The city's subway operator will add trains on metro lines 6 and 8 to cope with the expected increase in rush hour riders before the National Day holiday, according to a press release issued Wednesday.
Shanghai Shentong Metro Group will add six trains on Line 8 Friday.
The additional trains will reduce the average wait during morning rush hour by 25 seconds for passengers traveling south between the Shiguang Road and Oriental Sports Center stations, and by 50 seconds for passengers traveling north, according to a press release from the company.
The operator estimated that the added trains will increase the line's capacity by 15 percent.
Shanghai Shentong will add two trains to Line 6 Saturday due to the large number of passengers who ride the line during rush hours, according to the press release.
The additional trains will increase the line's capacity by 11 percent.
Although the company did not reveal how much less time passengers were expected to wait due to the additional trains on Line 6, it did state that riders heading south between the Jufeng Road and Gaoqing Road stations wouldn't have to wait more than three minutes during morning rush hour.
Shanghai Shentong Metro Group acknowledged that the two lines will remain unable to handle all of the traffic during rush hours and asked for riders' cooperation at stations where it has set up lines to reach the platform.
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