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Metro gets set for Expo

THE extension of Metro Line 8 will be in service as early as July as its second phase of construction nears completion, Metro officials said yesterday.

Construction work on lines 7, 9 and 11 is also entering its final stages. All four lines are scheduled to begin service by the end of this year.

The second phase of Line 8 is designed to cater to Pujiang Town, where residents from downtown have been relocated to make space for the World Expo site.

The 14-kilometer extension will connect Chengshan Road Station with the Space Museum Station and interconnect with lines 6 and 11 at Jiyang Road Station.

Currently, Line 8 runs 22.4 kilometers from Wujiaochang area in the city's northeast Yangpu District to Yaohua Road in Pudong. It will be one of the main Metro lines for the Expo.

Metro lines 4, 6 and future lines 7 and 13 will also run past the Expo zone in Pudong.

Officials said the construction of structural frames has been completed for the eight stations along the extension, and the rail line has been laid. The first test train ran in January and the line will start trial operations in early July.

Work is going smoothly on the other lines under construction, officials said. Line 10, the east and west extension of Line 2, the north extension of Line 7 and the Expo site extension of Line 13 will be in service before next May.


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