Beijing–Shanghai Railway

Beijing–Shanghai Railway

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Beijing–Shanghai Railway

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The Beijing-Shanghai Railway or Jinghu railway () is a railway line in China between Beijing and Shanghai. The line has a total length of 1,462 kilometres and connects the municipalities of Beijing, Tianjin, and Shanghai, as well as the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu. It is commonly referred to as the Jinghu Railway, taking on the abbreviated names of the two terminal cities. In Chinese, "Jing" means "capital" and refers to Beijing, and "Hu" is the abbreviatied name for Shanghai.

History

The Beijing-Shanghai railway is composed of three sections. These three sections are some of the earliest railways in China, built before 1910. The first section is from Beijing to Tianjin, which was part of the Beijing-Shanhaiguan Railway from Beijing to Shanhaiguan, built between 1897 and 1900.

The second section is from Tianjin to Pukou and used to be called the Tianjin-Pukou Railway. Between Pukou and Xiaguan the railway crosses Yangtze River. Trains were ferried across the river before the completion of the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge in 1968.

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