Fuxing Bullet Train to Tibet Starts
CGTN reported that Fuxing bullet trains ran in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region for the first time when a new rail line opens to traffic. With a design speed of 160 kilometers per hour, the 435-km Lhasa-Nyingchi Railway passes through 47 tunnels and 121 bridges. Now it only takes 1 hour 10 minutes from Lhasa to Shannan and 3 hours 29 minutes from Lhasa to Nyingchi.
The Fuxing bullet train that will run in Tibet is a customized version. It will have oxygen supply equipment and two kinds of power traction: internal combustion and electric power since more than 90 percent of the track will pass through areas about 3,000 meters above sea level. Internal combustion will be used so that the trains can start internal combustion devices to cope with emergencies on the plateau.
With the launch of the service, the Fuxing bullet train series will be available in all provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland.