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11 January 2018 Last updated at 12:27

As the only official website of China National Railway Administration - 12306.cn only offers some basic train information, such as train number, schedule and price, which is not English, plus, there are a lot of website providing outdated train information, which make it very difficult for foreign travelers to get the latest accurate train information, such as updated train timetable, how to book ticket, how to board the train, how to choose the most scenic train. Tibet Discovery’s aim is to help foreign travelers to catch up on the updated and authoritative train information and book the ticket easily.

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