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Beijing to open motorail routes to six more cities

Updated: 2015-01-15 16:48
By Zhang Xiang (chinadaily.com.cn)

Beijing to open motorail routes to six more cities

Car is driven out of the freight train after it arrives in Chengdu, Sichuan province, Nov 7, 2014. [Photo/IC]

Beijing will open six motorail routes during the Spring Festival holidays, according to the Railway Bureau of the city, Beijing News reported Wednesday.

The six destinations are Haikou city in Hainan province, Guangzhou city in Guangdong province, Kunming city in Yunnan province, Fuzhou city in Fujian province, Wenzhou city in Zhejiang province, and Harbin city in Heilongjiang province.

The prices of the car-transporting service depend on the vehicle size and distance, roughly ranging from 2,000 yuan ($323) to 4,000 yuan for a single trip.

The new move comes after the bureau received positive feedback on the previous motorail routes which were rolled out during the National Day holidays and the APEC holidays.

With motorail service, passengers taking the train can have their cars transported to the destination at the same time. The vehicles will be loaded onto autoracks, car-carriers, or flatcars.

As the number of car ownership soars in the fast-developing country, the demand of self-driving tour also increases. For those heading to a scenic spot far from home, the motorail service would save them energy during their travel.

Just one day before Beijing's announcement, Shanghai also decided to open a motorail route to Huangshan city in Anhui Province.

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