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Largest subway trains will enter Beijing

(People's Daily Online)    08:26, January 29, 2015

A new type of eight-car subway train which has the maximum capacity of 3,560 passengers will serve subway Line 16 in Beijing.

China CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. accepted the order to manufacture 35 subway trains with 280 cars for Beijing Subway Line 16. It will be the first time for the A-type eight-car train to be used in Beijing.

The eight-car train can transport 1,000 more passengers than the six-car one. The subway car has a lightweight stainless steel body with high strength and corrosion-resistant features.

This batch of subway trains are set to run at a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour. The Subway Line 16 will run about 50 kilometers, starting from Haidian district in the north and extending to Fengtai district in the south. The construction began in March 2013, and the line is expected to open in the end of 2017. 

This article was edited and translated from“史上最能装”地铁车将进京 最大载客3560人, source: Beijing Youth Daily, author: Wang Wei.

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