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Tibet's first electrified railway marks one-month operation

By Source:Xinhua 2021年07月30日 09:53

NYINGCHI, July 29, (Xinhua) -- The Lhasa-Nyingchi railway, the first electrified railway in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, officially began operation on June 25.

Compared with road transportation, it reduces travel time between Lhasa and Nyingchi from five hours to about 3.5.

As of July 25, some 106,000 passengers have traveled on the 435-km railway.

Passengers board a train at the Nyingchi Railway Station in Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, July 26, 2021. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

Passengers wait for the train at the Nyingchi Railway Station in Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, July 26, 2021. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

A stewardess arranges luggage on a train from Lhasa to Nyingchi in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, July 26, 2021. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

Drivers work in the cab of a train from Lhasa to Nyingchi in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, July 26, 2021. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

Passenger Zhabsang (R) and her mother travel to Nyingchi by train in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, July 26, 2021. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

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