Starting from this Friday, the east extension of Line 2 will be serviced by eight-carriage trains following the completion of track upgrades, said Shanghai Shentong Metro Group.
This means passengers can take just one train to travel between the city’s two airports, without transferring at Guanglan Road Station.
According to Shanghai Metro, the four-carriage trains will remain in operation between Guanglan Road and Pudong International Airport stations from 7am to 9am on workdays to ease pressure on the eight-carriage trains.
The Metro will also operate three route plans for Line 2 during weekday morning rush hours. Route one will run between East Xujing and Guanglan Road stations with eight-carriage trains. Route two will run between Songhong Road and Pudong International Airport stations, also with eight carriage trains. Route three will have four-carriage trains, shuttling between Guanglan Road and Pudong International Airport stations.
With the new operation plan, passenger capacity on the east extension of Line 2 will increase enormously. Train departure intervals on this extension during morning rush hours will be 4 minutes and 30 seconds, whereas passengers now have to wait up to 7 minutes for the transfer.
Apart from the workday morning rush hours, Line 2 will be serviced by eight-carriage trains, said Shanghai Metro.