The train from Shanghai to Lhasa also made its debut in July, 2006. The train to Lhasa from Shanghai departs every day at 19:52 from Shanghai Train Station, and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station at 19:15 on the third day after about 47.5 hours covering a distance of 4373 kilometers. Its operational speed is also 120 km/h, 100 km/h over sections laid on permafrost. It costs around RMB1300 for a first-class sleeper berth, about RMB850 for a second-class sleeper berth and half that for a soft seat.
Like each Lhasa-bound train, the train to Lhasa from Shanghai is also especially built for the high altitude environment and equipped with advanced facilities, such as air-conditioning, supercharging system, oxygen supply, altitude display, etc. The train is also tightly sealed so as to firstly keep the inside air pressure normal and secondly prevent passengers from littering. Besides, all the carriages are installed with double-paned windows and ultraviolet filters to protect passengers from ultraviolet radiation. Nowadays, taking Tibet train to Lhasa is extremely popular for the breathtakingly unique scenery along the railway from Shanghai to Tibet, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway in particular.