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Changsha Maglev Passenger Trips Hit Record High During National Day Holiday

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The Hunan Maglev Transportation Development Co., Ltd. announced on Oct. 8 that during the National Day holiday (Oct. 1 to 7), Changsha Maglev Express handled a total of 106,140 passenger trips, an increase of 10.11% over last year. The peak was on Oct. 3, with a record of 16,227 passenger trips. 
 
Changsha Maglev Express is China's first maglev line boasting independent intellectual property rights. It has become Hunan’s major achievement of independent scientific and technological innovation, and a calling card of “Hunan Intelligent Manufacturing”. On Oct. 1, Hunan float debuted on Tiananmen Square during the National Day parade. The design of the float was inspired by the maglev train. 
 
The express line began commercial operation on May 6, 2016, connecting the Changsha South Railway Station and Changsha Huanghua International Airport. It has a total length of 18.55 kilometers and a design speed of 100 kilometers per hour. It has carried over nearly 10 million passengers over the past three years. 
 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government. www.enghunan.gov.cn.
 
Translator: Xiao Juan
 
Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn