The S1 is the first metro line in China to use Maglev (magnetic levitation) technology.
Maglev uses two sets of magnets, one to levitate the train up off the track and another to move it forward, taking advantage of no friction. With Maglev technology, there are no moving parts. The train travels along a guideway of magnets which control the train’s stability and speed. Maglev trains are therefore quieter and smoother than conventional trains.
Although there is no artwork to be found on the stations opened so far, each station is differentiated by various coloured columns and roof struts, making for bright platform areas.