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Lanxin Railway
The Lanzhou− Xinjiang
Xinjiang
railway or Lanxin railway (simplified Chinese: 兰新铁路; traditional Chinese: 蘭新鐵路; pinyin: Lánxīn Tiělù) is the longest railway in northwestern China. It runs 1,904 kilometers (1,183 mi) from Lanzhou, Gansu, through the Hexi Corridor, to Ürümqi, in the Xinjiang. It was Xinjiang's only rail link with the rest of China
China
until the opening of the Lanzhou–Xinjiang high-speed railway
Lanzhou–Xinjiang high-speed railway
in December 2014. The railway follows the path of the ancient Silk Road.Contents1 History 2 Route2.1 Station list3 The northern branch 4 The southern branch 5 Cargo 6 Parallel high-speed passenger rail line 7 Gallery 8 ReferencesHistory[edit] The Lanzhou– Xinjiang
Xinjiang
railway, often abbreviated as the Lanxin line, is the longest railway built by the People's Republic of China
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Simplified Chinese Characters
Simplified Chinese characters
Chinese characters
(简化字; jiǎnhuàzì)[1] are standardized Chinese characters
Chinese characters
prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
Characters for use in mainland China. Along with traditional Chinese characters, they are one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language. The government of the People's Republic of China
People's Republic of China
in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s to encourage literacy.[2] They are officially used in the People's Republic of China
Republic of China
and Singapore. Traditional Chinese
Traditional Chinese
characters are currently used in Hong Kong, Macau, and the Republic of China
Republic of China
(Taiwan)
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Qingshui Railway Station
Qingshui (Chinese: 清水車站; Hanyu Pinyin: Qīngshuǐ chēzhàn; Tongyong Pinyin: Cingshuěi Chejhàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chheng-chúi Chhia-chām) is a railway station on the Taiwan
Taiwan
Railways Administration West Coast line (Coastal line) located in Qingshui District, Taichung, Taiwan.Contents1 History 2 Around the station 3 Nearby stations 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The station, called Kiyomizu-eki (Japanese: 清水驛), was opened on 15 December 1920. Around the station[edit]National Qingshui Senior High School Niumatou Site Wuci Fishery HarborNear
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Dabancheng
The Dabancheng District (达坂城区; Pinyin: Dábǎnchéng Qū) or Dawan Cheng (Даван Чең) is a district within the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administrative jurisdiction of the Ürümqi City. Located southeast of Ürümq urban area, it contains an area of 5,042 km2. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 40,000. The district seat of government is the town of the same name (Dabancheng Town). The name means 'Pass City'. Just south of the town is a low pass on the road from Urumchi southeast to Turfan. It crosses a mountain spur that connects the main Tien Shan with the Bogda Shan to the northeast. As of July 2015 GoogleEarth appears to show road and rail tunnels and viaducts being built to avoid the pass. Human habitation and irrigated agriculture in this arid area are made possible primarily by streams flowing south from the Bogda Shan range, which is located on the northern border of the district
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Northern Xinjiang Railway
The Northern Xinjiang
Xinjiang
railway or Beijiang railway (北疆铁路) is a railway in Xinjiang, China
China
between Ürümqi, the regional capital of Xinjiang, and Alashankou
Alashankou
on the border with Kazakhstan. The railway is 460 km 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
Xinjiang
railway west from Ürümqi
Ürümqi
to the Turkestan–Siberia railway
Turkestan–Siberia railway
on the Kazakh border, and forms a section of the Trans-Eurasian Railway from Rotterdam
Rotterdam
to Lianyungang
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Alashankou
Alashankou
Alashankou
(Chinese: 阿拉山口; pinyin: Ālāshānkǒu; Mongolian: ᠠᠯᠠᠭ ᠠᠭᠤᠯᠠ; Uyghur: Алатав Иғизи: Alatav Ighizi) is a border city in Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang
Xinjiang
Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. It is a port of entry by both railroad and highway from Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
as part of the Eurasian Land Bridge.Contents1 Overview 2 Transport 3 Administrative divisions 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksOverview[edit] The city is named after the Dzungarian Gate
Dzungarian Gate
( Alashankou
Alashankou
in Chinese), a pass connecting the two countries through the Dzungarian Alatau mountains. West of the pass, the port of entry on the Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
side is Dostyk
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Turkestan–Siberia Railway
The Turkestan–Siberian Railway (commonly abbreviated as the Turk–Sib, Kazakh: Түрксіб, Tu’rksib, تٷركسٸب, [tʰʉɾkˈsɘb]; Russian: Турксиб, Turksib) is a 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 27⁄32 in) broad gauge railway that connects Central Asia
Central Asia
with Siberia. It starts north of Tashkent
Tashkent
in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
at Arys, where it branches off from the Trans-Aral Railway. It heads roughly northeast through Shymkent, Taraz, Bishkek
Bishkek
(on a spur) to the former Kazakh capital of Almaty. There it turns northward to Semipalatinsk
Semipalatinsk
before crossing the Russian border. It passes through Barnaul
Barnaul
before ending at Novosibirsk, where it meets the West Siberian portion of the Trans-Siberian railway
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Central Asia
Central Asia
Asia
stretches from the Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
in the west to China
China
in the east and from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
in the south to Russia
Russia
in the north. It is also colloquially referred to as "the stans" as the countries generally considered to be within the region all have names ending with the Persian suffix "-stan", meaning "land of".[1] Central Asia
Asia
has a population of about 70 million, consisting of five republics: Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
(pop
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Rotterdam
Rotterdam
Rotterdam
(/ˈrɒtərdæm/ or /ˌrɒtərˈdæm/;[8][9] Dutch: [ˌrɔtərˈdɑm] ( listen)) is a city in the Netherlands, in South Holland
South Holland
within the Rhine–Meuse– Scheldt
Scheldt
river delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back to 1270, when a dam was constructed in the Rotte river, after which people settled around it for safety. In 1340, Rotterdam
Rotterdam
was granted city rights by the Count of Holland.[10] A major logistic and economic centre, Rotterdam
Rotterdam
is Europe's largest port, and has a population of 633,471 (2017), the second-largest in the Netherlands, just behind Amsterdam.[11] Rotterdam
Rotterdam
is known for the Erasmus
Erasmus
University, its riverside setting, lively cultural life, and maritime heritage
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Longhai Railway
The Longhai railway
Longhai railway
(simplified Chinese: 陇海铁路; traditional Chinese: 隴海鐵路; pinyin: Lǒnghǎi Tiělù), formerly romanized as the Lunghai railway, is a major arterial east–west railway in China. It runs from Lianyungang, Jiangsu
Jiangsu
on the Yellow Sea
Yellow Sea
to Lanzhou, Gansu
Gansu
through the provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Shaanxi, and Gansu, covering a total length of 1,759 kilometres. The line is named after Gansu, also known as Long (陇) in Chinese and Lianyungang's previous name, Haizhou.[1] The Longhai Line is one of the busiest Chinese railways
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Baotou–Lanzhou Railway
The Baotou– Lanzhou
Lanzhou
railway, also known as the Baolan line (simplified Chinese: 包兰铁路; traditional Chinese: 包蘭鐵路; pinyin: bāolán tiělù) is a 995 kilometer railway that connects the cities of Baotou
Baotou
in
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Lanzhou West Railway Station
Longhai Railway, Lan-Xin Railway, Baoji–Lanzhou High-Speed Railway Lanzhou–Zhongchuan Airport Intercity Railway Lanzhou–Ürümqi High-Speed RailwayPlatforms 24 4 (metro) (2 side, 11 island)ConnectionsBus terminalHistoryOpened26 December 2014 (current) 1953 (former)Closed 9 March 2012 (former)Lanzhou West railway station is located in Qilihe District, Lanzhou, Gansu Province on Xi Zhan Xi Road (西站西路). It is served by the Longhai Railway, Lan-Xin Railway, Lanzhou–Ürümqi High-Speed Railway, Lanzhou–Zhongchuan Airport Intercity Railway and Baoji–Lanzhou High-Speed Railway (u/c), in Lanzhou, Gansu, China
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Zhangye Railway Station
Zhangye
Zhangye
railway station is located 6.4 km north east of Zhangye, Gansu
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Jiayuguan–Ceke Railway
The Jiayuguan–Ceke railway (嘉峪关-策克铁路) or Jiace railway (嘉策铁路) is a railway in northwestern China
China
between Jiayuguan in Gansu Province
Gansu Province
and Ceke (42°34′00″N 101°18′00″E / 42.56667°N 101.30000°E / 42.56667; 101.30000), a border post in Ejin Banner
Ejin Banner
of Inner Mongolia
Inner Mongolia
on the China-Mongolian border. The railway is 460 km (286 mi) in length and was built from April 2004 to June 2007, and was financed by the Jiuquan Steel Company for its exclusive use to transport coal from Inner Mongolia
Inner Mongolia
and Mongolia.[1] It is the longest railway financed by an enterprise in China.[1] The line connects the Lanzhou-Xinjiang and the Linhe-Ceke railway
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Shanshan
Shanshan
Shanshan
(Chinese: 鄯善; pinyin: Shànshàn; Uyghur: پىچان‎, ULY: Pichan, UYY: Piqan?) was a kingdom located at the north-eastern end of the Taklamakan Desert
Taklamakan Desert
near the great, but now mostly dry, salt lake known as Lop Nur
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Dunhuang Railway
The Dunhuang
Dunhuang
railway (simplified Chinese: 敦煌铁路; traditional Chinese: 敦煌鐵路; pinyin: Dūnhuáng Tiělù) is a branch of the Lanzhou–Xinjiang railway
Lanzhou–Xinjiang railway
in Gansu
Gansu
Province, China. It runs 169 kilometres (105 mi) from Liugou railway station in Guazhou County, on the main line, to the terminus at Dunhuang
Dunhuang
railway station. Construction, at a cost of 640 million yuan, started on 7 September 2004
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