China completes production of first unmanned subway trains

Beijing, Oct 12 (IANS) Production of China’s first fully automatic subway trains has been completed, officials announced on Monday.

According to Changchun Railway Vehicles, a subsidiary of China CRRC Corporation, they are scheduled to be put into service later this year, Xinhua news agency reported.

The trains, with a top speed of 80 km per hour, can carry a maximum of 1,262 passengers.

Unmanned subway trains were first introduced in Copenhagen, Denmark and are used in cities including Paris, Barcelona and Nuremberg.

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