Jiaozuo–Liuzhou railway

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The Jiaoliu railway crosses the Yangtze River via the Zhicheng Yangtze River Bridge in Zhicheng, Hubei Province.
A freight train crossing the Yi River Bridge on the Jiaoliu railway near Longmen in Luoyang.

The Jiaozuo–Liuzhou railway or Jiaoliu railway (simplified Chinese: 焦柳铁路; traditional Chinese: 焦柳鐵路; pinyin: jiāoliǔ tiělù), is a major trunkline railroad in China between Jiaozuo in central China and Liuzhou in southern China. The line is 1,639 km (1,018 mi) long and runs north–south through four provinces.[1] The line was built between 1969 and 1978.

Major cities along route include Jiaozuo, Jiyuan, Luoyang, Nanyang and Dengzhou in Henan Province; Xiangyang and Jingmen in Hubei Province; Shimen, Zhangjiajie, Jishou and Huaihua in Hunan Province and Liuzhou in the Guangxi Autonomous Region.

History[edit]

The Jiaoliu railway was built in northern and southern sections. The northern section from Jiaozuo to Zhicheng Town (in Yidu County-level City, Hubei Province) was built from 1969 to 1970.[1] The southern section from Zhicheng to Liuzhou was built from 1970 to 1978.[1] The two halves were joined in 1988 after the completion of the Zhicheng Yangtze River Bridge.[1] In December 2009, electrification of the Luoyang-Zhangjiangjie section was completed and top train speeds rose from 100 km/h (62 mph) to 160 km/h (99 mph).[2]

The Luoyang–Shimen section of the Jiaoliu is part of the Luoyang–Zhanjiang railway

Railway Junctions[edit]

The Jiaoliu railway traverses more than a dozen major railways including:

Henan Province

Hubei Province

Hunan Province

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

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