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Extra public transport services being put on

ADDITIONAL bus services, electric taxis and more frequent subway trains will serve visitors to the second China International Import Expo, along with newly built roads and bridges.

The first CIIE in 2018 attracted a total of 800,000 visitors to the National Exhibition and Convention Center, mainly during public open days.

This year’s event is expected to attract even more people as the Country Exhibition area, featuring pavilions from over 60 countries and international organizations, will open free to the public from November 13 to 20 after the expo ends.

To serve visitors, the city’s transport authority has increased the capacity of subway lines, taxis, buses and parking garages around the exhibition center.

Metro Line 2, with its terminal stop at East Xujing Station being the closest to the CIIE venue, will increase capacity on its western section to better serve visitors. The station has also been upgraded, with exits 4 and 5 opening.

Multiple public, shuttle and emergency bus lines will operate around the site. The No. 71 bus will extend operation hours during the expo. A new extension of the bus line will be opened to reach T2 terminal at the Hongqiao airport.

About 1,500 electric taxis will be deployed to serve the expo. Additional taxi stands have been arranged in the east, west and north of the exhibition center.

Eight specialized bus lines will cover 50 hotels downtown. Another free shuttle bus will connect the Pudong airport with the P1 parking garage of the center.

A total of 17 parking sites have been arranged, five more than the first expo. The garages offer a total of 7,000 parking spaces for passenger vehicles and 1,100 for large buses.


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