Beijing's 1st maglev train to start construction

By Zhang Junmian
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Beijing's first maglev train, Line S1, will get under construction once the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) grants its approval.

Model of Beijing's first maglev train, Line S1 [File Photo]

Beijing's first maglev train, Line S1, will get under construction once the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) grants its approval, the Legal Evening News reported yesterday.

All preparatory work for the project has been completed, and construction can now commence at any time, an official from Mentougou District said.

Resident relocation, environmental impact evaluation and operation safety of the project have all been finished, according to the official.

The 10.24-kilometer-long line, which uses low and medium-speed magnetic levitation technology, goes east from Mentougou’s Shimenying to Pingguoyuan of its neighboring Shijingshan District.

Also known as the first urban low and medium-speed maglev light rail in the country, it runs at a top speed of 105 kilometers per hour, cutting travel time from Mentougou to Pingguoyuan to merely 8 minutes.

The line has 8 stations along its route, six in Mentougou and 2 in Shijingshan.

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