Ministry of Railways
Ministry of Railways ( MOR) is a now defunct ministry under the State Council of the People's Republic of China. The last minister was Sheng Guangzu. [1 ]
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 bureaux 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 (inspection) and China Railway Corporation (construction and management). [3 ]
History [ edit ]
The Ministry of Railways' predecessor was the
Qing and the Republican Ministry of Posts and Communications.
Rail bonds [ edit ]
MOR, which acts as a corporation in the
debt market, having sold 60 billion yuan of bonds in 2007.
For the year 2009, MOR plans to sell at least 100 billion yuan ($14.6 billion) worth of construction
bonds to finance a large expansion of the country's rail network.
Railway bureaus and companies [ edit ]
The Wuhan Railway Bureau headquarters
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 [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]