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Xuhui to get new major transit hub for Metro lines 3, 4, 9 and buses

A NEW underground traffic hub for three subway lines and buses will be built in Xuhui District next year, allowing riders to transfer more easily between Metro lines 3, 4 and 9, officials said today.

The hub near the Yishan Road Station of the three subway lines will be completed by 2016, avoiding long hikes through tunnels to change between the lines, an official with Shanghai’s construction and traffic commission said.

Riders currently have to walk for about 10 minutes to transfer between line 3, 4 and 9. The hike includes a high, 43-step stairway without an escalator as well as puzzling pathways both on and under the ground.

A construction site has been prepared at the Yishan and Kaixuan roads as big as a football field and barriers have been erected around it.

“The traffic hub will also include many stores and restaurants as well as a link to nearby office buildings,” a project manager on the construction project said.

All bus lines in the area that are scattered among the Metro stations will be stationed at the entrances and exits of the underground hub for more convenient transit.

Meanwhile, construction of the eastern extension of Metro Line 9 will begin soon. Work is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, adding another 17 kilometers of track and 10 stations.

Pudong New Area’s Jinqiao area will be covered by the extension, which will start at Yanggao Road M. Station and end at Caolu Railway Station.


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