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Railroad inside a residential building — fiction or reality?

13.09.2018
Railroad inside a residential building — fiction or reality?

 

A railway station inside a residential building – are we talking science fiction? Not at all.

 

Where in the world could you lay a railroad through a residential property? Of course, only one country could do this – China.  A 19-floor residential building in the city of Chongqing, also known as “Fog Capital”, which has a population of approximately 33 million people, was located on the planned route of a future monorail. It transpired that there was no way of demolishing or bypassing the property. Consequently, the rail track was laid right through the building between the 7th and 8th floors. They also decided to include a railway stop inside the building. The stop has an unusual platform – it is 150 metres long.

 

Photo from stroi.mos.ru

 

Photo from stroi.mos.ru

 

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