Two subway trains, one featuring famous local elements and the other with the theme of clean governance, made their debut on Wednesday in Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui Province.
The first train is decorated with patterns of the city's renowned attractions like Dashu Mountain and Chaohu Lake, prestigious universities like the University of Science and Technology of China as well as local celebrities such as Li Hongzhang (1823-1901), a top-ranking general in the Qing Dynasty.
The paintings also show the exciting event that Hefei has developed into the sub-center of the Yangtze River Delta, China's major engine behind economic growth.
Its designers said they expect passengers to enjoy the unique cultural appeal of the city and get to know its extraordinary development course.
Clean governance is the theme of the second train, which is also to run on the city's first subway line. Each door in the carriages is painted with a cartoon character Baogong expressing himself under a slogan like "I'm a strict supervisor" or "Any violations shall be investigated". Baogong, or Lord Bao, is an honest and upright official born in Hefei in the Song Dynasty (960-1279).
The first subway line, which runs from the Hefei Railway Station to the Binhu New District, is slated to go into operation in December.