The line's eastern terminus at Lhasa Railway Station
|Termini||Lhasa Railway Station
Xigazê Railway Station
|Opening||16 August 2014|
|Line length||253 km (157 mi)|
|No. of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Operating speed||120 km/h|
The Lhasa–Xigazê Railway, or Lari Railway (simplified Chinese: 拉日铁路; traditional Chinese: 拉日鐵路; pinyin: Lārì Tiělù; Standard Tibetan: lha gzhis lcags lam ལྷ་གཞིས་ལྕགས་ལམ་), is a high-elevation railway that connects Lhasa to Xigazê, in Tibet AR.
The length of the railway is 253 km (157 mi). The construction started in September 2010 and was completed in July 2014. The line was formally opened in August 2014 The line includes 14 stations, of which four have been completed so far. The project had a budget of 13.3 billion yuan.
The completion of this project opened up possible extensions of the network further west and south into Nepal and to Yadong County, close to the border with Sikkim, India. The exiled Central Tibetan administration in Dharamsala has claimed that the rail line will dilute the unique cultural identity of Tibetans by accelerating mass movement of Chinese migrants into Tibet. This railway line will improve the transportation conditions in western Tibet and thus emissions from commercial trucks, buses and automobiles will be greatly reduced. Petroleum products including gas and diesel will be shipped into the regions along the railway at less cost, which means use of firewood and ensuing deforestation will be reduced.
- Lhasa Railway Station (拉萨)
- Lhasa South Railway Station (拉萨南)
- Baide Railway Station (白德)
- Xierong Railway Station (协荣)
- Qüxü County Railway Station (曲水县)
- Chabala Railway Station (茶巴拉)
- Nyêmo Railway Station (尼木)
- Karu Railway Station (卡如)
- Rinbung Railway Station (仁布)
- Dazhuka Railway Station (大竹卡)
- Denggu Railway Station (灯古)
- Jiqiong Railway Station (吉琼)
- Kadui Railway Station (卡堆)
- Xigazê Railway Station (日喀则)
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