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More Metro art to reflect city

METRO riders will find more wall paintings, carvings and sculptures in the city's ever-growing subway network as the Shanghai Metro authority says it will put more cultural elements into the underground transport system.

The art forms will echo traditional buildings and historical events in the city and districts, said Ying Minghong, board chairman with the Shanghai Shentong Metro Group.

For instance, the under-construction Longhua Temple Station will boast a huge wall painting of the old temple and the history it embodies.

The 420-kilometer network now has 57 paintings. Ying said the operator will also repair and renovate some paintings this year.

"The art form is still too simple along the Metro network," said Ying. "In the future, art exhibitions can also be introduced to the network."

The line linking to the under-construction Disneyland theme park is expected to feature well-known cartoon figures such as Mickey Mouse, said Ying. He said the Disney line project is still waiting approval.


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