Fenghuang old town in Fenghuang County, central China's Hunan Province. (Photo: VCG)
Construction has begun on a maglev line for a tourist attraction in central China's Hunan Province.
Workers broke ground on the project in Fenghuang, a renowned tourist town. The 9.121-km-long line drew an investment of about 1.1 billion yuan (157 million U.S. dollars), with a designed maximum speed of 100 km per hour. It will have six stations.
The project will be operational at the end of June 2021, when a high-speed train project in Hunan will also start operation. Passengers can transfer to the maglev train to reach the tourist town after getting off the high-speed trains.
Meaning phoenix in Chinese, Fenghuang is known for its well-preserved architecture and traditional river town scenes. Over the years, it has developed into a popular tourist destination with hundreds of hotels and guest houses.