søndag 18. juli 2021

China's $5.6 billion high-speed railroad has opened up in Tibet. Its electric bullet trains are racing 250 miles across the country.

China's first fully electrified bullet train is now on the tracks in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet. The new railroad connects Tibet's capital, Lhasa, to the city of Nyingchi, about 423 kilometres away, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The "Fuxing" electric bullet trains are manufactured and operated by the state-owned China State Railway Group. It took around six years to construct, the report said.

The bullet train transports people and cargo at speeds of 160 km/h. Compared with other high-speed trains in China, which travel at around 300 km/h, the Fuxing bullet train is quite slow. It's able to transport 10 million tonnes of freight on an annual basis, Xinhua's report said. The Lhasa-Nyingchi railroad runs through 47 tunnels and over 121 bridges.