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Construction of Beijing's 8 new subway lines starts

English.news.cn   2011-03-02 13:53:15 FeedbackRSS

BEIJING, March 2 (Xinhuanet) -- Construction work has started on Beijing's eight new subway lines. With the addition of the country's first low-speed Maglev line, called S1, it makes China the world's second nation with such a transport link after Japan.

The 10-kilometer section of Line S1 runs from Shimenying Station in west Beijing's Mentougou District to Pingguoyuan Station in Shijingshan District.

The project marks China's ability to industrialize low-speed Maglev technology.

The research of Maglev technologies started in the 1980s by a joint team from the National University of Defense Technology and Beijing Maglev Technology Development.

(Source: CCTV)

Editor: Wang Guanqun
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