Metro Line 11 adds new trains to alleviate morning rush

The interval between trains at stations from Nanxiang to Luoshan Road on Line 11 will be reduced to two minutes between 7am to 9am on workdays.

Three new trains will be added to Metro Line 11 from August 31, Shanghai Shentong Metro Group said.

Because of the new trains, the interval between trains at stations from Nanxiang to Luoshan Road will be reduced to two minutes between 7am to 9am on workdays.

The operation time of the line during other times of the day will not change.

Line 11 is the only Metro line that operates from Shanghai to Kunshan of Jiangsu Province, where Guangming Road, Zhaofeng Road and Huaqiao stations are all located. Many white-collar workers choose to live there and commute into Shanghai because of cheaper housing prices.

At Huaqiao Station, more than 16,000 people on average commute to Shanghai on work days. 

It takes roughly one hour to arrive at Xujiahui Station from Huaqiao.

Meanwhile, the construction of Suzhou Urban Rail Transit Line 1 (Suzhou S1) was approved this month.

The line is expected to be completed in 2023, by which time passengers from Shanghai will be able to change onto S1 at Huaqiao Station and head directly to Suzhou.


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