BEIJING, Jun 15 (FAM) – Beijing’s first mid – to low-speed magnetic levitation railway line is preparing for its debut later this year.  Services on Line S1 will run from Shimenying station in western Mentougou district to Pingguoyuan station in Shijingshan district, a transfer station for Line 1.

The maglev line will have eight stations stretching over 10.2 kilometers and will run at a maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour. The whole journey will take about 20 minutes, including the time for passengers to get on and off. The train, manufactured by CRRC Tangshan Co in Hebei province, has six cars and is designed to carry 1,032 passengers at a time.