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Connecting Lines Facilitate Coal Transportation to Hunan

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At 17:19 on October 30, two connecting line s between the Haoji Railway and the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway opened to traffic. The 1,813.5-kilometer Haoji Railway starts from Haolebaoji in city of Ordos in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and ends in Ji'an City in eastern China's Jiangxi Province, spanning seven provinces including Shaanxi, Shanxi, Henan, Hubei, and Hunan. It will mainly be used for transporting 200 million tonnes of coal from northern to central and southern China. 
Now coals will be transported southwards to Yueyang North Station via the connecting lines, and then delivered to cities along the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway. 
The reporter notices that technicians are debugging signal at a newly-built signal room in Yueyang North Station. And railroad switch related work at the construction site of the station are in full swing at the same time. 
Wu Jian, technical director of Changsha Electricity Services Department of the China Railway Guangzhou Group, said that the Haoji Railway was completed and opened to traffic at the end of this September. However, because the connecting lines in Hunan have not yet been opened, coal cannot be transported to Hunan. Three connecting lines will be built between the Haoji Railway and Yueyang North Station of the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway. 
Now there are two connecting lines in operation, namely, the 2.6-km up line from the Yueyang North Station to the Haoji Railway Haijiawu Station, and the 2.4-km line from the Yueyang North Station to the Haoji Railway Pingtian Station. The down line from Yueyang North Station to the Haoji Railway Haijiawu Station is scheduled to open next year.
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government.
Translator: Xiao Juan
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