Northern Xinjiang railway
The Northern Xinjiang railway or Beijiang railway (北疆铁路) is a railway in Xinjiang, China between Ürümqi, the regional capital of Xinjiang, and Alashankou on the border with Kazakhstan. The railway is 460 km in length and runs along the northern slope of the Tian Shan mountain range, connecting all major cities and towns of the southern Junggar Basin, including Changji, Hutubi, Manas, Shihezi, Kuytun, Wusu, Bortala (Bole), Jinghe and Alashankou. The line extends the Lanzhou–Xinjiang railway west from Ürümqi to the Turkestan–Siberia railway on the Kazakh border, and forms a section of the Trans-Eurasian Railway from Rotterdam to Lianyungang. The line was opened in 1992.