New subway construction in Beijing

Five new subway lines totaling 140km started construction in Beijing on Saturday. They will be completed by 2015. The first phase of Line 10, Line 8 and a 28-km line linking the city to the airport are currently under construction. The Olympic and airport line will be completed before the games next year.

Beijing currently has 142km of subway lines but plans to have 561km by 2015. There are 1.2 million private cars in the city and about 1,000 new cars appear on the city’s streets each day.

Source: China Daily

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