The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, which runs 1,956km from Xining, Qinghai, to Lhasa, Tibet, will have a 253km spur across a 90km canyon and a wetlands area. Photo: AP
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, which runs 1,956km from Xining, Qinghai, to Lhasa, Tibet, will have a 253km spur across a 90km canyon and a wetlands area. Photo: AP

new | Qinghai-Tibet Railway's new westward spur may open next month

Track tests have been completed on the railway line, which will boost the economy in an area of Tibet where 700,000 people live

The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, which runs 1,956km from Xining, Qinghai, to Lhasa, Tibet, will have a 253km spur across a 90km canyon and a wetlands area. Photo: AP
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, which runs 1,956km from Xining, Qinghai, to Lhasa, Tibet, will have a 253km spur across a 90km canyon and a wetlands area. Photo: AP
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