Lhasa railway station

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China Railway
Lhasa Station
LocationDoilungdêqên, Lhasa, Tibet
Coordinates29°37′30″N 91°04′07″E / 29.62500°N 91.06861°E / 29.62500; 91.06861
Line(s)Qingzang railway
Lari railway
  • Bus terminal
Lhasatrainstation shu.jpg

Lhasa railway station (Tibetan: ལྷ་སའི་འབབ་ཚུགས་, ZYPY: Lhasai babcug, simplified Chinese: 拉萨站; traditional Chinese: 拉薩站; pinyin: Lāsà zhàn) is a railway station in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China.


The railway station lies in Niu New Area, Doilungdêqên District, 1 kilometer to the south of the Lhasa River and 5 kilometers south west of the Potala Palace.

The Liuwu Bridge links central Lhasa to Lhasa railway station and the newly developed Niu New Area on the south bank of the Lhasa River.[1] The bridge is one of the notable structures of the 1,142 kilometres (710 mi) Qinghai–Tibet Railway, the highest railway in the world.[2]


In addition to the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the station is served by the Lhasa–Xigazê railway to Shigatse in western Tibet. The station will also be the future terminus of the Sichuan–Tibet railway from Chengdu, with the first section to Nyingchi in eastern Tibet scheduled to open in 2021.

As of 2020, there are nine daily departures: two to Xigazê and seven via Xining. Of these, one terminates, and the remaining six each continue to one of the following destinations: Beijing West, Chengdu, Chongqing West, Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Shanghai.

Track layout[edit]

The Lhasa passenger railway station is large compared to current needs, containing four tracks serving two island platforms under one roof. There is space for one more island platform and three more tracks.

A departure indicator displays information regarding the next four trains scheduled to depart in both Chinese and Tibetan. The times and train numbers are in Latin alphanumeric characters.[3]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bishop 2008, p. 91.
  2. ^ Bishop 2008, p. 64–65.
  3. ^ IRSE News November 2007 Issue 129


  • Bishop, Peter (2008-07-25). Bridge. Reaktion Books. ISBN 978-1-86189-469-4. Retrieved 2015-02-05.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   China Railways.svg China Railway   Following station
towards Xining
Qinghai–Tibet RailwayTerminus
TerminusLhasa–Xigazê Railway
towards Xigazê