'Straddling bus' test site to be demolished

Updated 2017-06-21 17:00:28 Ecns.cn
Workers start demolishing a test site for the straddling bus in Qinhuangdao City, north China's Hebei Province, June 21, 2017. (Photo/China News Service)

Workers start demolishing a test site for the "straddling bus" in Qinhuangdao City, north China's Hebei Province, June 21, 2017. (Photo/China News Service)

(ECNS) -- Workers have started demolishing a test site for the futuristic "straddling bus" in Qinhuangdao City, north China's Hebei Province, as the land contract is set to expire.

The 22-meter-long Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) was envisioned to allow cars to pass underneath and maintain traffic flow. It had a test run at a newly built site in Qinghuangdao's Beidaihe District in August last year.

But questions about its technical feasibility and application, as well as the Beijing-based developer's financial health, have bogged it down.

Tests on the TEB stopped last October and the site had only two people working as keepers, according to local residents. Last December, some residents living nearby complained the test site affected transportation.

A source said the Beidaihe District government has refused the developer's appeal to extend the land contract that will expire in July.

Now the transport vehicle has had its power connection cut off, and the test rails are being removed.

The local government has yet to publicly confirm the decision.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58August 20 2017 21:47:31

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16August 20 2017 21:47:31

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18August 20 2017 21:47:31

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

Most Watched

News:
China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
Video:
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
Photos:
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Travel:
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Lifestyle:
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords