July 17, 2017

Beijing breaks ground on Shunyi tram line

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held in the Shunyi district of Beijing on July 14 to mark the start of construction on light rail Line T2.

The 19.9km north-south line from Friendship Hospital to Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3 will serve 22 stations, including an interchange with metro Line 15 at Hualikan.

The project is the first to be implemented by Beijing Metro as a public-private partnership.

Trial operation is due to begin in 2019.

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