New bus route to make it easier at Hongqiao

A new bus route, No. 835, will be put into operation next month, serving as a shuttle bus between Hongqiao Transportation Hub and a terminal of Bus No. 71.
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Bus route No. 835, will be put into operation next month, and will serve as a shuttle bus traveling between Hongqiao Transportation Hub and a terminal of Bus No. 71.

The 71 route runs along the 17.5-kilometer bus-only lanes under Yan’an Elevated Road. The route, running through four districts in Puxi, connects suburban Hongqiao area and the Bund in downtown.

The service operator, Shanghai Ba-Shi Public Transportation Group, said yesterday that the No. 835 bus will run along a circular route that starts from Shenkun Road station, a terminal station of Bus No. 71 at the suburban end.

Shenkun Road station is about 3 kilometers from Hongqiao Airport. Currently passengers going to the airport or the nearby railway station have to walk for about 10 minutes to a bus station. Once the new shuttle bus route is set up, there will be more options for passengers to transfer to downtown after getting off trains or planes.

The 8.9-kilometer new bus route will stop at Shenkun Road station, Exit 8 of Terminal 2 of Hongqiao Airport, Exit 2 of Hongqiao Railway Station’s Departure (South), Hongqiao West Transportation Hub and then back to Shenkun Road station.

The service will operate from 5:30am to 10pm, with intervals of 15 minutes. Tickets cost 2 yuan (30 US cents) per person.

To help residents living in Hanghua area to transfer to the 71 bus, the routes of Bus No. 709 and 149 will be adjusted.

Ti Gong
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