Driverless trains tested on Metro Line 18

Chen Huizhi
The eight southern stations on Metro Line 18 are nearing completion and are one step towards completion of the line scheduled by the end of this year.
Chen Huizhi
Shot by Chen Huizhi. Edited by Chen Huizhi. Subtitles by Chen Huizhi.

Test runs of six trains, without passengers, has started at the eight southern stations on Metro Line 18.

The stations, from Yuqiao to Hangtou, are expected to be completed and open to passengers by the end of the year.

Liang Guanghui, manager of the Shanghai Metro Line 18 Development Co, said 85 to 90 percent of the work at the eight stations has been finished with decoration work still underway.

Metro Line 18 trains will be driverless and the line will be the first in Shanghai to offer wireless charging in carriages.

The 36.8 kilometer, 26-stations line starts at South Changjiang Road in the north and runs through Baoshan and Yangpu districts and the Pudong New Area, with interchange stations for Line 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 16.

The rest of the line is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

Driverless trains tested on Metro Line 18
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