The story appears on

Page A4

August 30, 2011

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro » Public Services

Metro line to get more service

SHANGHAI'S Metro operator will increase service on Line 2, the city's busiest and most crowded subway, by extending operating hours and shortening interval times along parts of the route starting Thursday.

The move will help air travelers trying to catch flights, as the end points of Line 2 are the city's two international airports.

Many passengers said they would like to take the Metro to the airports, especially Pudong, which is far from downtown, but "are bothered by the relatively short operation hours."

Travelers now have to take cabs or shuttle buses to reach downtown at night after the Metro services end.

The new service time of Line 2's eastern stretch, from Guanglan Road Station to Pudong International Airport, will start at 6am and run through 10pm every day, compared with the current 6:30am to 9pm, said the operator, Shanghai Shentong Metro Group.

Passengers will have to get off at Guanglan Road stop first before boarding other subway trains to the Pudong airport in the subway section.

The interval time along the eastern section will also be cut to seven minutes, from the current eight minutes and 30 seconds during rush hour, as more trains will be put into use.

Also to smooth the journey for residents living in suburban Chuansha area in Pudong, the operator said three extra Line 2 trains will be added after 10pm between Guanglan Road and Yuandong Avenue station until 10:24pm.

Along Line 2's western extension, more services will travel to the end point at East Xujing Station with the interval times shortened, said Metro officials. The shortest interval time between the western extension's Songhong Road to East Xujing Station will be set at 6 minutes and 42 seconds, compared with the current 10 minutes.

In the downtown section of Line 2, the service already extends to after 11pm each day with interval times of three minutes during rush hour.

The line, connecting two city airports and the Hongqiao traffic hub, handles more than 1.3 million passengers a day. All 11 Metro lines in Shanghai see more than 6 million riders during workdays.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend