According to Qinghai-Tibet Railway Company (QTR Company), the number of passengers in 2012 reached 10.76 million, increased by 160,000 compared to the data in 2011. In the meantime, 56.06 million tons of goods are transported by QTR, a year-on-year increase of 4.42 million.
Since the operation of Qinghai-Tibet Railway in July 2006, the accumulated number of passengers has reached 58.62 million, and the accumulated cargo weight has attained to 274 million tons.
It is planed that by the year of 2015 the operating mileage of QTR will reach 5,616 kilometers, and the annual volume of passengers will break though 14 million person.
The 1956-kilometer-long QTR starts from Xining, capital of Qinghai Province to Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. As the highest and longest railway in the whole world, it is renowned as the "sky road".
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