The 12.9km east - west route runs alongside the northern bank of the Wei River, with 12 stations. The project cost an estimated Yuan 2.46bn ($US 349m).
The line was built under a public-private partnership (PPP) by a consortium led by China Railway Signal & Communication (CRSC). Civil engineering works were undertaken by CRSC Construction Group, while CRSC Shanghai Engineering Bureau Group installed the electrical and mechanical equipment, CRSC Rail Vehicle supplied the LRVs, and CRSC Wanquan Signal Equipment provided the train control system.
The 17 five-car low-floor LRVs are equipped with batteries for catenary free operation. The vehicles are fitted with an audio passenger information system that will provide updates on timetables, flight information and scenic locations along the line.
The stations and trains also feature CCTV, and multiple forms of payment including QR codes, WeChat and Alipay are available.
Each LRV has 58 seats, with capacity for up to 370 passengers, with a maximum speed of 70km/h.
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