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Expo Metro tunnels completed

THE tunnels for the exclusive Metro line for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo ticket holders and staff, were completed yesterday, the builder announced.

The Metro line will link Shanghai's landmark entertainment center, Xintiandi, to the Expo zone with a short train ride.

Part of the under-construction Line 13, the link will have the only station inside the Expo zone in Pudong.

Expo visitors will find the Australia and Thailand pavilions right outside the Expo station, the Shanghai Mechanized Construction Co Ltd said.

The company said it has spent 1.34 billion yuan (US$196 million) on the 5-kilometer line that takes in five stations: Danshui Road, Madang Road and Lupu Bridge on the Puxi side and the Expo site and Changqing Road in Pudong.

But for security reasons only the Madang Road and Expo site stations will be open for the exclusive use of Expo ticket holders and accredited personnel.

The Madang Road Station, only a couple of minutes' walk away from Xintiandi, will function as a major entry point to the Expo site.

"Expo ticket holders will have to go through a complete security check before being allowed into the Madang Road Station as they will be in the center of the Expo site in Pudong once they get off the trains," said company manager Ke Minggang.

Expo passengers may also be able to exit only at the Lupu Bridge Station to visit the Puxi side of the Expo site.

Expo ticket holders don't need to pay to use the Expo Metro.

Trains will be tested on the line at the end of the year, said the builder.

The tunneling work started in January. The tunnels got as close as 7 meters to old residential buildings near the Danshui Road and Madang Road stations but no damage to the houses had been reported, the company said.

The Line 13 project started in December last year. The first phase will run for about 21 kilometers through Jiading, Putuo, Zhabei and Jing'an districts with 19 stations and will open after the World Expo finishes.


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