With a siren in the air at half past 12 o’clock of 16, the Beijing-special train for tourists carrying 400 passengers started from Beijing West Railway Station to Hotan, Xinjiang. In 2016, the implementation of this special train on the normal schedule will be available. It is described that this train is the first one to go straight from Beijing to Hotan as a result of Beijing’s reconstruction-assistance to improve Xinjiang’s tourist sector.
It is reported that the Beijing-Hotan special train will be back on the 29th of September. The train has four-person carriages with wireless accessibility. The Beijing to Hotan trip is operated by China Railway Travel Agency.