Starting in August, Beijing will open train service to the Badaling Great Wall in suburban Beijing, Xinhua news agency reported Thursday.
The Line S2, the first ever high-speed railway built in suburban Beijing, departs from Beijing North Station for northwestern Yanqiing County, passing by two sections of the Great Wall -- Juyongguan and Badaling.
Running on the railway will be diesel motor train units with big sightseeing windows and rotatable seats.
Line S2 is scheduled to start operation on August 1.
(CRI July 14, 2008)