Beijing to Build 21 New Rail Lines by 2020

Officials in Beijing are planning to build 21 more rail and subways lines by the year 2020.

This expansion would broaden the city's rail system by 850 kilometers.

"Beijing already has 200 kilometers and nine lines but by 2020, the city aims to have 30 lines and 450 stations, according to an unfinished Beijing Urban Track Transportation Plan (2011-2020), the Legal Mirror reported Thursday.

The city will boast a total of 561 kilometers and 18 subway and light railway lines by 2015, Guo Chunan, a deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning and Design, said in an interview with the Beijing municipal authority's official website Beijing.gov. cn in September 2007."

Full Story: City to add 21 rail, subway lines

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