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Extra Line 6 trains to cut waiting time

More trains will be added on Metro Line 6 from Friday, shortening the intervals between trains and increasing the capacity during rush hours.

Five more trains will put into service during the morning rush hours from 7:20am to 8:20am on weekdays with different interval times in the two directions.

Passengers traveling from the eastern Gangcheng Road to the southern Oriental Sports Center will have trains every 4 minutes and 40 seconds, 20 seconds earlier than the previous 5 minutes.

Intervals at key sections like Jufeng Road to Gaoqing Road stations, which are among the most congested on the line, will be shortened by 10 seconds to 2 minutes and 20 seconds.

The 2 minutes and 20 seconds interval between trains on this line is the shortest among all 12 Metro lines in operation in Shanghai.

Those taking a ride from the opposite direction in the morning — that is from southern Oriental Sports Center to east — will have the intervals shortened to 8 minutes from the previous 10 minutes. The key sections on the route, from Gaoqing Road to Jufeng Road stations, will have a train every 4 minutes — one minute less than before.

In the afternoon rush hours from 5pm to 7pm, four trains will be added to help shorten the intervals from 10 minutes to 9 minutes along the whole line, while the key sections between Jufeng and Gaoqing road stations will have trains every 3 minutes. During the weekends, two more trains will be in operation between 7:20am to 9pm.

Line 6 handles a daily average of more than 30,000 commuters.



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