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Shenzhen subway line to add shuttle trains during rush hours

Posted: 01/18/2013 7:00 am

Shenzhen Metro’s Longgang Line (Line 3), which has received numerous complaints due to being too crowded, will see shuttle trains added at its busiest section during rush hours Monday to Friday starting Jan. 21, SZOnline reports.

During rush hours, scenes on the subway are similar to the one in this picture, taken from Baidu Images.

The shuttle trains will run between Tangkeng and Huaxin, where 62.8% of passenger flow is concentrated along the line.

From 7:15-9:15 a.m. and from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. trains will come every 3.5 minutes instead of the current 5 minutes on the line that runs between Yitian and Shuanglong.

Netizens have reacted positively to the news. Since the subway system was rapidly expanded ahead of the 2011 Summer Universiade, residents have complained on threads such as this that the crowding is considerable. This author can tell you from experience that they’re not exaggerating.

The line connects with the Luobao Line at Laojie and Shopping Park, with the Shekou Line at Futian, with the Longhua Line at Children’s Palace, and with the Huanzhong Line at Buji.

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