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Beijing launches three rail lines

Updated: Dec 31,2017 9:15 AM     Xinhua

A train arrives at Xingcheng station on the Yanfang Line in Beijing, capital of China, Dec 30, 2017. Yanfang Line is China’s first fully domestically-developed automated subway. It has nine stations on its 14.4-km main line, linking the areas of Yanshan and Fangshan. Three more subway lines, which are Yanfang Line, Line S1 and West Suburb Line, started operation in Beijing on Dec 30, bringing the total length of metros in the Chinese capital to 608 kilometers.[Photo/Xinhua]

People take the train on Yanfang subway line in Beijing, capital of China, Dec 30, 2017. Yanfang line started trial operation on Dec 30. Located in Beijing’s southwest suburbs, the Yanfang Line is China’s first fully domestically developed automated subway. It has nine stations on its 14.4-km main line, linking the areas of Yanshan and Fangshan. The line is expected to carry 70,000 passengers daily.[Photo/Xinhua]

Six-year-old Ma Mingze takes the train on Yanfang subway line in Beijing, capital of China, Dec 30, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

A train runs on Yanfang subway line in Beijing, capital of China, Dec 30, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

A maglev train arrives at Xiaoyuan station along Line S1 in Beijing, capital of China, Dec 30, 2017. The 10.2-km Line S1 is Beijing’s first medium-low speed maglev line. It connects the western suburban districts of Mentougou and Shijingshan.[Photo/Xinhua]

Passengers take the maglev train along Line S1 in Beijing, capital of China, Dec 30, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

A train runs on the Line S1 in Beijing, capital of China, Dec 30, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

Passengers take selfie in front of a train on the Line S1 in Beijing, capital of China, Dec 30, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

The 9-km West Suburb Line, which also starts operating on Dec 30, connects tourist spots such as the Summer Palace and the Fragrant Hills in northwest Beijing.[Photo/Xinhua]

The 9-km West Suburb Line, which starts operating on Dec 30, connects tourist spots such as the Summer Palace and the Fragrant Hills in northwest Beijing. [Photo/Xinhua]

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