Transportation of Chongqing
Chongqing is the biggest inland river port in western China. Historically, most of its transportation, especially to eastern China, is via the Yangtze River(Changjiang River).
Chongqing is also now linked to other parts of the country through several railways and highways, including:
• Chongqing-Chengdu (Sichuan province) railway
• Chongqing-Guiyang (Guizhou province) railway
• Chongqing-Xiangfan (Hubei province) railway
• Chongqing-Huaihua (Hunan province) railway
• Chongqing-Suining (Sichuan province) express railway
• Wanzhou-Yichang (Hubei province) railway (under construction)
• Chongqing-Lanzhou (Gansu province) railway (under construction)
• Chongqing-Chengdu highway
• Chongqing-Wanxian highway
• Chongqing-Guiyang highway
Also, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, located north of Chongqing provides links to most parts of China and to other countries and regions such as Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Thailand.
Meanwhile, the transportation system in the metropolitan area is also being developed to modern standards. Due to its hilly geography as well as Yangtze (Changjiang) and Jialing Rivers which run through it, ground transportation in the city requires an unusual number of bridges and tunnels, which increases cost dramatically. However, the highway network around the city and to nearby satellite towns are almost completed. One unique form of transportation in the city is the cable cars which are suspended over the rivers. The Chongqing Light Railway system was completed and entered service in January 2005.
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