Qinghai Tibet Sky Railway train
For a very long time, the only transportation to Tibet is only by overland. The famous Tibet Sky Railway construction started in Year 1958 and finished in Year 2006. It took 48 years to compelete the huge task- by building a railway on Tibet high plateau. It starts from Xining and ends in Lhasa with a coverage of 1956km This is a great milestone to connect Tibet with the mailand China, also a great way to help the economy growth in Tibet.
There are 85 stations in total along the way. The most difficult part to built would be from Golmud(2780m) to Lhasa. This railway generally run through the area with an average elevation of over 4000m. The highest point is 5072m.After the completion of railway, it is one of the most preferred way for tourists to get into Tibet,
Shigatse to Lhasa Railway train
Shigatse is 2nd largest city in Tibet. Lhasa to Shigatse railway construction started in year 2010 and finished in year 2014. The first train runned on Aug 16, 2014 but there were only Cargo train available, passanger could not take the train still. The first train that passanger could take was availalbe in year 2018. This railway is 251km and it provided great convenience to the local Tibetans.
Eastern Tibet Raily way train from Lhasa to Nyingchi
Eastern Tibet train starts operating today. The Eastern Tibet railway constructions started in year 2013 and now it is available to put online. It's bullet train! Now it only takes less than 4 hours to get from Lhasa to Nyingchi. So During the Peach Blossom Festival in Nyingchi in March should be a high peak season in Year 2022.
Nyingchi to Chengdu Railway is also under construction.
Chengdu to Nyingchi railway contruction is as hard as Tibet Sky Railway from Qinghai to Tibet, it is supposed to complete in year 2016. When it is compeplete, It will be only take 12 hours from Chengdu to Lhasa , Chengdu to nyingchi will be only 8 hours, it will be one of the fasted Tibet Sky Railway trains.
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