Transportation to 2010 Shanghai Expo Site
Transportation is a vital element of a city. Solve the transportation problem is needed not only for the Expo, but also for Shanghai's development. During the 2010 World Expo, convenient and efficient public transportation will be available in Shanghai.
1. Five Subways Lines
Line 4, 6, 7, 8 and the special line for Expo 2010 will lead you directly to the Expo Site. The five lines form the major framework of Expo 2010 railway transportation service network. (Click to check the latest subway map of Shanghai Expo 2010.)
2. Magnetic-levitation train
The maglev train will lead you directly to the Expo Site. (Click to check the detailed map of maglev train)
3. Two International Airports
Hongqiao International Airport and Pudong International Airport are now being expanded for the Shanghai Expo 2010. A public transportation hub is also being built near Hongqiao International Airport. (Click to read the maps of Hongqiao and Pudong International Airport.)
4. City's Convenient Bus System
There are 41 planned Expo lines including 17 at traffic hubs, 9 at hotels, 9 at suburbs and 6 in campuses.
Besides, tourists can take special Expo buses at assigned spots to get to the Expo site directly without having to pass by major roads in the city. (Read the maps of Shanghai Buses System.)
5. Shuttle Buses
In the Expo site:
The first one is the cross-river line covering 14 kilometers. Vehicles go along the borderline of the Enclosed Area and bus stations are arranged on one side, 1 in Puxi and 4 in Pudong. A total of 130 passenger buses (12-meter-long) will be available.
The second is Puming Road line: it takes the visitor flow inside Pudong Site (about 15,000 person-time visitors during the one-way peak period). The total length of the line is 4.6 kilometers with 5 stations on both sides. 36 passenger buses (12-meter-long) will be put into operation.
The third and fourth lines are supporting lines especially for the short-distance transportation in the Pudong area within the Park. The vehicles are kinds of low-speed sightseeing buses and the distance between each station is around 100 meters. The one-way bus line of North Ring Road is about 2.5 kilometers and that of skywalk is about 2.4 kilometers.
Features of public transport with the Expo site:
Enclosed operation. Public transport system within the Expo site is independent and closed;
Separation of visitors and vehicles. Due to the density of visitor flow, the bus lane must be strictly separated from the pedestrian area;
Free of charge. The basic means of public transportation inside the Site is free of charge, such as cross- river bus, ferry, Metro line No. 13 and so on;
6. Water buses
The paths alongside the Huangpu River are all major traffic roads with limited spatial resources.
Water transportation lines will not only lessen ground traffic stress by taking care of about 10% of passenger flows, but also allow the visitors to enjoy the beautiful sights on the Huangpu River before visiting the Expo Site.
Cross river transport within the Expo site:
Cross-river visitor transportation is mainly through such three means as metro lines, cross-river bus and ferry.
Metro lines: Three stations and two sections are set up for World Expo metro lines. It is a two-line operation, capable to transport 40,000 visitors during the peak hour.
Cross-river buses: A bus line from Xizang Road in Puxi through the tunnel will connect the pavilions in various zones, which is able to transfer 40,000 visitors during the peak hour, 24,000 visitors in one-way.
Cross-river ferries: Two VIP docks, six ferry piers, five common shipping routes and one VIP shipping route are set up. The 5 common shipping routes have the capacity to transfer 20,000-24,000 visitors during the peak hour.
For travelers coming from other places, especially from the Yangtze River Delta, five transfer stations in Shanghai City will be built in Jiading Town, Anting Town, Qingpu Town, Songjiang New City and Huinan Town, supplying nonstop buses to the Expo garden. On the other hand, some transfer stations will also be set up along the main expressways leading to Shanghai during the expo.
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