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2 New Tibet Train Lines of Lhasa-Nagchu and Xining-Shigatse Opened

QINGHAI-Tibet Railway Co., Ltd. launched the special Tangzhu Ancient Road Tourism Train of Lhasa-Shigatse line on July 23, 2017, which further enhanced Tibet train brand and service quality of railway tourism, also enhanced the transport capacity along the Lhasa-Xigaze line.
 
Qinghai-Tibet Railway Corporation has increased cooperation with Tibet’s tourism industry and worked with Tibet Tourism Bureau to promote the compound products of Travel by Railway Line to create a brand of characteristic tourism on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Tourism Development Commission of Tibet Autonomous Region launched 2 New Tangzhu Ancient Road Trains to Tibet, direct passenger train Z6811-Z6812 between Xining and ShigatseIntercity Train Z9879-Z9880 between Lhasa and Ngachu to promote the development of Tibet tour market in the peak season starting from July 1, 2018.
 
Tibetan Conductors on Tangzhu Ancient Road Train to Tibet
Tibetan Conductor on Tangzhu Ancient Road Train
 
Tourism is the leading industry in Tibet, and the completion of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway has further advanced the construction of various undertakings in Tibet which’s the effective solution to the problem of the difficulty in entering Tibet and getting out of the Tibet. Train to Tibet has played an important role in promoting the economic and social development of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Tibet will make use of the advantaged natural and cultural tourism resources to further develop its characteristic railway tourism products, expand and strengthen the tourism industry as a leading industry and do a good job of strengthening the exchanges between Tibet and mainland China.
 
Local Tibetan Passenger is boarding the train from Xining to Shigatse
A Tibetan Passenger is Boarding the Tangzhu Ancient Road Train
 
The ancient road of "Tang-Bo-Tianzhu", which started from Chang'an - the international metropolis at that time, via Shaanxi, Qinghai, and Tibet and entered Nepal and India from the Gyirong port, was an important part of the ancient Silk Road on the Tibetan Plateau. With the implementation of the " One Belt and One Road" initiative and the construction of the South Asian thoroughfare, the beautiful scenery, the thick history and culture, and the unique Tibetan style are popular with more and more domestic and foreign tourists.

In order to start the Tangzhu Road brand train, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway Company has carried out the reconstruction and upgrading of the bodywork, optimization of crew configuration and the creation of service brands in the early days, through the display of colorful pictures of the natural scenery of Tibet in the carriages, the decoration of Tibet’s rich ethnic characteristics and the implementation of catering and services with national characteristics, made Tang Zhu Road’s rich historical culture, the beautiful natural scenery along the way, unique Tibetan customs and other elements and train services into one.
 
Handy Service Room on Tangzhu Ancient Road Train
Handy Service Room
 
At the same time, the train is also integrated into modern bars, cafes, concert halls, and other features to create dining car bars, providing guests with leisure special snacks, fresh coffee, imported beer and other drinks; Dining car set up a passenger reading corner equipped with best-selling novels, cultural tourism, and other books; In the non-dining time, the dining car also introduces the national characteristic dance, the song to sing, let the visitor enjoy the dining with the entertainment plus culture into one characteristic service.
 
Health Care Center on Tangzhu Ancient Road Train
Health Care Carriage
 
In addition, the train also set up a sports room, equipped with electronic blood pressure meter, blood oxygen meter, electronic thermometer and other facilities, for some passengers’ needs to carry out basic health check. The train’s hard-seat carriages are equipped with the cold-proof blanket, U-type travel pillow, sewing bag, reading glasses and other small goods for handy services. The business soft-seat carriage has set up pilgrims post office, people can record travel mood and write travel notes at any time.
 
Mother and Child Room on Tangzhu Ancient Road Train to Tibet
Baby Care Room
 
The launch of the Tangzhu Ancient Road Train, a brand-name of the high-altitude train, will further develop the effect of overseas and domestic tourism market of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, increase the tourism development cooperation between Tibet and South Asian countries, and accelerate Tibet's integration into the National Belt and Road Initiative.
 
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