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Shanghai's metro line 3 extension to open next monday
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2006-12-12 15:29
The northern extension of Metro Line No. 3 in Shanghai will begin operating next Monday, which is expected to ease the crowd on Metro Line No. 1, reported Tuesday.

The 15-kilometer extension, starting from Jiangwan Town Station, will run along Yingao Road, Changjiang Road S., Songfa Road, Zhanghuangbang, Songbin Road, Shuichan Road, Baoyang Road, Youyi Road, Tieli Road, Jiangyang Road N. A one way journey will take 65 minutes.

The western extension of Line 2 will be put into use by the end of this month, Jiefang Daily reported.

Shanghai's Metro Line operator has arranged eight trains from Line 4 to aid the western extension of Line 2 temporarily.

The extension will stop at Loushanguan Road, Weining Road, Beixinjing Road, and Songhong Road, which will increase the daily passenger volume by 200,000 from the current 550,000 on the line.

Five metro lines in Shanghai handle more than 1.9 million passengers every day.

An earlier report said the construction of Line 6 and 8 and the first phase of Line 9 will be completed this year, and the city will begin building Line 7, the second phase of Line 9, and Line 10.

Source:Shanghai Daily 
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