Rail freight in China's Xinjiang surpasses 100 mln tonnes in 2022

2022-06-29 09:04:50Xinhua Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download
Special: Xinjiang

The rail freight volume in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region surpassed 100 million tonnes in 2022 on Tuesday, 21 days earlier than last year, said local authorities.

Xinjiang has a planned rail freight volume of 153.45 million tonnes for 2022, said the China Railway Urumqi Bureau Group Co., Ltd.

To ensure coal transportation during the ongoing power-consumption peak, the regional railway department has compiled a priority list of local power generators according to their respective inventory and transportation distance for on-time delivery.

In 2021, the region launched a two-phase renovation project on a key railway for coal transportation which connects Urumqi with a coal mining area in northern Xinjiang.

The freight capacity of the railway will likely double when the project concludes, according to local authorities.


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