Sky TrainTests Successfully Completed

Construction of China’s “sky train” tests have been successfully completed on a test track, mainland media reports.

Sky TrainTests Successfully Completed
November 23, 2016 8:34 am

The train will be able to travel at speeds of up to about 60km/h, which is similar to the speed of normal subway trains. The lithium-battery-powered suspension railway line in Chengdu the news website reported.

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It was powered by a lithium battery rather than the high-voltage electricity used by existing suspension railways in Germany and Japan.

The black and white train was tested along a 1.4km route at Zhongtang’s test site, which is not open to the public Each suspension railway carriage, is capable of carrying up to 230 people.

Journalists travelling on the suspension train’s test track found the ride was smooth, with only moderate shaking during the 1.4km journey, the report said.

Zhongtang Skytrain Group, a newly registered company that has developed the suspension railway, said Chengdu was planning two different routes for its suspension trains.

One route will travel to the city’s tourist attractions, with construction work starting next year. The other line, stretching 20km, will run from Shuangliu Airport to the centre of Shuangliu county.

Zhai Wanming, the engineer, said the train was safe to use and occupied little space. Its construction costs per kilometre were between one-eighth and one-fifth of the cost of building a normal subway railway. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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