Metro back to normal for Labor Day holiday

Chen Huizhi
On Thursday, all Shanghai Metro lines will be running on the schedules that were in place before the disruption caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Chen Huizhi

Metro Line 2, 5 and 7 will return to their usual schedule from Thursday, Shanghai Metro said on Monday.

This means that by then, all Metro lines will be running on schedules before the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Over the past three months, the last trains on the three lines left at 9pm, while they were usually scheduled between 9:30pm and 10:30pm.

Also, on Thursday, which will be the last day before the five-day Labor Day holiday, Line 2 and 10 will run on weekend schedules, which means the last trains will leave the terminal stations around midnight.

It's estimated that over 8.5 million people will go through Shanghai’s Metro stations on Thursday, while the average number of passengers during the holiday is estimated to be about 4.2 million.

The Maglev line will also restore its normal timetable from May 1. The first trains from Longyang Road and the Pudong International Airport will depart at 6:45am and 7:02am, while the last trains will leave at 9:40pm and 9:42pm, respectively.

All Metro passengers will be required to have their temperatures taken when entering stations and to wear face masks.

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