China Railway

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China Railway Corporation
Native name
Government-owned corporation
Industry Rail transport
Rail freight transport
Predecessor Ministry of Railways
Founded 14 March 2013
Headquarters Beijing, China
Area served
Key people
Sheng Guangzu (General manager)
Services passenger rail
freight services
other related services
Revenue Decrease CN¥916.258 billion[nb 1] (2015)
Decrease CN¥53.456 billion[nb 2] (2015)
Decrease CN¥(32.355 billion) (2015)
Total assets Increase CN¥6.245870 trillion (2015)
Total equity Increase CN¥2.150725 trillion (2015)
Owner People's Republic of China (via the Ministry of Finance)
Number of employees
2 million approx. (2013)
Divisions Railway operations
Subsidiaries 16 bureaux
5 companies
Footnotes / references

China Railway or CR, full name China Railway Corporation (Chinese: 中国铁路总公司; pinyin: Zhōngguó Tiělù Zǒnggōngsī; literally: "China Railway General Company") is the national railway operator of the People's Republic of China,[2] under the regulation of the Ministry of Transport and the State Railways Administration. It used to be part of the now defunct Ministry of Railways.

China Railway operates rail commuter and freight transport via several smaller companies. China Railway previously had its own police force and court system, which was unique among the world's railways.[citation needed]


The original China Railway logo was designed by Chen Yuchang (Chinese: 陈玉昶) (1912-1969), as announced in the People's Daily on 22 January 1950.[3][4]

Bureaux and companies[edit]

There are 16 bureaux and 5 companies under China Railway. As of 2008, approximately 2 million people work in China Railway.

Business Bureau or Company Provinces of operation Regions of operation
Passenger Harbin Railway Bureau Northeastern Inner Mongolia(Hulunbuir and part of Xingan League), Heilongjiang Northeast China
Shenyang Railway Bureau Liaoning, Jilin, Southeastern Inner Mongolia(Chifeng, Tongliao and part of Xingan League),
southern Heilongjiang, northeastern Hebei
Beijing Railway Bureau Beijing, Hebei, Tianjin, western Shandong,
northern Henan, eastern Shanxi
North China
Hohhot Railway Bureau Inner Mongolia
Taiyuan Railway Bureau Shanxi
Jinan Railway Bureau Shandong
Shanghai Railway Bureau Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang East China
Nanchang Railway Bureau Jiangxi, Fujian, parts of Hubei and Hunan Southeast China
Guangzhou Railway Group Co., Ltd. Guangdong, Hunan, Hainan South China
Nanning Railway Bureau Guangxi, western Guangdong
Wuhan Railway Bureau Hubei, southern Henan Central China
Zhengzhou Railway Bureau Henan, Shanxi
Chengdu Railway Bureau Sichuan, Chongqing, Guizhou, parts of Yunnan and Hubei Southwest China
Kunming Railway Bureau Yunnan, parts of Sichuan and Guizhou
Qinghai-Tibet Railway Group Co., Ltd. Tibet
Qinghai Northwest China
Lanzhou Railway Bureau Gansu, Ningxia, parts of Inner Mongolia
Ürümqi Railway Bureau Xinjiang, parts of Gansu
Xi'an Railway Bureau Shaanxi,northeast Sichuan
Freight China Railway Special Cargo Service Co., Ltd.
China Railway Express Co., Ltd.
China Railway Container Transport Co., Ltd.


  1. ^ Including revenue from "Railway Construction Fund"
  2. ^ EBIT, including revenue from "Railway Construction Fund" but excluding contribution to "Water Conservancy Construction Fund"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "中国铁路总公司2015年年度报告" [China Railway Corporation 2015 Annual Report] (in Chinese). archive of Shangjai Clearing House. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "China Railways carry 453 mn passengers Jan-March". Indo Asian News Service. April 8, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "中国铁路标志的设计者——陈玉昶 60年前的标志还是这么简洁、漂亮!_刘逸设计_新浪博客". 2013-03-13. Retrieved 2015-07-31. 
  4. ^ "Rologo 标志共和国 | 专注于Logo的网站_Logo设计_Logo欣赏 » 中国铁路标志的设计者——陈玉昶". Retrieved 2015-07-31. 

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