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November 16, 2013

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Metro Line 16 on track for opening next month

FINAL tests are taking place on the new Metro Line 16, which runs to Lingang New City in the Pudong New Area and is set to go into service next month.

The Metro operator said yesterday that it had finished primary debugging on the 12 trains that will run on the route.

Trains will have three carriages initially, and in the future the number may increase to six, depending on passenger volumes on the new line.

The 58-kilometer route connects Lingang New City to Luoshan Road, where Line 11 terminates, and Longyang Road on Line 2.

An 11-stop section from Luoshan Road Station to Dishui Lake Station will open first, with Longyang Road and Huaxia Road M. stations coming into use later.

Seats on Line 16 trains will be arranged differently to those on other Metro lines.

Instead of a row of seats along each side of a carriage, Line 16 train seats will be arranged like those in trains, to make the comparatively long ride more comfortable.

The line will have three running modes: stop at large stations; stop at every station; and non-stop.

The operator said this takes into account that some communities are not fully developed, while others are relatively mature.

Lingang New City is about 75 kilometers from downtown Shanghai.


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