Construction of Qinghai-Tibet Railway
   2006-06-26 16:53:08
In 1984, Xining-Golmud section begins operation.

On June 29, 2001, the Golmud-Lhasa section of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway started construction. By the end of the year, the rail base of the Golmud-Wangkun section was completed.

On November 20, 2002, track-laying in the Golmud-Wangkun section was completed.

In 2004, the rail base, bridge and tunnel of the whole line was basically completed. On June 22, the Tibetan section began construction.

On August 24, 2005, track-laying passed Tanggula railway station at an altitude of 5072 meters.

On October 12, 2005, China announced completion of the world's highest railway.

On March 1, 2006, the freight train trial operation was successful.

On May 1, 2006, the passenger train (without passengers) trial operation was successful
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Most of the local people living in Golmud come from other provinces. This is an immigrant city.
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Construction of Qinghai-Tibet Railway
1984 Xining-Golmud section begins operation

Jun 29, 2001 Construction of the Golmud-Lhasa section begins

Oct 15, 2005 Track laying for remainder of railway completed

Jul 1, 2006 Entire line scheduled to start trial operations

Jul1, 2007 Entire line scheduled to be officially fully operational
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