ECHR rules not to revise its judgement on Beslan hostage taking caseWorld September 19, 19:18
Trump vows to 'totally destroy North Korea' if threatenedWorld September 19, 17:50
Russian top brass calls on US to not hamper Damascus’ fight against terrorismMilitary & Defense September 19, 17:49
Zapad-2017 exercise puts Russian army’s "nervous system" to testMilitary & Defense September 19, 17:33
Ukrainian conflict led to spike in hate speech, Russophobia — Council of EuropeWorld September 19, 17:00
Russian regions contribute scores of natural stones for memorial to Gulag victimsSociety & Culture September 19, 16:45
Warsaw police hunting vandals who desecrated Soviet military cemeteryWorld September 19, 16:39
Donbass truce first step towards lifting anti-Russian sanctions — German top diplomatWorld September 19, 16:36
Moscow court arrests man suspected of stabbing hiker to deathSociety & Culture September 19, 16:34
BEIJING, August 15. /ITAR-TASS/. A new connection has been made, adding 253 kilometers to the world's highest railway line, China's news agency Xinhua said on Friday.
It's an extention to the Qinghai-Tibet route in south-west China's autonomous Tibet region, where some sections tower more than five kilometers above the sea level.
The line links regional capital Lhasa to Xigaze, the region's second-largest city. It cuts travel time from four hours to two, and is Tibet's second railroad.
Tickets for the new line went on sale on Friday for the first passenger train due to depart from Lhasa at 9am local time on Saturday.
Construction of the railway started in 2010 with an investment of 13.28 billion yuan ($2.16 billion), Xinhua said. The first line of the Qinghai-Tibet track was opened in 2006 at a cost of $3.7 billion.