A train runs on a new airport subway line for trial in Beijing, capital of China, June 15, 2019. [Photo: Xinhua]
Self-driving(无人驾驶 wúrén jiàshǐ) trains for the subway line connecting downtown Beijing with its new international airport(机场 jīchǎng) started trial run(试运行 shì yùnxíng) Saturday, according to local authorities.
Photo taken on June 15, 2019 shows the inside view of a new airport subway train in Beijing, capital of China. [Photo: Xinhua]
Stretching 41.4 kilometers, the new line supports autopilot system and can run at a speed(速度 sùdù) of 160 km per hour, with as many as 448 passengers(乘客 chéngkè), according to Beijing Major Projects Construction Headquarters Office.
A journalist visits a train of the new airport subway line in Beijing, capital of China, June 15, 2019. [Photo: Xinhua]
It runs through Daxing(大兴) and Fentai(丰台), two districts in the southern part of Beijing, and will take only 19 minutes(分钟 fēnzhōng) to get from the Caoqiao station in Beijing's south third ring road to the new airport after it starts operation by the end of September.
Photo taken on June 15, 2019 shows the inside view of a train of the new airport subway line in Beijing, capital of China. [Photo: Xinhua]
The line is part of an integrated transport network that will combine subways, expressways, intercity rail and high-speed rail with the airport at the center.
Photo taken on June 15, 2019 shows a station of a new airport subway line at Beijing Daxing International Airport in Beijing, capital of China.[Photo: Xinhua]
Beijing Daxing International Airport, located 46 kilometers south of downtown Beijing, is designed to take pressure off overcrowded Beijing Capital International Airport in the northeastern suburbs. It sits at the junction of Beijing's Daxing District and Langfang, a city in neighboring Hebei Province.
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