Line S1, BCR
The under construction Yongding River Bridge of Mentougou Line.
|Operator(s)||Beijing Mass Transit Railway Operation Co., Ltd|
|Line length||18.869 kilometres (11.725 mi)|
|Operating speed||110 km/h (68 mph)|
Mentougou Line (Chinese: 门头沟线; pinyin: Méntóugōu Xiàn) formerly known as Datai Line (Chinese: 大台线; pinyin: Dàtái Xiàn), or Beijing Maglev Trains (Chinese: 北京低速磁悬浮; pinyin: Běijīng Dīsù Cíxuánfú) is a magnetic levitation train currently under construction. It will be operated by the Beijing Mass Transit Railway Operation Co., Ltd. Mentougou Line will start from the Dinghuiqiao North Number Five Road on the West Fourth Ring Road, and will go west towards Mentougou.[dead link] The subway line is scheduled to be operational sometime in 2017. Once completed, it will be China's 3rd commercial maglev train in operation.
The line is part of Beijing's attempts to tackle environmental problems caused by heavy car use, coal burning and fast urbanisation. Another reason is that many cities are reportedly upgrading their urban rail systems and introducing green technologies - unlike diesel or coal electric trains do not produce direct emissions.
Trials of the new line commenced in August 2017 with opening projected by the end of the year.
|Beijing Municipal Bureau of Mine||矿务局||1.27||2.56|
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