Rail line to mountain in Yunnan under construction

  
Via:  Buzz of the Orient  •  3 months ago  •  2 comments

By:   By LI YINGQING in Kunming and DU JUAN

Rail line to mountain in Yunnan under construction
 

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Rail line to mountain in Yunnan under construction

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Concept illustration of the world's first tourist train with a panoramic view of the mountain in Lijiang, Southwest China's Yunan province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Lijiang, Yunnan province, is building the world's first tourist train with a panoramic view of the mountain, with completion planned by the end of this year. 

So far, the rail track has been paved, and the tailor-made train — with joint investment by China Railway Construction Corp, China Railway Group and Guangzhou Metro — was completed in December. 

It takes about 65 minutes to reach Yulong Snow Mountain after arriving in Lijiang via car or bus, resulting in congestion during peak season. 

With the new train in the future, travel time to the mountain will be cut to 20 minutes. 

The total length of the rail is 20.465 kilometers, with five stops and sightseeing along the way.

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Support pillars have been constructed for the world's first tourist train with a panoramic view of the mountain in Lijiang, Southwest China's Yunan province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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Tourists climbing a mountain in Lijiang, Southwest China's Yunan province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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Construction workers pave rail tracks for the world's first tourist train with a panoramic view of the mountain in Lijiang, Southwest China's Yunan province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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A model of the world's first tourist train with a panoramic view of the mountain in Lijiang, Southwest China's Yunan province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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An illustration of the interior of the world's first tourist train with a panoramic view of the mountain in Lijiang, Southwest China's Yunan province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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An illustration of the interior of the world's first tourist train with a panoramic view of the mountain in Lijiang, Southwest China's Yunan province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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A tourist and scenic spot in Lijiang, Southwest China's Yunan province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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Concept illustration of the train station in Lijiang, Southwest China's Yunan province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]


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1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    3 months ago

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Buzz of the Orient
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2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    3 months ago

Now THAT is a tour I would love to experience.  

 
 

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