Lijiang Station in August 2018. This is the five platform terminus of the branch from Dali further south in Yunnan Province. The line is a steeply graded electrified mix of double and single track with loops with significant sections in tunnels through the mountainous country. The infrastructure appears to be relatively new and is in very good condition. There are 8 x 18 coach day-time round-trip services, which cover c.180km to Dali in around 2 hours, plus overnight trains. The return fare is about 7GBP. Lijiang will soon be connected to the Chinese high speed network as the final section of the Beijing - Kunming High Speed Railway will be open by 2020.

Location: Lijiang

Company: China Railways

Photographer: Mark Poustie

Make contact: Mark Poustie

Date: 17/08/2018

Image number: 65930