Train in China goes right through block of flats

Chongqing is known as the Mountain City thanks to its densely packed skyscrapers


Chinese train passes through block of flats

It may look a little loco as a train emerges from a block of flats but this city's planners are chuffed.

Chongqing in south-east China is known as Mountain City for its densely packed skyscrapers – and fitting in a light railway system was causing a real headache.

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So their solution was to build through the 19-storey tower rather than go around it or demolish it.

Residents there can hop on at Liziba Station, which was built on the sixth to eighth floors, and rail bosses added noise reduction gear that makes the trains about as noisy as a dishwasher.

Credits: Visual China Group

It cuts through the 19 storey building

Credits: Visual China Group

There is a station IN the building - between the sixth and eighth floors

A city transport spokesman said: "Our city is very heavily built upon and that can make finding room for roads and railway lines a real challenge."

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