In the Chinese capital before the end of this year will be built and put into operation the subway line for fully automated trains, said the Beijing Committee on Affairs of construction and housing.

It will be the first branch trains without drivers in Beijing, and in inner China as a whole.

Length of new metro lines Yanshan-Fangshan, which will be built in the South-West of the city, will be 16.6 km, informs the Agency “Xinhua”.

According to the Committee, this year in Beijing will be put into operation two lines of rail transport: a modern tram line Xijiao on the North-West of the city and medium – and low-speed magnetic levitation line S1 connecting the Western district of Mentougou city metro station “Pingouin” in shijingshan district.

Overall, in 2017, Beijing will be the construction of 20 lines and stations of subway lines with a total length exceeding 350 km .