The Most Dangerous Railway in the World – Sichuan-Tibet Railway

New Connection between Sichuan and Tibet
By Zeng Mei • 23-02-2024

Sichuan-Tibet Railway Company was founded in 10th January, 2020, which is a simple of an important step for Sichuan-Tibet Railway building. It is an important railway from hinterland to Tibet after Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

With 1629 kilometers long and 200 kilometers per hour designed top speed, Sichuan-Tibet Railway is start from Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, via Ya’an, Kangding, Litang, Baiyu, Changdu, Basu, Bomi, Linzhi, Miling, Langxian, Shannan, Gongga, to Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Sichuan-Tibet Railway is from Sichuan Basin to “the roof of the world”. The highest elevation of it is about 4400 meters and the height difference among terrains is over 3000 meters. All the way go through five topography regions, Western Sichuan Plateau, Hengduan Mountainous Region, Plateau in the southeast of Tibet, alpine and gorge region. It is the most complex landform areas and over 80% of it will be constructed through tunnels and bridges.

It is expected to open fully in 2026. After opening, the railway running time between Chengdu and Lhasa will be decreased from 36 hours to 13 hours.

China Greatway Tour organizes lots of Qinghai-Tibet train tour every year. With the opening of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, foreign travelers have a more convenient option to enter Tibet by land. There are more than 100 international direct routs in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Madrid, Rome, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Prague, Budapest, Moscow, St. Petersburg in Europe, Bangkok, Hanoi, Tel Aviv, New Delhi, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul in Asia, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai in the Middle East in Oceania, Addis Ababa in Africa and so on. At present, Chengdu Tianfu International Airport, a new airport station, is building now, which will increase more international air routes and flights. It is worth recommending that is Sichuan Tibet overland tour from Lhasa to Chengdu by 4WD vehicle, minivan or minibus.

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