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Russian trains can now directly get access to Suifenhe railway station in NE China

(People's Daily Online)    15:52, June 07, 2016

The completion of the new train station at Sufenhe city, bordering China and Russia, makes the 1,520 mm broad gauge railtracks from Russia now connect with the 1,435 mm gauge railroad in China

With the smooth laying and connection of the last group of rail junctions on June 5, the new railway station in Suifenhe city can now welcome trains coming from Russia, meaning that Russian trains running on the broad 1,520 mm gauge rail line can directly get access to the railway station within Chinese borders, Xinhua News Agency reports on June 5. 

Located in the southeast of Heilongjiang province, Suifenhe city is the largest local contributor to trade with Russia. The Chinese Eastern Railway which began to be built in 1989 crosses the city and connects northeastern China and the Russian Far East.

However, because of different rail gauges used in the two countries, trains cannot go through directly. A standard 1,435 mm gauge is widely used in China.

In recent years, with continuous growing economic cooperation between China and Russia, the 100-year-old railway station in Suifenhe was difficult to adapt for the new situation. The new railway station in the city began to be built in 2010 and started operation in early 2016. 

International passenger trains run between Suifenhe and the city of Grodekovo in Russia every day. Suifenhe has a total population of 2.8 million.

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