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Old July 13th, 2008, 08:09 AM   #941
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Shanghai definitely needs the extra lines - the difference in terms of convenience between hoping on the subway in NYC and finding a metro stop in Shanghai is huge. A big thumbs up for increasing the density of stops.
Probably Shanghai ought to put a lid on all the skyscraper projects and instead focus its money and resources on constructing tons of metro lines and stations and have the stations close together at least in the city center. I mentioned having 2 metro systems for the city, one mostly underground and another one mostly above ground w/stations that mirror and complement the current metro.
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Old July 13th, 2008, 12:37 PM   #942
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The frequency should also be increased to relieve situations like this...

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Old July 13th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #943
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Shanghai subway riders get room to breathe

By Cao Li (China Daily)
Updated: 2008-06-26 07:05

SHANGHAI - Commuters here can look forward to more frequent trains and longer operating hours on the subway from the end of the year, the city's metro operators said on Wednesday.

Huang Gang, an official with the Shanghai Metro Company, said 70 trains with 464 carriages will be added to the network by the end of the year. The system currently comprises eight lines running 112 trains and 682 carriages.

The extra trains will boost capacity by about 60 percent, and passengers can also benefit from reduced waiting times and longer operating hours, the municipal public transportation bureau said, without elaborating.

In the first five months of this year, 3.09 million people used the Shanghai metro system every day, 40 percent more than over the same period of last year, the bureau said.

The increase is due mostly to the addition of 94 km of new track, which opened in December, it said.

About 25 percent of all metro journeys are made during the peak hours of 7 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 7 pm, Huang said.

The new trains and longer service hours should help attract people back to the metro who stopped using it due to overcrowding, he said.

Surveys have shown that people want to use the service, but are tired of not being able to get on, especially during the rush hours, he said.
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Old July 13th, 2008, 10:11 PM   #944
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The frequency should also be increased to relieve situations like this...

What is the frequency of each metro line in Shanghai? Do you know?
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Old July 14th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #945
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Only 112 trains for the whole system. Doesn't London's Central Line operate about 80 trains at peak hour ON ITS OWN?
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Old July 14th, 2008, 02:19 AM   #946
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Here's what's on the Shanghai Metro website (http://www.shmetro.com/operation/shikebiao/line1.htm)... Feel free to correct me, as I actually can't read Chinese.

Weekday AM/PM peak hour average frequencies (I apologize if it is hard to read...If only there was a way to display tables):

Line 1
Bound for Xinzhuang, Shanghai Railway Station: 3m/6m (6m/6m40s on northern extension, 12 stations)
Bound for Fujin Road: 3m30s/6m40s

Line 2
Bound for Songhong Road: 3m20s/3m40s
Bound for Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park: 3m20s/3m40s

Line 3
Bound for Shanghai South Railway Station, Changjiang Road (South): 5m30s/6m (16m30s/12m on northern extension, 8 stations)
Bound for Jiangyang Road (North): 16m30s/12m

Line 4
Inner loop (Yishan Road - Shanghai Railway Station - Shiji Avenue - Yishan Road): 11m/11m
Outer loop (Yishan Road - Shiji Avenue - Shanghai Railway Station - Yishan Road): 5m30s-11m / 5m30s-11m

Line 8
Bound for Yaohua Road: 6m30s/7m30s
Bound for Shiguang Road: 6m30s/7m30s

Line 9
Bound for Songjiang New City: 14m30s/14m30s
Bound for Guilin Road: 14m30s/14m30s

EDIT: Can't find anything for Line 5 and Line 6 on the SMRT website other than a table of the first/last trains.
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Old July 14th, 2008, 04:57 AM   #947
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Those are fairly low frequencies for a metro. No wonder it gets crowded.
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Old July 14th, 2008, 04:59 AM   #948
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The info from www.shmetro.com hasn't changed for months.
It has changed a little:
line 1: 2m59s (Xinzhuang---Shanghai Railway Station)
5m58s ( northern extension)
line 2: 3m12s
line 3: 5m30s (Shanghai South Railway Station---Changjiang Road (South))
16m30s( northern extension)
line 4: 5m30s (Inner circle)
11m (outer circle)
line 5: 5m
line 6: 13.5m
line 8: 5m45s
line 9: 14m30s
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Old July 14th, 2008, 05:26 AM   #949
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Only 112 trains for the whole system. Doesn't London's Central Line operate about 80 trains at peak hour ON ITS OWN?
79 to be specific... Trains come every 2 minutes in peak hours. I think it should be lower.

And the frequency on the Shanghai Metro really is terrible. Are there any plans to increase it?
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Old July 14th, 2008, 08:15 AM   #950
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It's the first post of this page.
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Old July 14th, 2008, 05:55 PM   #951
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It doesn't say by how much...
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Old July 16th, 2008, 02:54 AM   #952
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Metro line work on schedule

2008-7-16

WORK is now under way on all 116 stations of the eight Metro lines and extensions due for completion before the 2010 World Expo.

Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co said yesterday that by the end of June they had completed the major structures of 60 of the new stations.

They also announced that machines had finished digging 57 percent of the total mileage of the new tunnel lines.

Train tracks have also started being laid inside the tunnels on several parts of the new lines, said the company.

Work is ongoing on Metro Line 7, Line 10, the second phase of Line 8, the second phase of Line 9, the northern section of Line 11, the east extension of Line 2, the north extension of Line 7 as well as the World Expo section on Line 13.

All eight lines are due to open for trial operations before the 2010 World Expo. With completion of the new Metro services, Shanghai will have a total Metro network of 400 kilometers, from the 234 kilometers currently in service.

The group said they would likely extend Line 8 to the south part of the city after completing the second phase.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article...921&type=Metro


Workers at the construction site of the second phase of Metro Line 8. Work on all the lines due for completion before the 2010 World Expo is now well under way.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 10:35 AM   #953
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a video named "Shanghai Rainbow" by ditiezu
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 01:49 PM   #954
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I can't believe how much investment is being poured into the metro networks of these Chinese megacities. It's amazing to think how quickly they're growing, and how expensive they must be to construct. I only wish my cities would have half the guts to do something similar. The entire world should be building like this in a bid to move away from fossil fuels and end of obsession with the American 1950's transport and lifestyles.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 08:34 AM   #955
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Probably Shanghai ought to put a lid on all the skyscraper projects and instead focus its money and resources on constructing tons of metro lines and stations and have the stations close together at least in the city center. I mentioned having 2 metro systems for the city, one mostly underground and another one mostly above ground w/stations that mirror and complement the current metro.
The skyscraper projects are privately funded for the most part. They should just increase vehicle registration fees to boost the transit construction budget.

Shanghai definitely needs some RER-type services. It's ludicrous to extend traditional metro lines to places as far as Pudong Airport.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 09:42 AM   #956
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The skyscraper projects are privately funded for the most part. They should just increase vehicle registration fees to boost the transit construction budget.
Wow, they should, again. Don't make all these "they should" thing to make people in (or from) China think how selfish people in the States are.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 06:15 AM   #957
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Some big stations

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Shanghai Indoor Stadium (line 1,4)



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