The insider of the cab in BYD's SkyRail. (Photo by Southcn.com)
The SkyRail enjoys a spacious interior and maximum speeds of up to 80 km/h, able to carry around 10,000 to 30,000 passengers, according to Li Wei, a senior official of BYD.
Li introduced that the competitiveness lies also in the cost: the SkyRail can be built at 1/5 the cost of underground lines, and three times as fast. He points out that the SkyRail can used in big cities as connection lines, in smaller ones as main lines, and in scenic areas as a tourist shuttle. BYD has signed contracts for the SkyRail in nearly 20 cities, from nearby Shantou to Yinchuan deep in northwest China.