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Tibet Train TicketWith 1,142 kilometers section of the railway between Golmud and Lhasa running along Kunlun
Mountain
and Tanggula Mountain, 960 kilometers of the railway will be above 4,000 meters, with the
highest point at 5,072 meters, at least 200 meters higher than the Peruvian railway in the Andes, which
was formerly the world's most elevated track.

To protect the natural environment along the railway, special sewage collection devices have been
installed. All the waste is disposed of at the terminus.

The trains running on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway were specially made, the world’s first train complete
with oxygen facilities and medical doctors steeped in knowledge of plateau diseases will be adopted.

The railway uses sealed, oxygenated cars to cope with the thin air and high-tech cooling to keep the frozen track bed stable. The cars wer
e installed with environment-friendly toilets, wastewater deposit tank and garbage treatment facilities with the aim to protect environment along
the railroad. A special rubbish compressor has also been installed in each car to avoid litter being strewn along the railway.

Two oxygen supply systems have been installed on the train. One is a "dispersion-mode" oxygen supply system, with oxygen spreading to the air
in the railway car through the air-conditioning system. One is passenger individual access to oxygen, and passengers who experience breathing
difficulties at high altitudes can use a pipe to suck up more oxygen.

All railway cars are equipped with double-layer glass which is covered with anti-ultraviolet radiation film.
 

The Qinghai-Tibet Railway passes through Qinghai for 564 km and the area bisected by the railway has
an average elevation of over 4,000 meters. In addition to the first-aid station set up in Chaidam, the so-
called dry dock of Tibet, four more are to be set up at intervals of 150 km at Nachitai, Xidatan, Tutuhe
and Tanggula.

Each of the new first-aid stations is to cover a construction area of 150-300 square meters, housing
oxygen producing machines, first-aid medicines and ambulances. Each of them will be staffed with 10
medical doctors and orderlies to be employed from Xining, Haixizhou and Golmud, plus young
volunteers.

 
 


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