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Eye-catching stations highlight of Line 12

The eastern section of Metro Line 12 will start operation in two weeks time after reaching the last stage of its trial run.

The 15-station southwest-northeast line will connect Tiantong Road in Hongkou District to Jinhai Road in Pudong with its platforms among its key attractions. It will be the seventh Metro line to go under the Huangpu River.

The trains will have six carriages with noise-reduction wheels and operate every 5 minutes during rush hours. The audio broadcasts in the carriages will automatically adjust the volume depending on the surrounding noise.

The air conditioner is also linked to a detector, which monitors the passenger volume, and adjusts the temperature inside the carriages.

High-tech elements can be seen in stations like Tilanqiao, Jinhai Road, Shenjiang Road, Jinjing Road, Yanggao Road N. and Jufeng Road, with anion facilities placed at air outlets to condense tiny particles and dust in the air, which helps to improve the air quality inside the stations.

Line 12 passengers can transfer to Line 10 at Tiantong Road Station, to Line 4 at Dalian Road Station, and to Line 6 at Jufeng Road Station.

Fancy decorations can be seen in some stations along the 19-kilometer new route. A long corridor featuring constellation in the ceiling is the most eye-catching one at the International Cruise Terminal Station.

Over 10,000 LED make up the 12 zodiacal constellations and surrounding stars.

According to Yu Ni, deputy project manager of Line 12, the “stars” were perfectly positioned as in the sky, after consultations with the Shanghai Astronomy Society.

Twelve screens have been put up at the two sides of the corridor to provide background knowledge about the constellations.

A black and white ceiling shaped like a curving piano keyboard is at the Tilanqiao Station, where soft background music are played through the station’s broadcasting system.

The Fuxing Island Station located in the middle of Fuxing Island has a depth of 36 meters — the deepest among all the stations in use in the city’s Metro network.

Six stations along the phase have suspended ceilings that provide a visual impact to passengers, who can see the construction structure of the stations. It also helps in cutting down costs and makes routine maintenance much easier.

The entire Metro Line 12 will have 32 stations in the future, starting from Qixin Road in Minhang District at the southwest end. The 40.4-kilometer line will be the “king of transfers” with 19 transfer stations along the route after the western phase is completed in two to three years time.

Its Qufu Road Station will be put into service in the second half of next year, where commuters can transfer to Line 8.



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