In­no­va­tive ‘tun­nel-like’ bus to be tested

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

A bus that strad­dles high­way lanes to al­low cars to pass be­neath a sort of moving tun­nel is set for a test run in Au­gust.

The bus to be tested in Qin­huang­dao, He­bei prov­ince is said to be the first of its kind.

Called a Tran­sit El­e­vated Bus ( TEB), it looks like a gi­ant dou­ble- decker but is hol­low on the ground floor. Pas­sen­gers can sit on the top floor while cars move below.

About 35 per­cent of traf­fic jams can be avoided with the use of TEBs, the com­pany’s web­site claimed, and a four­car TEB can hold 1,200 to 1,400 pas­sen­gers, many times more than a tra­di­tional bus.

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