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Calls for ferry service boost to Suzhou Creek

THE city plans to increase ferry services on the Huangpu River and improve connections between them and Metro stations and bus stops, the city transport bureau said.

Ferries will play a more efficient role in linking traffic across the Huangpu River, officials said.

And many members of the city's top advisory body, the Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, are urging similar initiatives on Suzhou Creek, which runs through downtown, with historic, industrial and cultural sites on both banks.

"Setting up commuter ferries on Suzhou Creek is an ideal solution to boost transport capacity in downtown districts and relieve congestion," said Xia Side, a Putuo District official and member of the committee.

He has proposed the city government develops ferry traffic on Suzhou Creek.

"The government should offer ferry services for sightseeing and public transport on Suzhou Creek," according to Lin Hongyang, an engineering expert and fellow committee member.


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