High-speed rail link between the two countries to cost £34 billion

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High-speed rail link between the two countries to cost £34 billion, In a little less than 13 hours, Chengdu in Sichuan, China, will be able to connect with Lhasa in Tibet, thanks to a new high-speed train line under construction.

This will make it possible to cover a distance of around 1,012 miles in as little as 13 hours, reducing the time it currently takes to travel 48 hours.

Currently, two sections of the Chengdu-Ya’an – Nyingchi-Lhasa section of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway network are operating – from Chengdu to Ya’an and from Nyingchi to Lhasa, which was put in service in 2014. There was a delay of three years between the opening of the first and the second.

A third section of the road, linking Ya’an to Nyingchi, is expected to start construction in November 2020 and be completed by early 2030.

A high-speed rail service, such as that which connects Tokyo and Osaka in Japan, offers a faster speed than trains on normal railways, but it is not as fast as a high-speed rail service like the one that links Tokyo and Osaka. 

Taking the region by storm, this is a first for the plateau in terms of a high-speed rail system and the first for electrification.

There will be a second railroad line or line of communication between Tibet and Qinghai; the previous one, Qinghai-Tibet, was constructed in 1984 and opened to the public in 2006. 

While the prior network was thought to be adequate to serve the 3.5 million residents of Tibet, which is relatively small when it comes to China’s 1.4 billion residents, there was a greater need for transportation to reach Tibet’s abundant resources in spite of the previous network’s ability to serve 3.5 million people.

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