Sunday, July 20, 2008

Beijing Opens Three Rail Lines in Time for Olympics

Two subways and an airport rail link are now open for business while China starts trying to cut pollution before the games. I hope that they can clear the air, at least for the Marathoner's sake.
The new links, built at a total cost of 22.3 billion yuan ($3.2 billion), increased the number of metro lines in the Chinese capital to eight and the total length of track to 200 kilometers from the current 142 km.

1 comment:

Brian Goldner said...

despite all of the talk about china's "new sprawl" and newfound love of the automobile, I find it incredible that China uses less gas than California!

http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/07/amazing-stat-ca.html