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Reprieve for airport shuttle service

A LOSS-making bus service running between downtown and Pudong International Airport has been reprieved, after an appeal by passengers.

The Shuttle Bus No.6 service, operated by Shanghai Bashi, will have a new timetable: operating only from 9pm and 11pm at 30-minute intervals.

Air travelers had complained that already limited public transport to downtown after 9pm would be further reduced with the loss of the service.

Metro Line 2, the only subway that stretches to Pudong airport, had stopped services at its airport station at 9pm.

However, in another development, Line 2's operation time span will be extended at the Pudong airport in future, to carry passengers arriving later.

At Hongqiao International Airport, which is closer to downtown area, the Metro runs until about 10:50pm.

There are eight standard shuttle bus lines - including Shuttle Bus No.6 - connecting the airport to various locations in Shanghai.

After these services end at 11pm, a night bus operation begins, with services every 45 minutes.

More than 80 flights arrive at the airport after 9pm.

Changes to airport shuttle buses were among a broad plan that involved the adjustment of more than 280 bus routes citywide.

Airport shuttle bus lines - not just No.6 route - have been losing money since Metro Line 2 extended to both city airports.

Taking No. 6 route as an example, the line handles 19,134 passengers on average per month from January to April, the transport authority said.

This compares with a figure for the same period last year of 51,329 passengers.


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