Xinjiang – Tibet Railway
Xinjiang-Tibet Railway (or Xinzang railway, Xinjiang–Xizang railway) is a proposed railway that connected Hotan, Xinjiang and Shigatse, Tibet. It is an important part of Xinjiang Railway and Tibet Railway Network. It is one of the five planned railways to Tibet, the other four are Qingzang Railway(Qinghai-Tibet), Chuanzang Railway(Sichuan-Tibet), Dianzang Railway(Yunnan-Tibet) and Ganzang Railway(Gansu-Tibet). At present, the route is still in the stage of planning and surveying. In the future, the railway will play an important role in promoting economic development and communication between the two places. The railway is a new way because of the shortage of highway transportation, and the utilization ratio of the Xinjiang-Tibet highway is low.
|English Name||Xinjiang-Tibet Railway|
|Beginning and Ending||Yecheng County, Xijiang-Lhasa, Tibet|
|Route||Yecheng, Ngari, Shigatse, Lhasa|
|Constitution||Riye(日叶) Railway(Shigatse-Yecheng), Lari(拉日) Railway(Lhasa-Shigatse)|
|Length||About 2010 kilometers|
|Status||In planning and inspection stage|
|Supporting Highway||Xinjiang-Tibet Highway|
More information, please read Xinjiang-Tibet Railway.