NEW TRACK TO EASE RAIL WOES IN XINJIANG
The second rail passage linking Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and Lanzhou, Gansu Province, was opened in mid-September. The rail line was built to ease the ever increasing transportation bottleneck with west China. The rail line should hasten the tapping of oil and gas, increase shipments of cotton, salt and grain from the far western regions to the rest of China and dramatically increase the flow of goods and services from the far more developed eastern regions to the west. The freight increase is expected to jump from 12 million tons annually to over 50 million tons annually by the turn of the century.
- This article was provided by Leonard Zhongcheng LIU, Professor and Contributing Correspondent.
N/A15 Huixin Dongjie, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100029, China
- Yang, Y
- Publication Date: 1995-9-15
- Pagination: 1 p.
- CHINA DAILY
- Publisher: N/A
- TRT Terms: Demand; Freight handling; Freight trains; Freight transportation; Railroad construction; Railroad facility operations
- Old TRIS Terms: Freight operations; Rail construction; Rail operations
- Subject Areas: Construction; Freight Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00716741
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 6 1996 12:00AM