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The 1,956-km-long Qinghai-Tibet Railway, from Xining to Lhasa, is set to begin trial operation on July 1st, 2006.


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Qinghai-Tibet Railway




Lhasa Station construction completed




Focusing on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway




Focusing on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway




High-tech train for the Beijing-Tibet Railway




Qinghai-Tibet Railway linked-up




New height of world's railway born in Tibet



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College students of the Tibetan ethnic group chat on a train running from Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, to Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on the Qinghai-Tibet Raiwlay, July 3, 2006. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the highest railroad in the world, was put into use on July 1.
UPDATED 15:04, July 14, 2006
The same railways, but different psychologies
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway becomes a major event of world focus, and some Western media have sent reporters to take trains along the new rail route for field coverage.
What are the tangible benefits for locals?
At 8.55 pm on July 3rd, the T27, the first ever passenger train from Beijing, pulled into Lhasa Station. History shows the construction of a railway line often changes the economic and social life of a region. In what way will the full operation of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway alter and influence the daily life of local people?
Tibet's economy welcomes new railway era
In Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, commodity prices have been very high due to lack of transportation with inland. After the Qinghai-Tibet railway went into operation, the transportation cost was expected to be reduced by half. Tourism and special local products will face new opportunities.

Lhasa River Bridge

Lhasa Station construction completed

Station along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Qiangtang grassland

Lake Qinghai, the most beautiful lake in China

High-tech train for the Beijing-Tibet Railway

Tibetan antelopes along the railway

A machine is making preparations to lay tracks at the highest point of the Qinghai-Tibet railway.
  Special Report  
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  • The same railways, but different psychologies (10:42, July 14, 2006)
  • What are the tangible benefits for locals? (11:26, July 08, 2006)
  • Interview: Tibetan legislator calls railway "road to heaven" for Tibetans (07:46, July 07, 2006)
  • First train from Beijing arrives in Lhasa (09:18, July 04, 2006)
  • Listening to entirely new sirening of highland trains (14:15, July 03, 2006)
  • Advanced technology (07:45, July 03, 2006)
  • Key facts about rail on 'roof of the world' (07:46, July 03, 2006)
  • Passengers prepare for journey of a lifetime (07:46, July 03, 2006)
  • Nature reserve relieved as antelopes adapt (07:47, July 03, 2006)
  • Railway makes room for Tibetan culture: experts (10:21, July 02, 2006)
  • Train passes topnotch of world's railways (10:15, July 02, 2006)
  • Qinghai-Tibet railway not just a big deal for Chinese (10:10, July 02, 2006)
  • Train enters "forbidden zone for lives" on Qinghai-Tibet route (10:09, July 02, 2006)
  • China overcomes three major obstacles to build most elevated railway (10:09, July 02, 2006)
  • China Exclusive: Train leaves Chengdu for Lhasa (09:28, July 02, 2006)
  • China Focus: China's maiden altiplano train run receives cheers (09:30, July 02, 2006)
  • Railway makes room for Tibetan culture: experts (09:30, July 02, 2006)
  • China overcomes three major obstacles to build most elevated railway (11:07, July 01, 2006)
  • China Focus: Lhasa ready to receive first train (11:41, July 01, 2006)
  • Writethru-News Feature: Tibetans see "hada highway" in new rail link (14:48, June 28, 2006)
  • Tibetans hope to sew their own "hadas" after new rail link opens (16:32, June 27, 2006)
  • Qinghai-Tibet railway boosts pride and economies (17:06, June 23, 2006)
  • World's highest railway stirs national pride (08:06, June 23, 2006)
  • China's altiplano trains ready to climb onto "Roof of the world" (16:41, June 14, 2006)
  • Oxygen to be offered in trains on world's highest railway (10:39, April 24, 2006)
  • Transport by Qinghai-Tibet Railway is most expensive (15:49, March 06, 2006)
  • Tibet railway offers lap of luxury travel to the "Roof of the World" (11:44, February 25, 2006)
  • Rail connection reaches China's Mogao Grottoes of Dunhuang (15:44, November 01)
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