Beijing starts new airport rail line project

Work has begun on a fast transit railway linking south Beijing to the city’s upcoming new airport. The 41.36-kilometer new airport line will allow trains to run at maximum 160 kph, the fastest intra-city rail transit in China. The line is being built by a public private partnership and will open in 2019 with the launch of the new airport, according to the state-owned Beijing Urban Construction Group.
The line will have just three stations. Passengers can check-in to their flights at the starting station, Caoqiao, located by the Third Ring Road and reach the airport terminal in just 19 minutes. Beijing’s new airport is being built in the Daxing District to ease traffic at Beijing Capital International Airport.

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