Expo passenger capacity exceeds 100 million

15:20, August 17, 2010      

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By 10 a.m. on Aug. 16, the total public transit ridership at the Shanghai World Expo site exceeded 100 million people, and daily ridership stands at 1 million people.

The current average passenger capacity of Shanghai is 7.6 million people a day, which is only 8 times that of the Expo site, while the Shanghai municipality's area is 2,000 times the Expo site.

Ground public transit is the most important means of transportation, and as of yesterday it had transported a total of 76.6 million people throughout the Expo.

Due to the passenger situation in Expo Site, the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination expanded the number of public bus networks and sightseeing routes from three and two, respectively, to four lines each. The number of bus stops was increased from 27 to 50, and the number of buses increased from 142 to 201.

By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online


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