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Lhasa-Shigatse Railway Opened

Published on August 15, 2014 by Barbara

Lhasa-Shigatse Railway opened today, at least two weeks ahead of schedule. The first passenger train will start tomorrow on 16th August from Lhasa station at 9 am, reaches Shigatse Station at 11:59 am. This 251 km extension to Qinghai-Tibet railway operates with top speed of 120 km/h, cutting the passenger travel time on Lhasa-Shigatse by 40% to only three hours.

Passenger train schedule:


Softsleeper: Upper: 169.5 RMB, Lower: 175.5 RMB
Hardsleeper: Upper: 111.5 RMB, Middle: 116.5 RMB, Lower: 119.5 RMB
Hardseat: 40.5 RMB