Shanghai, which is several steps ahead of China's other big
cities when it comes to urban public transport projects, has rolled
up its sleeves to extend the city's subway and light rail
It intends to almost triple rapid transit public transport track
by the year 2010.
There are now 145 km of rapid transit track in operation in the
city but by the end of 2007, the figure will stretch to 230 km,
said Jiao Yang, spokeswoman of the Shanghai Municipal
Workers have been busy constructing eight track routes with a
combined length of 200 km across the city. Three of them will be
finished and put into service by late 2007, according to Jiao.
In accordance with the overall development plan, Shanghai hopes
to have 400 km of rapid transit by 2010.
(Xinhua News Agency December 28, 2006)