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China looks to build new maglev rail line to boost economy

Shanghai-Ningbo railway aims to battle coronavirus downturn with $14bn project

A linear train runs in Shangahai: The Zhejiang provincial government plans to build a 400 km linear railway linking Shanghai and Ningbo, via Hangzhou.   © Kyodo

BEIJING -- China's Zhejiang provincial government announced on Friday plans to build a maglev railway connecting Shanghai with Ningbo to the south, via Hangzhou.

The railway will be around 400 km long and cost roughly 100 billion yuan ($14.1 billion). The Zhejiang government aims to revitalize the local economy by investing 3 trillion yuan in transportation infrastructure.

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