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New trolley-car system starts in June

Shanghai's first modern trolley-car system will start trial operations in the Zhangjiang area by June.


Zhangjiang Metro Station will be the terminal for the 10-kilometer route, according to the Shanghai Morning Post.


The 15 trolley car stops will be set up at intersections and the traffic light system will be modified to make the railway more efficient.


The first batch of six cars - which can each carry 167 passengers and have a top seed of 70 km/h - will be delivered next month.


This first phase of project cost about 600 million yuan (US$88 million) and the second phase of the project will extend the system to neighboring Tangzhen and Heqing Town.


(Shanghai Daily February 6, 2009)