Northern Xinjiang railway
Urumqi South Railway Station, 2006-04-25.jpg
Overview
Native name北疆铁路
LocaleXinjiang, China
TerminiÜrümqi
Alashankou
Stations38
Service
TypeRailway
SystemTrans-Eurasian Railway
History
Opened1992 (1992)
Technical
Line length460 km (290 mi)

The Northern Xinjiang railway or Beijiang railway (Chinese: 北疆铁路) is a railway in Xinjiang, China, between Ürümqi, the regional capital of Xinjiang, and Alashankou on the border with Kazakhstan. The railway is 460 km (290 mi) in length and runs along the northern slope of the Tian Shan mountain range, connecting all major cities and towns of the southern Junggar Basin, including Changji, Hutubi, Manas, Shihezi, Kuytun, Wusu, Bortala (Bole), Jinghe and Alashankou.[1] The line extends the Lanzhou–Xinjiang railway west from Ürümqi to the Turkestan–Siberia railway on the Kazakh border and forms a section of the Trans-Eurasian Railway from Rotterdam to Lianyungang. The line was opened in 1992.[1]

A new double-track line between Ürümqi and Jinghe was built in 2009 to supplement the Northern Xinjiang railway.[2]

Branches

The Kuytun–Beitun branch and the Jinghe–Yining–Khorgas branch were opened in 2009.

List of stations

Second Ürümqi–Jinghe railway runs parallel to Northern Xinjiang railway (from Ürümqi to Jinghe)
Station Chinese Distance (km) Location
Ürümqi South
Lanzhou-Xinjiang HSR
Lanzhou–Xinjiang Railway
乌鲁木齐南 Saybag Ürümqi
Ürümqi
Lanzhou-Xinjiang HSR
Lanzhou–Xinjiang Railway
乌鲁木齐 Xinshi Ürümqi
Wuxi
Ürümqi–Dzungaria Railway
乌西 Toutunhe Ürümqi
Sanping 三坪 Ürümqi County Ürümqi
Changji 昌吉 Changji Changji Prefecture
Junhu 军户 Changji Changji Prefecture
Xiaotugule 小土古里 Changji Changji Prefecture
Hutubi 呼图壁 Hutubi County Changji Prefecture
Wugongtai 五工台 Hutubi County Changji Prefecture
Dafeng 大丰 Hutubi County Changji Prefecture
Letuyi 乐土驿 Manas County Changji Prefecture
Baojiadian 包家店 Manas County Changji Prefecture
Manas 玛纳斯 Manas County Changji Prefecture
Shihezi 石河子 Shihezi XPCC
Ulanusu 乌兰乌苏 Shawan County Tacheng Prefecture
Songshenggong 宋圣宫 Shawan County Tacheng Prefecture
Shawan 沙湾 Shawan County Tacheng Prefecture
Anku 安库 Shawan County Tacheng Prefecture
Anjihai 安集海 Shawan County Tacheng Prefecture
Kaiganqi 开干齐 Kuytun Ili Prefecture
Kuytun East 奎屯东 Kuytun Ili Prefecture
Kuytun
Kuytun–Beitun Railway
奎屯 Kuytun Ili Prefecture
Kuytun West 奎屯西 Kuytun Ili Prefecture
Usu 乌苏 Usu Tacheng Prefecture
Ganhezi 甘河子 Usu Tacheng Prefecture
Sikeshu 四棵树 Usu Tacheng Prefecture
Gaoquan 高泉 Usu Tacheng Prefecture
Gehe 古河 Usu Tacheng Prefecture
Gurtu 古尔图 Usu Tacheng Prefecture
Tuotuo 托托 Jinghe County Bortala Prefecture
Yilisheng 伊里生 Jinghe County Bortala Prefecture
Shaquanzi 沙泉子 Jinghe County Bortala Prefecture
Jinghe
Jinghe–Yining–Khorgas Railway
精河 Jinghe County Bortala Prefecture
Mogutan 蘑菇滩 Jinghe County Bortala Prefecture
Aibihu 艾比湖 Jinghe County Bortala Prefecture
Bole 博乐 Bole Bortala Prefecture
Wulandabusen 乌兰达布森 Bole Bortala Prefecture
Alashankou
Kazakhstan Turkestan–Siberia Railway
阿拉山口 Alashankou Bortala Prefecture

Gallery

See also