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Railway Golmud Lasa (1st segment)

The route will pass through remote areas of high intensity

earthquakes, low temperature and atmospheric pressure.

Approximately 780 km (485 mi) of the line will be laid at

an elevation of 4,500-5,000 m (14,765-16,405 ft), with the

highest point reaching 5,072 m (16,641 ft) at the Dangla

(Ch: Tanggula) Mountain pass. At elevations in excess

of 4,000 m (13,124 ft), the low oxygen content causes

high failure rates of combustion engines and machinery,

high/low tension electric equipment, and can have serious

effects on human health.