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Tests begin on Xiamen metro Line 2

15 Jul 2019

CHINA: Test running on Xiamen metro Line 2 started on July 12 using 30 trainsets.

The 41·6 km route serves 32 stations between Xiamen Island in the east and Tianzhushan in the west. Interchange with the north-south Line 1 is provided at Lücuo. Construction started in July 2015.

Once revenue services begin in late 2019, a total of 51 Type B trainsets will be in operation on Line 2. CRRC Tangshan is supplying 26 and CRRC Changchun the remaining 25. The aluminium bodied trainsets are 119 m long with capacity for 2 062 passengers including 240 seated, and a maximum speed of 80 km/h.