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Line 9 work shuts 3 stations for 4 weeks

THREE Metro stations of Line 9 will be closed from August 7 to September 3, as construction and renovation work begins for the line's extension in the southwest part of the city.

The stations, the last three stops of the line in Songjiang District, are Songjiang Xincheng, Songjiang University Town and Dongjing, the Metro operator said yesterday.

Two-hundred buses running on four free shuttle bus routes will be used to carry riders between the three stations, said city traffic authorities.

According to the new route, the line will travel from the Yanggao Road M. Staion in the Pudong New Area to Sheshan Station in Songjiang.

Shao Weizhong, vice president of the operator, Shanghai Shentong Metro Group, said yesterday that "equipment renovation and construction will be conducted on the three closed stations."

The service on the stations will resume on September 4. The stops now have a total passenger volume of 4,000 to 5,000 an hour during rush hours.

The operator also reminded riders to leave extra time on the trips to work.

Nearby residents said illegal cabs and other vehicles commonly haul passengers on short trips in the area.

Officials estimated some college freshmen in the university town will also be affected on their registration days in late August and early September. A total of some 9,000 students will report for registration on August 30 and September 1.


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