Daqin Railway

Daqin Railway

Daqing Railway, operated by Daqin Railway Company Limited, is a 653km coal-transport railway in north China built during 1985 to 1992. It starts from the coal mines in Datong, Shanxi province, passing Shanxi, Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin and ends at Qinghuangdao port in Hebei province, China's largest coal port. This railway serves as a major channel for transporting coal produced in Shanxi, Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia to south China and is the largest coal haul railway in China. It is an electrified double track heavy haul railway with few passenger train services. Currently, the largest freight train unit operated in this railway is 20000 tonnes, the largest in China. It transported 150 million tonnes freight in 2004, 200 million tonnes in 2005, 250 million tonnes in 2006 and 300 million tonnes in 2007.

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