Tanggula Railway Station
Tanggula railway station is a railway station on the Qingzang railway in Tibet. It is in Amdo County. Tibet is currently an Autonomous Region inside China. At an altitude of 5,068 meters above sea level it is said to be the highest train station in the world. The next higher station outside China was Ticlio station in (Peru), at 4,829 m.
In 2009, the station was closed, but there are plans to make special trains for tourists stop there.
There are three railway tracks at the station. Two of them can be accessed by a platform. The platforms are 1.25km long. The place where the station was built was specially selected for the view it offers.
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- Tracking the Steel Dragon: How China's economic policies and the railroad are transforming Tibet
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