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Lhasa–Shigatse Railway to Open in September

Lhasa–Shigatse Railway to Open in September

China has completed all the track laying work of the Lhasa–Shigatse Railway, and it is expected that it will be put into operation in September 2014.

The Lhasa–Shigatse Railway project is an extension of the Qinghai–Tibet Railway, and its construction began in September 2010.

The 253-kilometer Lhasa–Shigatse Railway will run through 13 stations, including five passenger stations.

With a designed speed of 120 kilometers per hour, the traveling time between Lhasa and Shigatse will be only two hours, which will offer great convenience for tourists traveling between Lhasa and Shigaste.