The Beijing–Shanghai Railway or Jinghu railway (simplified Chinese: 京沪铁路; traditional Chinese: 京滬鐵路; pinyin: Jīnghù tiĕlù) is a railway line in China between Beijing and Shanghai. The line has a total length of 1,462 kilometres and connects the municipalities of Beijing, Tianjin, and Shanghai, as well as the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu. It is commonly referred to as the Jinghu Railway, taking on the abbreviated names of the two terminal cities. In Chinese, "Jing" means "capital" and refers to Beijing, and "Hu" is the abbreviatied name for Shanghai.
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... The railway line is the principal line between Beijing and Shanghai and along with the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway, it serves as one of the busiest rail corridors in China ... and Shanghai, three tracks between Beijing and Tianjin and the full length of the railway has been electrified ... On June 30, 2011, the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway opened and runs parallel for all of its length to the Beijing–Shanghai Railway ...
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