Commodities brought into Tibet along the newly completed
Qinghai-Tibet Railway will exceed the goods exported from the
region, a railway official said on Thursday.
Zhu Zhensheng, a vice-director of the Ministry of Railways
office in charge of the new line, said two freight trains would run
daily on the 1,956-km line from Xining, capital of Qinghai
Province, to Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region.
He said the trains would carry grain crops, construction
materials as well as production and living necessities into Tibet,
while handicrafts, agricultural and sideline products would travel
Zhu said the railway's designed capacity was enough to meet the
He also said three passenger trains would depart daily from each
end point, with each train carrying up to 900 passengers.
(Xinhua News Agency June 30, 2006)