1. Do attendants on Tibet Train speak English?
No attendant can speak fluent English, some of them can speak some oral English. If you encounter some trouble of communication, please seek help of other passengers, or call the Tibettravel. Org to help you deliver your intention to attendants.
2. There their private bath room or sink place on the train?
There is no private bath room, but 2 bath rooms (one is potty, the other is toilet) and 1 sink area are equipped in each car. That means dozens of passenger will share them. But it seems not a big problem, they are often cleaned by attendants.There is no toilet paper offered.
3. Can I take shower on the train?
No place to shower on the train, so please have a bath before you get on the train, because at the first two days you are in Lhasa, tour guides will tell you not to taking shower to avoid catching cold. So, there will be 3 or 4 days you can not take shower.
Sink Area provide 24 hours hot water supply.
4. Is there internet access on Tibet Train?
There is no internet access on the train.
5. Is mobile phone accessible on Tibet Train?
You can use your mobile phone at near cities or counties, but most of the train ride does not covered by telephone signal. So if you have something necessary to call to somebody, please call before get on the train.
6. Is there any entertainment facilities on the train?
Almostly no entertainment except Railway TV on soft sleeping berth car. Sightseeing to out side is your main program on the train.
7. Are there electric outlets on the train?
Yes, you may recharge your mobile phone, camera, and use laptop computer, etc.
8. Is there hot water supply on the train?
Each car of Tibet train is equipped a 24 hours working hot water supplier, you can get boiling water from this supplier, but please be careful to avoid be hurt by the boiling water as the train is often strongly shaking when driving.
You can also get hot water at Sink Area when you are cleaning or washing something. there is a thermos in each compartment to store the boiling water for passengers.
9. Is Tibet Train punctual?
Because of the special geographic environment where Qinghai Tibet railway constructed, Safe driving of Tibet Train is under strictly control. The train is required to arrive each stop over train station enroute on time, so Tibet train seldom delay.