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Rush-hour problems on Line 8

Metro passengers were hit by another rush-hour malfunction on Line 8 yesterday morning.

Trains slowed down and ran with intermittent stops between stations around 8am after a temporary breakdown of the automatic signal system. Drivers had to run the trains manually and keep much longer distances between the trains for safety reasons.

Metro management said the recent frequent instability of Line 8 service was caused by testing of its signal system.

Officials called for patience from passengers and said such experiences may be avoided in a couple of weeks when testing is expected to be complete and the system stabilized.

The second phase of Line 8 goes into operation early next month.

Engineers are currently testing the automatic system on the in-service stretch of Line 8 in order to integrate it with its new extension.

The second phase of Line 8 will extend the service from its current terminal in Pudong near the Huangpu River deeper into the south.

More 100,000 locals who had been relocated for the World Expo site construction and now live in towns to the south of Pudong will benefit from the extended service.


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