The highest railway in the world

The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the world's highest railway goes from Qinghai in China to Lhasa, in Tibet. This train journey has become the most popular way for visitors to travel to Tibet since the initial launch of the railway in 2006.


Watch and listen to the video and take notes to answer the following questions.

  1. How many sections are there to the Qinghai-Tibet Railway?

  2. In 1949, how many kilometres of road were there in Tibet, for automobiles?

  3. What year was the Qinghai-Golmud section of the railway completed?

  4. How many years did it take to construct the entire railway?

  5. Why was a double track rail not built on the Golmud-Lhasa section?

  6. What is predicted to be completed after 2025?

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