China unveils its First Sky Train

BEIJING: China has unveiled its First Sky train off the assembly line in the city of Nanjing and thus become third country after Germany and Japan.

The Nanjing Puzhen Company Limited rolled out the elevated railway train on Saturday.

The two compartments can hold more than 200 passengers, and when compared with subways and trams, sky trains have lower costs, better climbing and turning ability, and higher wind resistance, Chinese officials said.

The Sky Trains powered by batteries and can run for four hours at a stretch, and batteries can be changed at halting stations within two minutes.

According to experts these are ideal choice for scenic spots, third and fourth tiered cities.

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