Ministry of Railways (China)
|Ministry of Railways|
|Minister responsible||Sheng Guangzu|
|Parent agency||State Council|
The ministry was responsible for passenger services, regulation of the rail industry, development of the rail network and rail infrastructure in mainland China, though in light of recent accidents, there have been calls to institute independent supervision of the rail industry.
The ministry was also in charge of the operations of China Railways which manages the railway bureaus and companies in mainland China.
On 10 March 2013, it was announced that the Ministry would be dissolved and its duties taken up by the Ministry of Transport (safety and regulation), State Railways Administration(zh) (inspection) and China Railway Corporation (construction and management).
Railway bureaus and companies
There are 16 railway bureaux and 2 railway group companies under the Ministry of Railways. As of 2008, approximately 2 million people work in the Ministry of Railways.
|Bureau or Agency||Railway Network in Provinces|
|Beijing Railway Bureau||Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Taiyuan|
|Chengdu Railway Bureau||Chengdu, Chongqing, Nanchong, Guiyang, Lupanshui|
|Guangzhou Railway Group Co.,Ltd.||Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Meizhou, Hunan, Changsha|
|Harbin Railway Bureau||Inner Mongolia, Xiang'an|
|Hohhot Railway Bureau||Inner Mongolia|
|Jinan Railway Bureau||Shandong|
|Kunming Railway Bureau||Chengdu, Sichuan, Guizhou, Vietnam|
|Lanzhou Railway Bureau||Gansu, Ningxia|
|Nanchang Railway Bureau||Jiangxi, Hubei, Henan, Anhui, Fujian,|
|Nanning Railway Bureau||Nanning, Liuzhou, eastern Guangdong|
|Qinghai-Tibet Railway Group Co., Ltd.||Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan|
|Shanghai Railway Bureau||Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Henan|
|Shenyang Railway Bureau||Liaoning, Jilin, Jianzhou|
|Taiyuan Railway Bureau||Shanxi, Shandong, Henan|
|Wulumuqi Railway Bureau||Xinjiang, Gansu|
|Wuhan Railway Bureau||Hubei, Henan|
|Xi'an Railway Bureau||Shaanxi, Gansu, Sichuan, Chongqing, Ningxia, Hubei|
|Zhengzhou Railway Bureau||Hubei, Hebei, Shaanxi, Shandong|
List of Railway Ministers
|№||Name||Took office||Left office|
|1||Teng Daiyuan||October 1949||January 1965|
|2||Lü Zhengcao||January 1965||1966|
|3||Wan Li||January 1975||December 1976|
|4||Duan Junyi||December 1976||March 1978|
|5||Guo Weicheng||March 1978||1981|
|6||Liu Jianzhang||1981||April 1982|
|7||Chen Puru||April 1982||1985|
|8||Ding Guangen||1985||April 1988|
|9||Li Senmao||April 1988||1992|
|10||Han Zhubin||1992||March 1998|
|11||Fu Zhihuan||March 1998||March 2003|
|12||Liu Zhijun||March 2003||February 2011|
|13||Sheng Guangzu||February 2011||16 March 2013|
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