CHINA Underground transportation hub to start construction in Beijing's sub-center

CHINA

Underground transportation hub to start construction in Beijing's sub-center

Xinhua

23:14, March 19, 2019

BEIJING, March 19 (Xinhua) -- A 1.3 million-square-meter underground transportation hub project is expected to start construction in Beijing's Tongzhou District this year.

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The overall construction plan has been formulated. Upon completion, it will be one of the largest underground transportation hubs in China, Miao Ziyi, general manager of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei intercity railway investment Co. Ltd., said Tuesday.

The hub, an important juncture linking downtown Beijing and its sub-center, is located in Tongzhou's Yangtuo Village. In the future, railways, including Beijing-Harbin Railway and some Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei intercity railways currently under construction, and several subway lines, will be connected to the transportation hub. There will also be a few bus routes on the ground to transport passengers.

According to the plan, the land above the hub will be used for building a large business district, which will contribute to the construction and operation of the city's rail transit with its revenue.

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