Tibet Train Chengdu to Lhasa - Lhasa Railway Station
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Tibet Train Chengdu to Lhasa - Lhasa Railway Station

Update: Nov. 1st, 2012

Lhasa Railway Station

As a professional Tibet tour operator, Tibet Tour would like to make a brief introduction of Lhasa Railway Station for tourists planning to make a Tibet tour by the Tibet train Chengdu to Lhasa. Lhasa Railway Station is located in Doilungdeqen County, which is situated in the southwest of Lhasa City. It enjoys an altitude of more than 3600 meters and it is about 20 kilometers away from Potala Palace. The main construction of Lhasa Railway Station is a 2-story italic building which was built against the mountain and is surrounded by other mountains.

Tibet Train Chengdu to Lhasa - Brief Introduction of Lhasa Railway Station

Lhasa Railway Station is the largest railway station of Qinghai-Tibet Railway. The main station building covers a total construction area about 23600 square meters with a width of 60 meters and a length of 340 meters. There are 20 station tracks, among which 8 of them are arrival and departure tracks while the other two are cargo tracks.

Lhasa Railway Station was completed on June 20th, 2006. It is reported that the railway station mainly adopted the rich and pollution free solar energy as the raw material of the heating so as to protect the environment around the railway station. Besides, elevators were also settled in the railway station to shorten the distance between sites in the station. The settlement of the elevators is helpful in relieving tourists' anoxia or fatigue symptoms.

Fast-food restaurant, coffee house and stores are available at Lhasa Railway Station. The waiting rooms here are divided into common waiting room, infant&mom waiting room, soft berth waiting room and medical treatment room. The design concept of Lhasa Railway Station is mainly characterized by humanize. Tourists making a Tibet train tour could get timely treatment once you get severe symptoms of altitude sickness or any other sudden diseases.

Tibet Train Chengdu to Lhasa - Construction History of Lhasa Railway Station

Lhasa Railway Station was completed on June 20th, 2006. It was put into operation on July 1st , the first plateau train between Lhasa and Golmud started its first trip on this day. T164/T165, the direct train between Shanghai and Lhasa started its first trip on October 1st ,2006. T163/T166, the train between Lhasa and Shanghai back to Shanghai from Lhasa on October 4th. T264/T265, the direct train between Guangzhou and Lhasa started its first trip on October 2nd.

Since then, the direct train between Lhasa and several other domestic cities(Beijing, Chengdu and Chongqing) were put into operation successively. Tourists planning to make a Tibet train tour could choose the Tibet train tour package from Chongqing, Guangzhou, Chengdu or Beijing according to your need. The number of tourists coming to Tibet keeps increasing after Qinghai-Tibet Railway was put into operation.

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