China's first suspension railway completes test run

World's first battery-powered monorail can travel at speeds of 60km/h

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China tests first suspension monorail

This amazing footage has emerged of China's first suspension railway completing its test run.

The video, filmed in Chengdu, Sichuan Province last Friday, shows the battery-powered monorail hanging from the track.

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It is reportedly the world's first battery-powered suspension railway, running on lithium batteries which can last for up to four hours.

It can travel at speeds of up to 60 km/h and hold 120 passengers per coach.

According to Xinhuanet, the railway is one fifth to one eighth of the cost of an underground rail line.

Zhai Wanming, chief designer of the project, told People's Daily China: "The test runs will continue for tens of thousands of kilometers to check performance capabilities before official operation."

The monorail will now undergo further tests before being rolled out as an official means of public transport.

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