Hankou–Danjiangkou railway

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The Hankou–Danjiangkou railway or Handan railway (simplified Chinese: 汉丹铁路; traditional Chinese: 漢丹鐵路; pinyin: hàndān tiělù), is a railroad in central China between Wuhan and Danjiangkou in Hubei Province. The line is 411 km (255 mi) long and follows the Han River from Wuhan's Hankou District north to Danjiangkou near the border with Henan Province.[1][2] The line was built from 1958 to 1966 and double-tracked in 2009.[2][3] Major cities and towns along route include Wuhan, Anlu, Suizhou, Zaoyang, Xiangyang, Laohekou and Danjiangkou.

This line along with Xiangyang–Chongqing Railway is the traditional route linking Sichuan and Chongqing with Eastern China. After the completion of Yichang-Wanzhou Railway the line's importance decreased slightly but many conventional trains still use this route.

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  1. ^ "汉丹铁路即将通车 武汉到丹江口有望火车直达" (in Chinese). Archived from the original on May 6, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "襄樊之最:襄樊境内第一条铁路--汉丹铁路全线通车" (in Chinese). April 30, 2005. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012.
  3. ^ "刘志军添乘检查达成复线、襄渝二线和汉丹复线". The Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China (in Chinese). February 18, 2010.