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New look for old stations

RENOVATIONS are on target to refurbish Shanghai's 155 older Metro stations by the end of this year, with some stations already taking on a new look after construction has finished.

Shanghai Indoor Stadium Station on Line 1, the city's oldest Metro line, has already been repainted and repaired, with new-look platform pillars and fresh decor.

Signs will be improved and some stations will get a new roof to shelter the entrances from rain and reduce the risk of passengers slipping in wet weather.

Metro operators are also introducing vacuum toilets to 35 major Metro stations on Line 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 after a pilot project at People's Square Station proved a success.

The vacuum toilets, like those used on airplanes, flush away waste quickly, save water, and reduce smells, officials said, making them more suitable for busy stations than traditional public toilets.


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