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Line 2 set to shorten intervals for trains

THE interval times on some key sections of Metro Line 2 will be shortened to ease congestion along the city's busiest subway line, Shanghai's Metro operator said yesterday.

The operator plans to cut the interval time from 3 minutes and 20 seconds to 3 minutes, which is expected to increase capacity by 15 percent during rush hours.

Service improvements and passenger restrictions are necessary as daily passenger turnover will top 7 million within half a year, Metro officials said.

"The imbalance between train capacity and passenger volume has been a long-time headache," said Shao Weizhong, vice president of Shanghai Shentong Metro Group, operator of the city's subway network.

"More people will choose to take the subway with new lines opening or old lines being extended," Shao added.


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