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The bullet train travelling through the clouds in the Himalaya mountains

This bullet train line is also a strategic one, it is only 15 kilometers from LAC with India, can greatly help with PLA fast deployment and supplies.

高铁运兵有多快?一个合成旅到中印边境仅3.5小时
How fast the bullet train can transport troops? It only takes 3.5 hours to move a combined arms heavy brigade to the Chinese Indian border

The Lhasa-Nyingchi line helps PLA move troops in south Tibet

Is this line going to be extended to Hotan?
 
This line is in the east of Tibet, soon will be extended to Nepal, but Xinjiang is in the far west of Tibet, they won't be connected very soon.

Xinjiang bullet train running through harsh terrains
I understand that, but for logistical reasons a line that extends all the way across Tibet, into Xinjiang would create a dependable all weather logistical system along the entire Nepalese and Indian borders and link up with the Xinjiang rail network.

or perhaps the Xinjiang rail network will be extended up to potential areas of conflict near Indian occupied Ladakh?
 
I understand that, but for logistical reasons a line that extends all the way across Tibet, into Xinjiang would create a dependable all weather logistical system along the entire Nepalese and Indian borders and link up with the Xinjiang rail network.

or perhaps the Xinjiang rail network will be extended up to potential areas of conflict near Indian occupied Ladakh?
Some unverifiable information are talked about this project, could happen in the near future I guess. China is building a large airport in that particular region, this modern airport will be finished this month and open in operation early next year, many say this is a strategic airport, half civilian, half military. Many people, home and abroad, are paying close attention to this coming airport.

 
The 1,011Km Ya’an-Nyingchi bullet train section, consisting of 95.8% of tunnels and bridges, is under construction

Active landsides, avalanches, earthquakes...but nothing can stop Chinese engineers and construction workers

The Ya’an-Nyingchi section runs 1,011 kilometres and includes 26 stations, of which the total length of bridge and tunnel is 965.74 kilometers, and the bridge-to-tunnel ratio is as high as 95.8%. In particular, there are 72 new tunnels with a total length of 851.48 kilometers. In other words, the section from Ya'an to Nyingchi was built on a bridge in addition to being built in a tunnel, and there are very few railways paved on flat ground.

What is particularly difficult is that among the 72 tunnels with a total length of 851.48 kilometers from Ya'an to Linzhi, there are many extra-long tunnels with a length of more than 30 kilometers, of which the longest tunnel is the Yigong Tunnel of 42.5 kilometers. The Sejila Mountain Tunnel started this time has a total length of 37.9 kilometers, surpassing the Xinguanjiao Tunnel (32 kilometers in total length), which is known as the "first railway tunnel in China". In addition, the Duomuge Tunnel is 36 kilometers long, Zeduoshan Tunnel is 32.8 kilometers, Zila Mountain Tunnel is 32.7 kilometers, Mila Mountain Tunnel is 29.4 kilometers, Yela Mountain Tunnel is 28.6 kilometers, Haizishan Tunnel is 25 kilometers, and Boshu Laling Tunnel is 25 kilometers. 23.6 kilometers and so on. Most of these tunnels are built on the roof of the world, in iceberg canyons, and are completely beyond the difficulty level of all existing construction projects on the earth.

The total investment of the project is as high as 319.8 billion yuan ( $50 billion USD)

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The total investment of the project is as high as 319.8 billion yuan ( $50 billion USD), averagely ¥300 million ($47 million)per kilometer, rivaling the cost of the construction of city subways per kilometer, will become the world most expensive railway per kilometer construction cost wise.
Tibet is soooo....rich !!!
 
The bullet train travelling through the clouds in the Himalaya mountains
By Frankie Youd

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For the first time in history, individuals visiting Tibet can experience the area’s mountains and views at high speed, via Tibet’s first ever bullet train. Stretching 435km the line connects the capital city of Lhasa with the city of Nyingchi allowing all 31 provinces of mainland China access to this new line. Featuring 47 tunnels, 121 bridges and a 525m long bridge – making it the largest and highest arch bridge of its kind in the world – building this railway line was no easy task. We explore the development of the project and highlight some of its impressive design features.

The Lhasa -Nyingchi line cost $5.6bn, taking over six years to construct the route, many design features have been included on the train as well as daring engineering to make the route possible.

World record breaking construction
Dubbed ‘The Roof of the World’ – due to it being three miles above sea level – the Tibetan Plateau is a vast, flat area of land enclosed by some of the tallest mountains in the world. Constructing the railway line at this altitude and on a rock dominated surface was a daring and challenging experience for the team who worked to establish the line. Stretching 435km the line gives provincial-level regions of mainland China access to the new high-speed way of train travel.

The Lhasa-Nyingchi line sees 90% of the route sitting at altitudes higher than 3,000 metres above seal level as it traverses through mountain tunnels, bridges, and archways. Featuring 47 tunnels and 121 bridges which make up for 75% of the entire route, the line also incudes a 525m long Zangmu Railway Bridge making it the largest and highest arch bridge in the world. The highest section of the rail line stands over 5,100m above sea level, a record height for any electrified railway in the world.

With the route cutting through tunnels and over impressively engineered bridges this will enable passengers to take in the features of the Tibetan landscape from above as they enjoy their journey. On route passengers will be able to see the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon as well as the Nanga Bawa Peak – the highest mountain in the Nyingchi region of Tibet with an altitude of 7783m.

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An array of design features
Manufactured by state-owned China State Railway Group, the “Fuxing” electric bullet trains have been independently developed by China and boast a number of impressive design features. Each bullet train integrates the internet, cloud computing, 5G and other new technologies which see nine different intelligent operation and monitoring systems being onboard.

Facilities onboard the train also offer passengers a sense of modern-age travel with smart vending machines and intelligent lighting in toilets. Onboard the train, conductors also provide services to passengers such as medical assistance, guidance, and translation.

Alongside these impressive technology-based design features and services the trains provide for passengers, other design features have been included with safety in mind. With the train travelling at higher altitudes than normal passenger travel this sees the trains being equipped with an automated oxygen supply system – ensuring that oxygen levels are kept at 23.6% at all times, which is higher than the average 21% found at normal atmosphere level.

Paired with the inclusion of the oxygen system the train’s windows have also received unique design features: UV resistant glass. This special layer of glass has been designed to withstand the region’s high UV levels which are present in higher altitudes due to less atmosphere being present for it to be absorbed.

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Wah. That was my dream once. Very very nice. I will definitely visit China, let this pandemic over.
 
That's exactly I wanted in Pakistan, a train ride from Islamabad to all the way to Hunza, it would've been amazing but look at the place in these Pictures :smitten::smitten::smitten::smitten:
 
Welcome bro, an epic journey, I heard it will be extended into Nepal next year.

Looking forward to this. Lhasa is on my bucket list to visit esp. Potala Palace. Nepal is not too far from Bangladesh. Just Gorgeous Gorgeous Scenery and colorful people.

Some unverifiable information are talked about this project, could happen in the near future I guess. China is building a large airport in that particular region, this modern airport will be finished this month and open in operation early next year, many say this is a strategic airport, half civilian, half military. Many people, home and abroad, are paying close attention to this coming airport.


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