Tram System for Shengyang, China
Shengyang, China has announced plans to build a 60 Km (36 miles) tram network at a cost of 86 billion Yuan ($136.5 million). The system, which will feature segregated surface rights of way, is slated to be completed by June 2013, three months before the start of China’s National Games. Initially, twenty low floor trams built domestically, will be ordered. Shengyang will join four Chinese cities that currently operate tram or light rail systems (Changchung, Dalian, Hong Kong, Tuen Mun). There is one vintage tram operation in Beijing. Chengyang’s first generation tram system was discontinued forty years ago (1973). The city already operates a two line subway system, opened in 2005.