Preparations for 3 Stations’ Initial Construction to be Launched, Shanghai Metro Releases Safety Alert to Passengers
2017-01-16 14:38:10 Source:Website Editor
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Reconstruction Days of People’s Square Station of Metro Lines 1 and 8 Cut down

By correspondent Yang Yizhong and draftsman Ji Zhoujie

Under the premise of no influence on the normal operation, preparations for the initial reconstruction of People’s Square Station of Metro Lines 1 and 8, Zhangjiang High Technology Park Station and Shendu Highway Station has begun, in a bid to accomplish the project within the reconstruction period (exchanging time with space). The Shanghai Metro Authority reminds passengers of entering the stations in an orderly way for safety. Besides, Shanghai Metro spares no efforts to further optimize the reconstruction scheme of People’s Square Station to postpone the original launch day (January 14) of the reconstruction of People’s Square Station of Metro Lines 1 and 8 to January 17 (with the completion day of February 10 unchanged), that is, the reconstruction period is cut down by 3 days to 25 days.

The scheme of the 3 stations’ temporary closure for reconstruction has gone through several rounds of studies and measurements for reducing influence on people’s outing to the most. Moreover, under the premise of ensuring the normal operation, preparations for the initial reconstruction of People’s Square Station, Zhangjiang High Technology Park Station and Shendu Highway Station have been launched in the way of exchanging time with space. Specifically, exit 20 of People’s Square Station was temporarily closed on January 4, with temporary barriers put on the place and some facilities dismantled as well; the suspended ceiling of Zhangjiang High Technology Park Station was dismantled with some pipelines moved and wires arranged in advance for the reconstructed turnstiles; expanded construction of exit 2 was carried out in advance at Shendu Highway Station, and locations and directions of the turnstiles were adjusted with L-shaped stair base added. Preparations for the official reconstruction were made promptly. During the reconstruction period, the Shanghai Metro Authority reminds passengers of paying attention to on-site safety guides and hints and not entering the reconstruction zones.

Besides, upon the prudent re-measurement recently, Shanghai Metro has spared no efforts to further optimize the reconstruction scheme of People’s Square Station of Metro Lines 1 and 8. Under the precondition of ensuring safety and construction quality, it postpones the original launch day (January 14) of the reconstruction of People’s Square Station of Metro Lines 1 and 8 by 3 days to January 17. Thus, the station’s reconstruction period is adjusted to 25 days (January 17 to February 10) from 28 days.

During the reconstruction period (January 17 to February 10) of People’s Square Station of Metro Lines 1 and 8, trains of the two lines will not stop at the station with no passengers getting on and off, and the transfer between the two lines will be suspended as well. The operation of People’s Square Station of Metro Line 2 will still be on a normal track then, while transfer from Metro Line 2 to Metro Lines 1 and 8 at the station will be suspended as well, so passengers may walk toward People’s Square Station of Metro Lines 1 and 8 after getting out of the nearest station, or select other ground vehicles. Passengers wanting to transfer at People’s Square Station of Metro Lines 1 and 8 may change to transfer at other stations, and the station’s operation will be resumed from the first train on February 11, 2017.

The reconstruction periods of Zhangjiang High Technology Park Station of Metro Line 2 and Shendu Highway Station of Metro Line 8 both remain unchanged. The former is from January 21 to February 10, while the latter is from January 25 to February 8.


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