(H-Bahn Düsseldorf Quelle. Photo by Benutzer Juergen)
Shanghai plans to build the country’s first suspension monorail to improve transportation in the increasingly busy Hongqiao area, an official said yesterday.
The electricity-powered monorail has a planned length of about 10 kilometers and is expected to connect Metro stations, residential areas, office buildings and Hongqiao International Airport in the Hongqiao Transport Hub, according to an STV news report yesterday.
The monorail, which has been nicknamed air train, will be capable of transporting more than 6,000 passengers per hour, Li Yaoxin, director of Changning District, told STV. (Shanghai Daily)