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Travelling through the Tibetan mountains: Tibet’s first bullet train

Travelling through the Tibetan mountains: Tibet’s first bullet train

For the first time in history, individuals visiting Tibet can experience the area’s mountains and views at high speed, via Tibet’s first ever bullet train. Stretching 435km the line connects the capital city of Lhasa with the city of Nyingchi allowing all 31 provinces of mainland China access to this new line.
Featuring 47 tunnels, 121 bridges and a 525m long bridge – making it the largest and highest arch bridge of its kind in the world – building this railway line was no easy task. We explore the development of the project and highlight some of its impressive design features.

Assisting deaf passengers with train travel: Introducing AI sign language

Assisting deaf passengers with train travel: Introducing AI sign language

Train station announcements provide vital information regarding platform changes, delays, and cancellations, which if missed can disrupt passenger journeys and create a stressful situation. Due to a large majority of these announcements being delivered over tannoy systems, deaf individuals can miss out on vital information.
With this issue in mind, experts at the University of Amsterdam are currently developing technology which enables announcements to be translated into sign language.

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