Shanghai Maglev train

Shanghai Maglev train

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Shanghai Maglev train

Introduction: IntroductionThe Shanghai Maglev Train or Shanghai Transrapid is the first commercial high-speed..

Tickets:Shanghai Maglev train fee and operating hours:As of May 2008, the line operates daily betwee..

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Shanghai Maglev train Introduction

The Shanghai Maglev Train or Shanghai Transrapid is the first commercial high-speed maglev line in the world. The system and trains were built to the Transrapid standard. Construction began in March 2001, and public service commenced o­n 1 January 2004. During a test run o­n 12 November 2006, a maglev vehicle achieved a Chinese record speed of 501 km/h (311 mph). The line runs from Longyang Road station in Pudong, o­n the Shanghai subway line 2 to Pudong International Airport. The journey takes 7 minutes and 20 seconds to complete the distance of 30 km. A train can reach 350 km/h (220 mph) in 2 minutes, with the maximum normal operation speed of 431 km/h (268 mph) reached thereafter. The service operates o­nce every 15 minutes. It can be easier and faster for those passengers with destinations in west (Puxi) Shanghai to use a taxi directly from Pudong International Airport—although missing out the "thrill factor" of riding o­n the high-speed Maglev.

Shanghai Maglev train Features

Following the opening, overall maglev train ridership levels were at 20% of capacity. The levels were attributed to limited operating hours, the short length of the line, high ticket prices and the comparatively inconvenient location of the Longyang Road terminus—in Pudong and well away from the centre of Shanghai. The Shanghai Transrapid project took ¥10 billion (US$1.33bn) and two and a half years to complete. The line is 30.5 km (19.0 mi) track and has a further separate track leading to a maintenance facility. In January 2006, the Shanghai-Hangzhou Maglev Train extension project was proposed by the Shanghai Urban Planning Administrative Bureau. The extension would continue the existing line towards Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, running via Shanghai South Railway Station and the Expo 2010 site, with a possibly continuation towards Hangzhou. If built, the extension would allow transferring between the two airports—located 55 km (34 mi) apart—in approximately 15 minutes. The plan for the extension to Hangzhou was first approved by the central government in February 2006, with a planned date of completion in time for 2010. Work was suspended in 2008, owing to public protests over radiation fears. Final approval was granted in August 2008, and the line is now scheduled to start construction in 2010 for completion in 2014.

Shanghai Maglev train Tickets

Shanghai Maglev train fee and operating hours:
As of May 2008, the line operates daily between 06:45–21:30, a o­ne-way ticket cost ¥50 (US$7.27), or ¥40 ($5.81) for those passengers holding a receipt or proof of an airline ticket purchase. A round-trip return ticket cost ¥80 ($11.63) and VIP tickets cost double the standard fare. The service operates o­nce every 15 minutes.

Shanghai Maglev train Transporation

Maglev Longyang Road Station: No. 2100 of Longyang Road (next to Baiyang Road, also the 3&4 exits in Loangyang station of sub line 2, the buses 983/976/bridge 5 line/bridge 6 line/Shen-Jiang line are going through there)

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