TRAVEL Construction begins on maglev line for tourist town of Fenghuang in central China

TRAVEL

Construction begins on maglev line for tourist town of Fenghuang in central China

CGTN

03:25, August 10, 2019

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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.



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