The Highest Railway Line in the World: Qinghai-Tibet Railway

The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the world’s highest railway line in the world. At its highest point it is 5,072 meters (or 16,640 feet) above sea level.The railway line was opened 10 years ago this month and is 1,956 kilometers (or 1,215 miles) long connecting Xining, the capital of Northwest China’s Qinghai province, to Lhasa, capital of Southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region.

The highest railway station in the world is also located on this railway line. The Tanggula Railway Station on the railway line is at an altitude of 5,068 meters (or 16,627 feet).

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Train in Lhasa Tibet

Train in Lhasa Tibet

Cuona Lake Train

Train passing Cuona Lake, Tibet

Source: Travelling on the Qinghai-Tibet railway, China Daily

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