CHINA: CRRC Tangshan delivered the first of 10 maglev trains to Beijing on December 16. These will be used on the ‘medium-low speed’ maglev Line S1 due to open next year.

The six-car Linglong trainsets have a maximum speed of 100 km/h and capacity for 1 302 passengers. The first stage of Line S1 will run for 10·2 km west from the metro Line 1 terminus at Pingguoyuan to Mentougou, serving eight stations.