Power connected to 1st electrified railway in SW China's Tibet
Electricity was successfully delivered to the catenary network of the Lhasa-Nyingchi Railway, the first electrified railway in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Monday. The move marked the basic completion of the electrification of the railway and laid a solid foundation for the start of the railway's operation scheduled on June 30 this year.
The 435.5-kilometer railway, an important part of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway still under construction, links the cities of Lhasa, Lhoka and Nyingchi in Tibet. The trains will travel at a designed speed of 160 kilometers per hour, on the "Roof of the World" with an average elevation of 3,564 meters.