An electrified railway in southwest the Tibet Autonomous Region of China opened in late June. The train connects capital city Lhasa with Nyingchi. More “Fuxing” bullet trains will enter official operation in the region in coming months. The first train has a length of 435 km aThe system has nine stations in Lhasa, Shannan and Nyingchi for either passengers or freight transportation.
The Tibet system was especially difficult to build due to the altitudes and topography. The railroad contains 47 tunnels, 121 bridges, and crosses the Yarlung Zangbo River 16 times. Tunnels and bridges account for about 75 percent of the total length of the railway, Chinese authorities said.