The Tongliao–Ranghulu railway or Tongrang Railway (simplified Chinese :通让铁路; traditional Chinese :通讓鐵路; pinyin :tōngràng tiělù), is a railroad in northeastern China, between Tongliao station in Inner Mongolia and Daqing west station (formerly Ranghulu station) on the Harbin–Manzhouli railway in Heilongjiang Province. The railway has a total length of 421 km (262 mi) and runs north-south from eastern Inner Mongolia through western Jilin Province to the oil fields of Daqing in western Heilongjiang. The line was built from 1964 to 1966. Major cities and towns along route include Tongliao, Da'an, and Daqing.
Electrification of the railway was completed in 2018.
Heilongjiang is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the northeast of the country. It is the northernmost and easternmost province of the country. The province is bordered by Jilin to the south and Inner Mongolia to the west. It also shares a border with Russia to the north and east. The capital and the largest city of the province is Harbin. Among Chinese provincial-level administrative divisions, Heilongjiang is the sixth-largest by total area and the 15th-most populous.
Daqing is a prefecture-level city in the west of Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China. The name literally means "Great Celebration". Daqing is known as the "Oil Capital of China" and has experienced a phenomenal boom since oil was discovered at the Daqing Oil Field in 1959.
Qiqihar is the second-largest city in the Heilongjiang province of China, in the west central part of the province. The built-up area made up of Longsha, Tiefeng and Jianhua districts had 979,517 inhabitants, while the total population of the prefecture-level city was 5,367,003 at the 2010 census. These are mainly Han Chinese, though the city is also home to thirty-four minorities including Manchus, Daur, and Mongols.
Tongliao is a prefecture-level city in eastern Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. The area is 59,535 square kilometres (22,987 sq mi) and population is 3,139,153 ; the city proper has 898,895 inhabitants (2010). The city was the administrative centre of the defunct Jirem League.
Manzhouli is a sub-prefectural city located in Hulunbuir prefecture-level city, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. Located on the border with Russia, it is a major land port of entry. It has an area of 696.3 square kilometres (268.8 sq mi) and a population of almost 250,000.
Suifenhe is a county-level city in southeastern Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China, located where the former Chinese Eastern Railway crosses the border with Russia's town of Pogranichny, Primorsky Krai. In January 2014, Suifenhe became the only Chinese city in which trading with Russian Ruble is officially allowed. The city shares its name with the Suifen River, and is under the administration of Mudanjiang Prefecture-level City.
Anda is a county-level city in western Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China, located on the Harbin-Manzhouli Railway about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Daqing and 110 km (68 mi) northwest of Harbin, and is under the administration of Suihua City. Home to China's forage and dairy industries, more than 1,814 km2 (700 sq mi) out of Anda's 3,586 km2 (1,385 sq mi) total area is made up of grasslands.
Jitong railway is a 945-kilometre (587 mi) railway in Inner Mongolia, China opened in 1995. Its start point is at Jining and ends at Tongliao. The Jitong railway is a joint venture between China Railway and the government of Inner Mongolia. Since Inner Mongolia was one of the poorer provinces of China in the early 1990s, the line was built with an eye towards reducing startup costs, with the intention of upgrading at a future date as funds became available. The tracks were built to a high engineering standard, featuring heavy rail, concrete crossties, and extensive use of tunnels and viaducts to reduce grades. In contrast, lower-cost anachronistic technologies were intentionally selected for cases where it was possible to upgrade incrementally: semaphore signaling, manned crossing gates, and steam engines.
Ranghulu District is a district of Daqing, Heilongjiang province, China.
Harbin–Manzhouli railway, abbreviated as the Binzhou Railway, is a double-track electrified trunk railway in Northeast China between Harbin and Manzhouli on the Russian border, where it connects to the Trans-Siberian Railway via Zabaikalsk, Russia.
The Jiayuguan–Ceke railway (嘉峪关-策克铁路) or Jiace railway (嘉策铁路) is a railway in northwestern China between Jiayuguan in Gansu Province and Ceke, a border post in Ejin Banner of Inner Mongolia on the China-Mongolian border. The railway is 460 km (286 mi) in length and was built from April 2004 to June 2007, and was financed by the Jiuquan Steel Company for its exclusive use to transport coal from Inner Mongolia and Mongolia. It is the longest railway financed by an enterprise in China. The line connects the Lanzhou-Xinjiang and the Linhe-Ceke railway. Planning is under way for a 50 km (31 mi) extension of the railway into Mongolia's Nariin Sukhait mining complex. In 2011 and 2012, the line carried, respectively, 1.21 and 1.17 million metric tons of coal.
The Beijing–Tongliao or Jingtong railway, also known as the Shahe–Tongliao or Shatong railway, is a railroad in northern China between Beijing, the national capital, and Tongliao in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The line is 804 km (500 mi) long and runs northwest from Beijing Municipality through Hebei Province to southeastern Inner Mongolia. The line was built between 1972 and 1977, and entered into operations in 1980. Major cities and counties along route include Beijing, Luanping, Longhua, Chifeng and Tongliao.
Rail transport is an important mode of long-distance transportation in China. As of 2020, the country had more than 146,000 km (90,720 mi) of railways, the second longest network in the world. By the end of 2020, China had just under 38,000 kilometres of high-speed rail (HSR), the longest HSR network in the world.
Ejin–Hami railway or Eha railway, is a railway in western China between Ejin Banner in Alxa League of western Inner Mongolia and the city of Hami in the eastern part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The line runs 644 km (400 mi) through the deserts near the Mongolian border. Apart from Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang, the line also crosses the Subei Mongol Autonomous County, the sliver of Gansu Province that extends to the Mongolian border. Construction began on June 30, 2014 and was slated to take three years, but the line opened only 17 months later on December 1, 2015. The opening of this rail line shortened the distance by rail from Hohhot, Inner Mongolia's capital, to destinations in Xinjiang and Kazakhstan by over 800 km.
Harbin–Mudanjiang intercity railway is a high-speed railway in Heilongjiang Province, China, between the cities Harbin and Mudanjiang. It is a Passenger Dedicated Line (PDL), with a design speed of 250 km/h and a total length 293.2 km. Starting in Harbin, it leads east to Acheng, into mountains at Maoershan, to Shangzhi, again through the mountains to the southeast, Weihe, Yabuli, Hengdaohezi, Hailin and on to the end at Mudanjiang station. Future proposals for this line could see it extended across the border into Russia and the Russian port city of Vladivostok.
Harbin–Jiamusi intercity railway is a high-speed railway with in Heilongjiang province of China, connecting the capital Harbin to Jiamusi. It has a total length of 343 km and it is being built as a 200 kilometres per hour, double tracked electrified express railway. With an expected journey time of two and a half hours from Harbin to Jiamusi. Total cost of the project is budgeted to be 34.714 billion yuan. The project started construction on June 30, 2014, and opened to traffic by September 30, 2018.
Harbin–Qiqihar intercity railway, also known as Ha Qi passenger-dedicated line (PDL), is the China’s most northerly high-speed railway. It opened for revenue service on 17 August 2015, connecting the two principal cities in Heilongjiang province, Harbin and Qiqihar.
The Suifenhe–Manzhouli passageway is a high-speed rail corridor located in the northeast of China running from Suifenhe in Heilongjiang to Manzhouli in Inner Mongolia. Announced as part of the "eight vertical and eight horizontal" high-speed railway network, the passage passes through Harbin and Qiqihar.
China Railway Harbin Group, officially abbreviated as CR Harbin or CR-Harbin, formerly, Harbin Railway Administration is a subsidiaries company under the jurisdiction of the China Railway. It supervises the railway network within Heilongjiang, and eastern Inner Mongolia. The railway administration was reorganized as a company on November 2017.