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Second Ürümqi-Jinghe Railway

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The Second Ürümqi-Jinghe Railway or Wujing Line No. 2 (乌精二线) is a double-track railway in Xinjiang
Xinjiang
Xinjiang is an autonomous region of the People's Republic of China. It is the largest Chinese administrative division and spans over 1.6 million km2...

, China
China
Chinese civilization may refer to:* China for more general discussion of the country.* Chinese culture* Greater China, the transnational community of ethnic Chinese.* History of China* Sinosphere, the area historically affected by Chinese culture...

 between Ürümqi
Ürümqi
Ürümqi , formerly Tihwa , is the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, in the northwest of the country....

, the regional capital of Xinjiang and Jinghe. The railway is 381.5 km in length and runs parallel to the Northern Xinjiang Railway
Northern Xinjiang Railway
The Northern Xinjiang Railway or Beijiang Railway is a railway in Xinjiang, China between Urumqi, the regional capital of Xinjiang and Alashankou on the border with Kazakhstan...

, connecting most of the same cities and towns of the southern Junggar Basin, including Changji, Hutubi, Manas
Manas County
Manas County is a county in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture. It contains an area of 9,174 km2...

, Shihezi
Shihezi
Shihezi is a sub-prefecture-level city in northern Xinjiang, People's Republic of China.-Demography:Shihezi is the second largest city in Xinjiang, after Urumqi....

, Kuytun, Wusu
Wusu
Wusu can also refer to Taiyuan Wusu Airport.Wusu is a county-level city with more than 100,000 residents in Xinjiang. It is a part of Tacheng Prefecture of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. Wusu is a city, where oil-production is a major part of the economy...

, and Jinghe. The line opened in 2009 to alleviate growing traffic on the Northern Xinjiang Railway, which is connected to the Lanzhou-Xinjiang Railway to the east and the Turkestan-Siberia Railway
Turkestan-Siberia Railway
The Turkestan–Siberian Railway is a broad gauge railway that connects Central Asia with Siberia. It starts north of Tashkent in Uzbekistan at Arys, where it branches off from the Trans-Caspian Railway. It heads roughly northeast through Shymkent, Taraz, Bishkek to the former Kazakh capital of...

 of Central Asia to the west, and newly-built Kuytun-Beitun
Kuytun-Beitun Railway
The Kuytun-Beitun Railway or Kuibei Railway is a single-track railway in Xinjiang, China between Kuytun and Beitun. The railway branches from the Northern Xinjiang Railway at Kuytun and heads north across the Junggar Basin to Beitun, near Altay, passing through Karamay, Urho, and Fuhai...

 and Jinghe-Yining-Horgos Lines branching off to the north and south.