Zhai Wanming, chief designer of the project, told People’s Daily China, that the new train is more cost-effective and environmentally friendly compared to electric and diesel rail systems.
Each coach on the upside-down monorail will be able to carry up to 120 passengers. Further tests will be conducted to monitor the train’s ability to turn and climb up the tracks before it can be opened to the public.
The battery charging stations will also be examined.
Chengdu, which also operates an underground Metro system, is the first city in China to officially unveil a suspension railway but the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai will also be opening one next year.