Updated: 2011-09-10 10:35
The first railway in Yunnan, the Kunming–Hanoi Railway (Sino-Vietnamese Railway), dates back to 1910. In 1941, American-supported construction began on the Yunnan Burma Railway, but this was aborted due to Japanese advances. Since the 1960s, many railways have been constructed in succession, including
Guiyang-Kunming Railway (640 km)
Chengdu-Kunming Railway (1,100 km)
Nanning-Kunming Railway (900 km)
Dali–Lijiang Railway (opened 2009)
Kunming–Lijiang (opened 2010) At present, preliminary surveys and studies are under way for the proposed Pan-Asian Railway connecting Yunnan with Southeast Asian countries. Construction on the new Kunming-Vietnam and Dali–Ruili railway is under way.