China railway line resumes service after 16-day disruption

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A railway line in western China resumed operation on Saturday, 16 days after rain-triggered landslides disrupted its service.
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Rescuers work at the accident site in a section of the Baoji-Chengdu railway caused by rain-triggered landslides in Lueyang County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on July 28, 2018. After 16 days' of arduous efforts, the blocked section of the Baoji-Chengdu railway in Shaanxi Province following several rain-triggered landslides was repaired and reopened to traffic by 5pm Saturday.

A railway line in western China resumed operation on Saturday, 16 days after rain-triggered landslides disrupted its service.

The Baoji-Chengdu railway line resumed full service at 5pm, according to China Railway Xi'an Group Co Ltd.

A section of the line in Shaanxi Province was blocked after several landslides brought 75,000 cubic meters of dirt and rocks to bury the tracks on June 12 and 13.

More than 1,100 workers with the help of 60 rescue vehicles were involved in the clearing work.

"We will continue to beef up monitoring of the section due to frequent rains in the following days," said Yin Chaoyang of China Railway Xi'an Group Co Ltd.

During the period, the group added more bullet trains on the Xi'an-Chengdu high-speed railway to reduce the impact on passenger flows.  

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A train passes through a section of the Baoji-Chengdu railway repaired after it was blocked by rain-triggered landslides in Lueyang County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on July 28, 2018. 

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