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Old August 25th, 2009, 04:45 AM   #1281
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when i came to shanghai in 1999,there are only line 1 and 2.ten years past, the lines look like dense spide webs, what a development.
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Old August 25th, 2009, 05:04 AM   #1282
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Right now they are renovating lines 1 and 2. Line 1 and 2 are a little uglier and dirtier than the newer lines so they are changing the celings and lighting. Huangpi Road is still under construction, but Xujiahui is almost done, and it looks nice.
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Old August 25th, 2009, 05:10 AM   #1283
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Right now they are renovating lines 1 and 2. Line 1 and 2 are a little uglier and dirtier than the newer lines so they are changing the celings and lighting. Huangpi Road is still under construction, but Xujiahui is almost done, and it looks nice.
Shanghai Indoor Stadium is finished. It looks much better now - much more in keeping with the newer stations.
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Old August 25th, 2009, 01:54 PM   #1284
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Well in that case I can't blame them. The historical villas are more important than having a three line transfer. It is worth the inconvenience.
I never really thought about it for I've always known the reason as 'historical buildings'. Now these buildings have transpired to be mere villas - I know they are a historical icon for that part of town but there aren't that few of them. Unless they have specific importance I don't see why they shouldn't give way to better public transport infrastructure, afterall interchange between lines 7 and 10 are not unemportant, which incidentally hasn't much to do with public transport demand in the local area.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 07:22 AM   #1285
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Right now they are renovating lines 1 and 2. Line 1 and 2 are a little uglier and dirtier than the newer lines so they are changing the celings and lighting. Huangpi Road is still under construction, but Xujiahui is almost done, and it looks nice.
In June I visited Shanghai and took subway to Shanghai Book City. The People Square station on line 1 becomes so comlicated that there are around 20 exits to confuse non-Shanghainese people like me. I'm lucky that I can speak Chinese and found the right exit.

They may need to improve the sign boards in all subway station we well as on the ground level.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 10:42 AM   #1286
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Expo Metro Line to open in April

By Chen Qian | 2009-8-27 | ONLINE EDITION

THE Expo section of Metro Line 13 will open mid-April for Shanghai 2010 World Expo workers and tourists only.

Tourists can take the trains free with their Expo tickets after a security check, Wenhui Daily reported today.

The 5-kilometer line will connect with Line 9 at Madang Road station.

Two trains will be operated on the line, with another two on standby.

The six-carriage trains, which can carry 2,000 passengers, will run at six-minute intervals.

The first train is being given a fine tune and the other three trains will be delivered by the end of next month.

The rest part of Line 13 is under construction.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 04:44 AM   #1287
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New look for old stations

By Jessie Dong | 2009-8-31 | NEWSPAPER EDITION

RENOVATIONS are on target to refurbish Shanghai's 155 older Metro stations by the end of this year, with some stations already taking on a new look after construction has finished.

Shanghai Indoor Stadium Station on Line 1, the city's oldest Metro line, has already been repainted and repaired, with new-look platform pillars and fresh decor.

Signs will be improved and some stations will get a new roof to shelter the entrances from rain and reduce the risk of passengers slipping in wet weather.

Metro operators are also introducing vacuum toilets to 35 major Metro stations on Line 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 after a pilot project at People's Square Station proved a success.

The vacuum toilets, like those used on airplanes, flush away waste quickly, save water, and reduce smells, officials said, making them more suitable for busy stations than traditional public toilets.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 08:04 AM   #1288
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I was at Zhongshan Park yesterday, The transfer isn't that bad but the station is pretty ugly, I hope they get around to rennovating that before the Expo.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 07:36 AM   #1289
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Again, could a mod please change the title of this thread to Shanghai Public Transportation (or similar)?


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Underground link to the skies

By Dong Zhen | 2009-9-1 | NEWSPAPER EDITION





TRAVELERS will be able to avoid highway congestion and take the subway to Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport in February, based on current construction progress, the builder said yesterday.

The city-run construction headquarters for the Hongqiao Integrated Traffic Hub project is now building an 8.58-kilometer-long, three-station leg to extend Metro Line 2 to the airport. When the extension is finished, travelers will be able to arrive at the new East Station and take walkways to the airport's new terminal.

The new terminal building, built to the west of the current airport complex, will replace the old terminal and handle most flights when it opens around next February - in time to help accommodate the surge in air travelers expected to visit the city when the 2010 World Expo starts in May.

There will be a second Line 2 station inside the traffic hub complex, but it will not open until the World Expo starts or even later. That facility, the West Station, may go into operation around the middle of next year along with the opening of the hub's high-speed railway service.

Covering around 26 square kilometers and extending nearly 2 kilometers, the hub will feature seven levels, including two underground. It will encompass the airline terminal, Metro lines, high-speed train services to Beijing, Nanjing and Ningbo, highway and transit buses and possibly an extension of the magnetic-levitation train line from Pudong International Airport. There will also be multi-level parking lots, and all facilities will be connected by walkways and elevators. Most services are expected to be launched in time for the World Expo.

"It is not only the biggest but also the most technically complicated and demanding construction project of its type in the city's history," Jiang Fengchao, a project manager, told Shanghai Daily yesterday.

A decision has not been made on whether Shanghai will extend the Maglev to the Hongqiao hub, but space has been reserved in case the project is approved, officials said.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 01:10 PM   #1290
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All things considered China is suitable for a Maglev network, which would be effective at reducing demand for domestic flight given the sheer size of the country. If there is one Maglev link between the two airports in Shanghai then then could essentially become one airport on two campuses.
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Old September 5th, 2009, 05:42 PM   #1291
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Metro Line 13 tunneling starts

By Xiao Zha | 2009-9-5 | NEWSPAPER EDITION




THE underground construction of Metro Line 13, linking northwest Jiading District to downtown Jing'an District, started yesterday.

The 16.4-kilometer-long first phase line will open after the 2010 Shanghai World Expo finishes, Metro builders said. The line will run through four districts with 14 stations.

The project started last December. The first phase will run through Jiading, Putuo and Zhabei districts and end at Nanjing Road W. Station in Jing'an.

Line 13 will be connected with another six Metro lines, forming a complete subway network in the city by 2012 when 13 Metro lines under operation will cover 500 kilometers and include 237 stations.

Line 13 also has an exclusive feature, the Expo section, which saw tunnel work completed on July 30. This section will link Shanghai's entertainment center, Xintiandi, to the Expo zone with a short train ride.

Expo visitors will able to take trains between Madang Road and Expo Site stations, in time for the May start.
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Old September 7th, 2009, 01:42 PM   #1292
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Metro extension on the fast track

By Jane Chen | 2009-9-7 | ONLINE EDITION

DRILLING started yesterday at a construction base in Xujiahui for Metro Line 11's northern extension to Pudong, marking the project's second phase.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2012, today's Oriental Morning Post reported.

The second phase extends 21 kilometers underground, starting from Huashan Road in Xuhui District and stopping along 13 stations through Changning, Xuhui and Pudong with a terminal at Luoshan Road in Pudong.

The first phase of Line 11's northern section, running from Jiading District in the northwest to Pudong in the southeast, will begin operation later this year. The 46-kilometer trip will take 35 minutes.

A southern branch of Line 11 will open in 2012 covering 59km of track and spanning 11 stations. It will cut journey times from Longyang Road to Lingang New City to 30 minutes, and link with five other Metro lines across Shanghai.
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Old September 7th, 2009, 01:43 PM   #1293
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New Metro line ahead of timetable

By Dong Zhen | 2009-9-7 | ONLINE EDITION

ANOTHER cross-river Metro link will begin trials along Line 7 this November, ahead of schedule, making travel easier for commuters between the city and Baoshan and Putuo districts.

Metro Construction Headquarters said yesterday that most construction and decoration for the 28 stations along Line 7 have been completed. The line was originally scheduled to open at the end of this year.

So far 25 new six-carriage trains are being tested for the line, and another 17 will be delivered and tested before World Expo opens next May.

All trains on the new line will be painted orange. The 35-kilometer route starts in the north at the Outer Ring Road in Baoshan District, runs through Putuo, Jing'an and Xuhui districts, and ends at Longyang Road Station in Pudong, where passengers can change to Line 2.

Train shortage

A shortage of new trains has hampered the expansion of Metro services to catch up with passenger demand, Metro managers said yesterday.

The city's eight Metro lines have nearly 1,200 trains in service. But further expansion of the network means that 2,300 trains will be needed by 2012, managers said.

Introduction of new trains has been delayed by the long process of production, purchasing and testing, officials said. Managers are refitting older trains to add more carriages to cater for demand.

Daily Metro turnover has increased by more than 50 percent since 1993 and has now hit more than 3 million passengers.
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Metro Line 7 takes the express lane

By Dong Zhen | 2009-9-8 | NEWSPAPER EDITION

ANOTHER across-river rail service Metro link, Line 7, is expected to be up and running in November, a month ahead of schedule.

The line will be a key link between downtown and Baoshan and Putuo districts.

Metro Construction Headquarters said yesterday that most of the construction work for the 28 Line 7 stations had been completed, making it possible for the new line to launch trial operations in November.

The headquarters said it had 25 new trains to be used on Line 7 under testing.

Another 17 trains will gradually arrive in Shanghai and are expected to be ready before World Expo opens next May.

The six-carriage trains will be mainly orange, the theme color of Line 7. Metro officials said they would have 20 trains in service on Line 7 when it opened for trial operations.

The 35-kilometer route starts in the north of the city at the Outer Ring Road in Baoshan District, runs through Putuo, Jing'an and Xuhui districts, and ends at Longyang Road Station, which Line 7 is to share with Line 2.

The second phase of Line 9 and first phase of Line 11 are both scheduled to open for trial services before the end of this year.

The headquarters said technicians would be aboard each Line 7 train during the early months of service to prepare for any problems caused by malfunctions.

When the three new lines come into service, the city will boast a Metro network of 350 kilometers.

This will be expanded to 420 kilometers by the start of the Expo.

Daily passengers were expected to jump from 3.4 million at present to nearly 5 million during the Expo, Shanghai construction authorities officials said yesterday.

The city will continue to purchase new trains and plans to have 400 in service on Metro routes by the Expo, increasing from the present 215.

Metro officials said they would also focus on refitting existing trains with extra carriages.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 02:37 AM   #1296
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How many tourists will go to the Expo anyway? Right before the Olympics, they tightened the visa applications so that fewer foreign tourists actually went to Beijing. Few people will be interested in the Expo anyway. I just don't see a big relation between the Expo and the building of new subway lines. Renovation of lines 1 and 2 are needed, but that has nothing to do with the Expo.

As for the People's Square interchange, the station is so huge, it feels like there are tens of thousands of people at anytime. They really need to install some people movers in those long tunnels to reduce the amount of walking, especially when changing from line 1,8 to line 2, it is a long hike. A thing I would like to know is that if the heavy traffic at People's Square is going to be relieved after the opening of new lines.

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All things considered China is suitable for a Maglev network, which would be effective at reducing demand for domestic flight given the sheer size of the country. If there is one Maglev link between the two airports in Shanghai then then could essentially become one airport on two campuses.
Why would you need maglev trains when bullet trains can travel at 350km?
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Old September 10th, 2009, 11:27 AM   #1298
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Why would you need maglev trains when bullet trains can travel at 350km?
The Japanese have long had Tokaido Shinkansen with bullet trains at 300 km/h, but they want to build Chuo Shinkansen, as maglev not wheeled train.
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Why would you need maglev trains when bullet trains can travel at 350km?
I was merely exploring the possibilities. My understanding is that 350km/h is not likely to be surpassed by conventional trains whereas Maglev still has someway to go yet. I might be wrong of course, notwithstanding the cost and (in some ways) environmental factors that are in favour of high-speed railways.
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I was merely exploring the possibilities. My understanding is that 350km/h is not likely to be surpassed by conventional trains whereas Maglev still has someway to go yet. I might be wrong of course, notwithstanding the cost and (in some ways) environmental factors that are in favour of high-speed railways.
What type of environmental effects does the maglev have on the people?
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