Neijiang–Kunming railway

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The Neijiang–Kunming railway or Neikun railway (simplified Chinese: 内昆铁路; traditional Chinese: 内昆鐵路; pinyin: nikūn tiělù), is a single-track railroad between Neijiang and Kunming in Southwest China. The line runs 872 km (542 mi) from Neijiang in Sichuan province to Kunming in Yunnan province through western Guizhou province. The Neikun Line was built in three sections. The northern section, from Neijiang to Anbian township of Yibin and 140 km (87 mi) in length, was built from 1956 to 1960. The southern section from Kunming to Meihuashan station, near Liupanshui in Guizhou, and 370 km (230 mi) in length, was built from 1960 to 1965 and became the westernmost segment of the Guiyang-Kunming railway. The middle section between Anbian and Meihuashan through Zhaotong and 358 km (222 mi) in length was built from 1998 to 2001.[1][2] Major cities and towns along route include Neijiang, Zigong, Yibin, Shuifu, Zhaotong, Weining Yi, Hui, and Miao Autonomous County, Xuanwei, Qujing and Kunming.

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  1. ^ "内昆铁路全线通车运营". Xinhua (in Chinese). 12 May 2002. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012.
  2. ^ "内昆铁路简介". 云南日报网 (in Chinese). 27 September 2007. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012.