The Yunnan-Guangxi, or Kunming-Nanning Railway, is a new express rail link which will link Nanning, capital of southern China’s Guangxi Autonomous Region, to Kunming, capital of southwestern China’s province of Yunnan. The Guangxi part from Nanning to Baise will be open to traffic.
This railway line is 710 km (444 miles) in length. The Guangxi part, which is slated to open within the year, is 275 km (172 miles) long. The bit of the railway inside Guangxi will in fact be a high-speed line dedicated to passenger trains, which is designed for speeds up to 250 km/h (155 mph). The remaining part will still mostly carry passenger trains, along with some freight trains; that part is good for speeds up to 200 km/h (125 mph).
Stations on this line’s Guangxi section are as follows:
- NANNING 南宁
- Nanning South (Nanningnan) 南宁南
- Jinjicun 金鸡村
- Jiangxicun 江西村
- Wangbu 王埠
- Natong 那桐
- Long’an 隆安
- Pingguo 平果
- Nahe 那何
- Tiandong North (Tiandongbei) 田东北
- Tianyang 田阳
- BAISE 白色
There is a further station beyond Baise, which is Yangxu (阳圩).
The city of Baise is known in PRC history where Deng Xiaoping and others in the CPC staged an uprising in 1929. The city now is a key industrial centre, mostly involved in producing aluminium.