Upgrade at Lianhua Road Metro station to end long queues

About 110,000 people commute through the station every work day. More often than not, passengers have to wait in long queues during rush hours before they can enter the station.
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People wait to get on buses in the north square of Lianhua Road Station in Shanghai on May 4, 2018.

Lianhua Road Station of Metro Line 1 will begin construction of a station hall from June 23, said Shanghai Shentong Metro Group.

The expansion is scheduled to be finished before the end of 2019. During construction, the operation of Line 1 at the station will not be influenced, but exit 2 and the north exit of the underground passage connected to the station will be closed.

The north square of the station will also be partially shut down, which will slow passenger flow during daily rush hours.

Metro operators said they will open exit 4 for passengers to exit the station only.

Lianhua Road Station was first completed in 1997. Because then it was a ground level station, it had no hall and only a platform directly connected it with the street. As more and more people began to use the Metro, the station's capacity to handle passengers adequately was diminished drastically.

According to statistics from Shanghai Metro, about 110,000 people commute through the station every work day. More often than not, passengers have to wait in long queues during rush hours before they can enter the station.

After the expansion, a two-story station hall will be built which will be connected with the pedestrian overpass on Humin Road. Passengers will no longer have to cross the street to get to the station.

There are currently 10 bus routes near Lianhua Road Station. After the expansion, the bus stops will be included in the station, and passengers will be able to change buses without leaving.


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