Watch: China's tunnel-like bus hits roads

11:24 PM | 4 Aug, 2016
Watch: China's tunnel-like bus hits roads
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BEIJING (Web Desk) - China conducted a first test run of an innovative, road-straddling, 22 metre long bus this week.

The blue, tunnel-like Transit Elevated Bus (TEB-1) can carry up to 300 passengers in one carriage, over the top of traffic on the road, the state run Xinhua news agency said.

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In the test in the northern city of Qinhuangdao on Tuesday, the bus moved slowly along a 300 metre track and stopped to allow people to get on board.

In May, developers released a video showing a model of the bus and said it would be able to carry 1,200 people, with vehicles able to drive underneath it, as long as they are lower than two metres.