Work to start in Pudong airport on city's airport express link
Work on the city’s airport express line at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport will start on the evening of August 21, Shanghai traffic police said on Wednesday.
When the 68.6-kilometer Metro line is complete in 2024, it is expected to shorten the travel time between Shanghai’s two airports to less than 40 minutes from the current 90 minutes.
The Pudong airport station on the line is between the T1 and T2 terminals and under the S1 Expressway which connects the Outer Ring Road and the airport. It has two floors underground.
It will be an interchange station with Line 2, which connects the airport to the urban parts of the city. Construction of the station is due to be completed by July 2023.
During construction, the entire 1 kilometer of the S1 Yingbin Expressway between T1 and T2 will be blocked in the north to south direction. Vehicles to T1 won’t be affected, but those to T2 will have to take a slight detour on temporary lanes.
The number of temporary lanes will be the same as that of the expressway – three – so that no congestion is expected.
All vehicles to and from T1 and T2 that are over 3.8 meters in height will have to take a ramp at the P4 parking lot and park at a bus terminal next to the parking lot.
The express line will have nine stations across Xuhui and Minhang districts as well as the Pudong New Area.
It will run through the Hongqiao transport hub, Qibao historical town, Huajing Town, Sanlin Town, Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, Shanghai International Resort, Pudong International Airport as well as the planned new terminal building of the Pudong airport and Shanghai East Railway Station.