Creating any new train is a challenge, but when that train needs to traverse the...
Creating any new train is a challenge, but when that train needs to traverse the highest route in the world, there are also vital safety elements to consider. The Tangula Express is a new, high-end service that will start running on the 4,000km Beijing to Lhasa and Beijing to Lijiang routes in 2009.
The operator's plan is that on their five-day/four-night journey, the Tangula Express's 96 passengers will be carried in 48 luxury suites with queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom, broadband internet, flatscreen TV and DVD player, and can enjoy 24-hour butler service and on-board guides, and have a choice of two dining cars in the middle of the train.
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