China to build Sichuan—Tibet Railway

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    cir Senior Member Senior Member

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    Length:1900km(from Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, to Lhasa)
    Annual cargo capacity: 10 million tons
    Investment:circa 190 billion yuan
    Construction period:6 years

    The line contains 12 tunnels longer than 6 km。

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    Work is expected to start on the 435km Lhasa-Linzhi section this year。

    川藏铁路拉林段可望年内开工建设--中国西藏新闻网 (Report In Chinese)
     
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    The Yunnan-Tibet Railway,of which the section in Yunnan province already exists up to Xianggelila(Shangri-La)bordering Tibet, will quickly follow. The line, connecting Kunming, capital of Yunnan province, and Lhasa will also make use of the Lhasa-Linzhi section.

    In 6 years, there will be 3 railway lines connecting Tibet to the rest of China.

    There remains one more planned route that will link Tibet with Xinjiang.
     
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    huaxia rox Senior Member Senior Member

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    infrastruction buildups of tibet and rest of the west part of china r crucial...but would that be too much money to build 3 railway lines connecting tibet to the rest of prc??

    after all we dont have too many people in tibet....we should focus more on dam buildings etc in tibet to real benifit our people...
     
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    Design speed: 200km per hour
    Chengdu to Lhasa: within 10 hours(instead of the current 3 days by road and 2 days by train)。
     
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    Qinghai-Tibet railway documentary. Good for a revisit.
     
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    huaxia rox Senior Member Senior Member

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    if the railway is something has to build i hope 1st it wont cost way too much and 2nd the economy of tibet can therefore get more investments from other parts of china....not just being a place u can go travelling....but some real industry can be created there....and hopefully more people from other parts of china wanna go live there....
     

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