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China’s Richest City Splurges on Public Transport

(Shanghai Daily) – Construction on eight stations across downtown Shanghai along the planned Metro Line 14 will start over the next few months from this Friday, weighing down on congestion, police said yesterday.

Police announced new traffic arrangements around the stations and said they will keep working to relieve traffic pressure on the city center in the next four years during the construction.

The Shanghai Metro is a rapid transit system operating urban and suburban rail transit services to 13 of its 16 municipal districts

Metro Line 14 will run under downtown Shanghai and construction is expected to be complete in 2020.  The line will connect to Shanghai Metro Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 13.

Credit Shanghai Daily
Photo Credit: Shanghai Daily

VIDEO: Shanghai congestion on public transport has forced its government to increase its mass transit capacity.

The Shanghai Metro will have over 800 km of Track by 2020, and another 250 km complete by 2025

 

Planned Shanghai Metro Map
Planned Shanghai Metro Map. Photo Credit: Shanghai Metro

China’s infrastructure project binge has resulted in technological advancements for its citizens, including integration of 4G LTE communications capabilities, as well as control and traction upgrades to existing trains. 

Police said the traffic arrangements will be subject to changes when the second phases of construction are brought on. Some bus services will also be rerouted or cancelled.

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