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Production of China’s first unmanned subway complete

Updated: Oct 13,2015 8:51 AM     Xinhua

CHANGCHUN — Production of Beijing’s first fully automatic subway trains has been finished, Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China CRRC Corporation, announced on Oct 12.

They will be the first fully automatic trains on the Chinese mainland and are scheduled to be put into service this year.

The trains, with a top speed of 80 kilometers an hour, can carry a maximum of 1,262 passengers.

Unmanned subway trains were first introduced in Copenhagen, Denmark and are used in cities including Paris, Barcelona and Nuremberg.