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a century ago, with the idea revived after the foundation of the People’s Re
public of China in 1949, but various hurdles prevented it from progressing. Trains fina上海会所
lly began running on the first section of the line to open, from Chengdu to Ya’an in Sichuan province, in December.
上海会所The third section of the line, between Ya’an and Nyingchi, will be one
of the world’s most challenging railway projects because it winds through the Sichuan Ba
sin, Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau and Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, climbing from 600 meters above sea level to nearly 4,5上海会所
00 meters, according to Zhao Jian, a professor of rail transportation at Beijing Jiaotong University.
“It will go through complicated geological conditions fraught with avala
nches, landslides, earthquakes, heat, karst caves and underground streams,” he said.上海会所
At its annual work conference in January, national railway
上海会所品茶微信operator China State Railway Group, which was then called China Railway Corp, said it would co
mplete the feasibility study for the Ya’an-Nyingchi section by June and finish preparations for construction by th
e end of September. The group is also in charge of national railway planning and construction.上海会所
Things seem to have been progressing rapidly in the past month. People’s Railway Dail
y, which is sponsored by the group, reported that the company reviewed the feasibility study for the Ya上海会所品茶微信
‘an-Nyingchi section on June 4 and reached a consensus that would be passed on.
On June 17, Peng Qinghua, Party secretary of Sichuan, said at a news confere
上海会所nce that construction of the Ya’an-Nyingchi section, spanning about 1,000 km, would begin soon.
“Bridges and tunnels will cover over 90 percent of the line, which mea
ns there will be nearly 800 km of tunnels and more than 100 km of bridges,” he said.上海会所品茶微信
The next day, when China State Railway Group announced its name change, finalizing its restructuring, it was disc
losed that a new office had been established to lead the Sichuan-Tibet railway project. A new company, Sic上海会所
huan-Tibet Railway, was also added to the existing 18 railway bureaus and companies controlled by the group.
On June 26, various government departments in Sichuan discu上海会所品茶微信
ssed the route selected for the Ya’an-Nyingchi section in the province and reached a conse
nsus on the proposed route, according to the website of Sichuan’s Department of Natural Resources.