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Test tracks for 'batie straddling bus' dismantled

The tracks for the test run of a straddling bus named “batie” were dismantled on June 21, Hebei Daily reported on June 21.

The tracks, located on Fumin Road, Beidaihe Zone of Qinhuangdao, is 300 meters long and was first used to test the “batie” -- officially named the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) -- in early August 2016.

“Batie” was a double-decker bus that held passengers on its upper level and allowed other vehicles to pass underneath. The bus, 4.8 meters high, 7.8 meters wide, and 22 meters long, is designed with a passenger area with a capacity of 300.

It sparked heated discussion and drew much attention when it made its debut test in 2016.

A view of the “batie” straddling bus on its tracks located in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province on June 21. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

Construction workers dismantle tracks for “batie” on June 21. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

The construction site of the dismantlement project on June 21. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

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