📩 25/09/2023 12:53
Beijing metro has launched a pilot project to transport express parcels during off-peak hours. Approximately 15 million express packages are transported in Beijing a day, and most of the transportation is carried out by road.
Speaking about the project that aims to reduce traffic congestion and reduce carbon emissions, Beijing Transport Institute director Wang Shuling said that Beijing's urban rail transportation network, which has expanded in recent years, has already reached a total of 27 kilometers with 807 lines.
Wang said, “We aim to take advantage of the excess capacity of subway systems during off-peak hours. “We aim to gradually ease traffic congestion while reducing the carbon emissions of the project.” said.
Zhou Yuan, one of the directors of the Beijing Municipal Transportation Commission, also said that the goods transported will undergo security checks to ensure that they comply with the catalog of prohibited items in the subways. Companies participating in the project designed reusable express delivery boxes compatible with urban rail system dimensions. In addition, special vehicles that can facilitate safe and comfortable transportation were also developed within the scope of the project.