Tanggula Railway Station in Amdo County, Nagqu

Brief Introduction

Tanggula Railway Station is a unstaffed railway station located in Amdo County, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, near the border with the Tanggula Town, Qinghai. The location of the station is specially chosen for the viewing the scenery outside. At 5,068m above sea level surpassing Ticlio of Peru(5,068 metres), it is the world’s highest train station since its construction which is only several hundred meters away from the highest point of rail track(5,072 metres). 

It has opened to the public on July 1, 2006 on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Covering 77,002 square metres, the railway station is 1.25 kilometres long with three tracks, one of which is served by a platform and another by a short sub-platform. 


Due to the region is uninhabited, no passenger service is provided in this station. It is one of the most important viewing stations on the Qinghai-Tibet railway. Passengers can only stay on the train to enjoy the scenery. All the trains running to Lhasa on the Qinghai-Tibet railway from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xining, Lanzhou, etc. will pass the station.