A train runs on the section between Kuytun and Tacheng Prefecture of the Karamay-Tacheng railway line in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, 6 August 2019.
The railway connecting Karamay and Tacheng, two cities in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, opened at the end of May 2019. The railway will help Tacheng, the only prefectural capital in Xinjiang without rail lines, connect to the railway network in China. The railway stretches 272.79 kilometers, including 74 km in windstorm areas. Total investment for the railway reached 4.687 billion yuan ($678.4 million). It took more than four years for construction workers to finish the project, since they could only work about 180 days a year in windstorm areas.