Metro staff ready to meet and greet

Last year, East Xujing Station staff made a small English book containing 100 words and phrases frequently used by passengers.

East Xujing Station, closest Metro station to the second China International Import Expo, is set for a heavy flow of passengers from overseas during the event.

Last year before the first CIIE, station staff made a small English book containing 100 sentences and words which were frequently used by passengers.

This year, the contents have been updated and a new map added.

The map shows all the major sightseeing spots in Shanghai and how to get to them  on the Metro.

“It took us over two months to complete the new work on the book,” said Zhou Zhenhua, chief of East Xujing Station. “A lot of infrastructure has changed and we have to make sure all the information is correct.”

Zhou said the most frequent questions last year were about exits. East Xujing Station has nine, leading to different places which can be far from one another. Some of exits will be closed during the expo and some will only allow passengers to enter the station.

Other questions are usually about tickets and the location of exhibitors in the venue.

Apart from the staff, 20 volunteers from universities across the city will be posted at the station to help out.

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