Strong Railway Transport Capacity Guarantees Coal Supply Nationwide


  Since September, the railway sector has given full play to the advantages of China's railway network under centralized and unified command. By meticulously organizing the railway transportation, it has provided sufficient transport capacity for the country's coal supply. From September 1 to 27, China's railway system registered a coal car loading of 66,173 cars per day, an increase of 431 cars year on year.

  Seizing the favorable opportunity of winter coal storage before the heat supply season, the railway sector has coordinated the major power generation enterprises to store coal in advance, and meticulously organized the coal transportation on the three rail-water transport corridors (Datong-Qinhuangdao Railway, Tangshan-Hohhot Railway, and Watang-Rizhao Railway) and north-south direct coal transport corridors (Baotou-Xi’an Railway, Nanjing-Xi'an Railway, South Datong-Puzhou Railway, Houma-Yueshan Railway and Haolebaoji-Ji’an Railway), thus ensuring the stable supply of coal in the whole country. At present, the coal storage of 350 power plants directly receiving the railway system's coal supply has reached 53.51 million tons, an increase of 3.54 million tons over that at the end of August. Their coal storage is enough for 30 days' consumption, 7.1 days more than that at the end of August.