Two New Tourist Trains Launched in Tibet
Two new tourist trains have been launched in Tibet since July 1, according to the region's tourism development commission. One of the new train, the Z6811/2, runs between Xining and Shigatse, connecting the capital city of Qinghai Province and the second largest city in Tibet Autonomous Region. And the other, Z9879/80 train running between Lhasa and Nagqu, will temporarily operate from July 1 to August 31.
The Z6811 train from Xining to Shigatse departs every day at 20:30 from Xining Railway Station and arrives at Shigatse at 20:58 on the second day. While the Z6812 train of the return journey departs at 14:40 from Shigatse and arrives at Xining at 14:25 on the second day. The train will stop at Lhasa Railway Station for 20 minutes and 29 minutes respectively, but there is no need to transfer for passengers. The Z9880 train from Lhasa to Nagqu only runs through three stations along the whole rail route, providing convenience for short-distance train journey within Tibet region.
Different from other regular Tibet trains departing from major cities of mainland China, the tourist trains are specially decorated in Tibetan style and featured with unique ethnic catering and services. Passengers taking the train from Xining to Shigatse will not only appreciate the breathtaking scenery along the noted Qinghai-Tibet Railway, but also learn more about Tibetan culture while onboard.
The tourist trains are also provided with a healthcare center, a baby care room and a private room for the convenience of passengers. A free medical checkup is also provided onboard to help passengers who feel uncomfortable or suffer from altitude sickness.
As it is the peak travel season for Tibet tour currently, many tourists from both home and abroad swarm into Tibet, causing huge increase of demands on train tickets. Therefore, it is recommended to book the Tibet train ticket in advance. As a better option, we can help you to book the tickets on the travelling date you want, and also provide the services of Tibet Permit application, tour arrangement etc. Please feel free to contact us for more details.