By Ellen Huber
Check out this China View report on the 253 km extension underway on to the Qinghai-Tibetan railway, the world’s highest railway.
This marks the first extension to the famous rail line since it opened in July 2006. The video features Chinese workers hard at work building the extension which will link Tibet’s capital city of Lhasa with it’s second largest city of Xigaze.
The new section will not only promote tourism and provide southwest Tibet with it’s first railway, but commuters will get a chance to see 90 km long canyon the line passes through. Engineers working on the project also promised to set forth a cleaner, greener image of China by taking care to avoid nature reserves and drinking water sources.
The extension is expected to be completed by late 2013 or early 2014.