Shanghai Maglev Train ( 430 km/hour )
|Shanghai Maglev prolongs its operation period as of December 1, increasingly embodying its function|
In order to fulfill the requirements of the numerous passengers, the operation period of Shanghai Maglev Train shall be extended from 9 hours each day (8:30 -17:30) to 14 hours (7:00-21:00) as of December 1.
In response to the call of the central government of P.R.C on the establishment of a resource-saving type of society, the maximum operation speed shall be adjusted to 300 km/h from 430km/h and the single way travel shall take 8 minutes and 10 seconds instead of 7 minutes and 20 seconds during the extended period of time (from 7:00 to 8:30 and from 17:30 to 21:00). The maximum speed during the original operation period of 9 hours (from 8:30 to 17:30) remains at 430 km/h for the purpose of fulfilling the demonstration function of Shanghai Maglev Line and the need of passengers for experiencing flying at the limit speed of 430km/h. The headway during the whole operation period shall be 15 minutes.
Shanghai Maglev train has been in safe and good operation for over 1000 days and covered more than 2 million kilometers and carried an accumulative total of over 5 million person-times since the trial run on single track on December 31 2002. With the embodiment of the transport function of Maglev train, more and more passengers have reflected their hope that the operation period of maglev train shall be extended so as to satisfy the need of the passengers to and from the morning and evening flights by the maglev train. After prolonging the operation duration, the number of the runs of Maglev train shall cover 70% instead of 40% of the flights arriving at and departing from the Pudong international airport, which will greatly improve the condition of traveling to and fro the airport by the Maglev train. Meanwhile, with the improvement of Shanghai urban mass transit and as Maglev features in safety, punctuality, efficiency, and economy??more and more passengers will prefer Maglev as their top choice as traveling to and fro Pudong international airport