Signal glitch hits Shanghai Metro Line 2 during morning rush hour

Passengers heading to the Pudong International Airport were advised to take the Meglev train after Metro Line 2 suffered serious delays due to a signal glitch.
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People wait outside Longyang Road Station after a signal glitch hit Metro Line 2 during morning rush hour on April 25, 2018.

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Passengers heading to Pudong International Airport were advised to take the Maglev train after Metro Line 2 suffered serious delays due to a signal glitch.

The malfunction, which has now been fixed, affected the section from Shanghai Science and Technology Museum Station to Guanglan Road Station from 5:48am, the Metro operator said on its official microblog.

Shuttle buses were dispatched to take passengers from Longyang Road to Chuangxin Road M. Two exits at the Guanglan Road Station were closed to restrict passenger flow. 

The operator earlier advised commuters to make detours to avoid taking Line 2, adding that they were working on the problem but that it might take "some time."

Heavy congestion was seen at several stations on Line 2 as commuters became stranded during the morning rush hour.

Jane Feng, an office worker who works in Lujiazui area, had to take a bus and a shared bicycle to reach her office due to the outage.

The Metro operator finally announced the problem was solved around 10:25am, and added that normal operation would slowly be restored. 

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