Xinjiang Transportations

Located in the northwest of China, Xinjiang Province covers an area of 1,650,257 square kilometers. It is so large that takes up abort one sixth of the country’s territory. Although it is a developing province and transport hub in northwestern China, it can reachable by air, by train, by land.

Railway
The Lanzhou-Xinjiang Railway runs more than 2,000 kilometers from Lanzhou City in Gansu Province in the east to Alataw Pass, the westernmost point of the Chinese section of the second Eurasian Link. It is a principal artery linking China's east and west and is the only railroad running between Xinjiang and the rest of China.A dual-track section of the Lanzhou-Urumqi railroad is already operational and construction of the Korla-Kashi section of the Southern Xinjiang Railroad, also a major project, is in full swing. Works to the value of 2.4 billion yuan have been completed in the westward extension of the Southern Xinjiang railroad and the northern section of Wusu-Ala Pass railway.

Highway
About 99 percent of towns and villages in Xinjiang Province have been connected by the highways. Moreover, the highways have been extended currently. The total length of highway is about 59,900 kilometers at the end of 2003.

Air
There are two records in Xinjiang airway: Xinjiang boasts the greatest number of airports and the longest air routes of all the provinces and autonomous regions of China. As one of China's six major airports with flights to West Asian and European countries, Urumqi International Airport has domestic air routes radiate out to Lanzhou, Xi'an, Beijing and Shanghai. Closer to home, routes within Xinjiang itself serve Hami, Korla, Kuqa, Hetian, Kashi, Aksu, Yining, Karamay, Fuyun, and Altay. So, it is convenient to travel by air.

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