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More trains, longer hours for Metro Line 2

SHANGHAI Metro operator will increase the capacity of Metro Line 2, the city's busiest subway, by prolonging operation hours and shortening interval along the line starting from September 1.

The interval span along the whole line, connecting two city airports, will be cut by about 30 seconds to 3 minutes and 30 seconds during rush hours - from the present 4 minutes.

The new service hour of Line 2's eastern stretch, from Guanglan Road station to the Pudong International Airport station, will start at 6am and run through 10pm every day, compared with the current 6:30am to 9pm.

Intervals along the section will also be cut during rush hours with more trains put into use, the operator said today.

Besides, three extra Line 2 services will also be added after 10pm between Guanglan Road and Yuandong Avenue station till 10:24pm to smooth the ride for residents living in suburban Chuansha area in the Pudong New Area, the metro operator said.

While along Line 2's Hongqiao International Airport-bound east section, more services will be added with interval shortened too.

The line handles more than 1.3 million passengers a day.


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