Train services on the Southern Xinjiang Railway in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have once again been suspended after brief operation on Monday morning, as the region has been buffeted by strong winds since Sunday.
Strong winds have swept Xinjiang since Sunday morning, with wind speeds reaching 150 km per hour from Turpan to Zhenzhuquan stations on Monday, according to the Urumqi Railways Bureau.
The 7551 Train from Urumqi to Kashi has had to stop at Turpan station in Turpan city, 143 km south of the region's capital, Urumqi. Station staff have supplied water and food to the stranded passengers, according to the bureau.
Services on the line were also suspended from about 5 a.m. on Sunday to midnight of the same day.
The bureau said traffic will resume when the wind weakens.
The gusts have wreaked carnage in the region, causing 17 fires and killing one person over the last 30 hours.