China's Xinjiang sets up coal-transporting railway

Added On January 9, 2019

 China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has put into trial operation a major railway for transporting coal to inland areas.

The line makes it cheaper to transport Xinjiang's coal at a faster pace.
The freight train carrying 3,700 tonnes of coal left the Naomaohu station for the Hongliuhe station in neighboring eastern Gansu province on Thursday.
This is the second railway that ships out Xinjiang's coal.
The new line can currently transport 39.5 million tonnes of coal a year. 
In the long term, the annual capacity could rise to 150 million tonnes.
The railway is expected to improve transportation in eastern Xinjiang, cutting logistics costs and accelerating the economic and social development in the region.