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Talia Avakian
March 21, 2017

For residents in China, taking a train through a 19-story residential building can be part of a daily commute. 

The Chongqing Rail Transit No. 2 takes riders into a tunnel built through a block of apartments in southwest China’s city of Chongqing, according to People’s Daily.

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Residents in the building can hop on from the Liziba station, located on the sixth to eighth floors of the complex, before starting their journey on the rail line.

According to China’s Transportation Infrastructure Office, the line was first in the country to introduce the rubber tire light rail system, which has a small turning radius and impeccable climbing ability to help it fit into Chongqing’s smaller streets and packed areas.

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The light rail system, which is smoke-free and has low vibration features, is famous for being of one the country’s quietest rail lines, with the sound of the train designed to be only as loud as what you’d hear from a dishwasher, according to People’s Daily.

This way, planners were able to integrate the rail into the city without having to remove the building. 

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