Metro Stations See Surge of Passengers Since Opening
The Shenzhen transport commission recently released a report that listed the busiest Metro stations in the City. One of the busiest stations is the Laojie Station in Dongmen, which is the exchange station for two lines, namely the Longgang and Luobao lines.
The station handles around 61,600 passengers a day. Laojie Station is followed by Luohu Station at Shenzhen Railway Station that handles 56,400 passengers a day, then by Huaqiang Road Station that handles 49,500 passengers a day.
All stations in the downtown area were among the busiest stations especially those at the Grand Theater, Window of the World, Guomao, Science Museum, Chegongmiao, Gangxia, and stations at the Convention and Exhibition centers. In just one month Metro trains have transported 52 million passengers, or around 1.75 million passengers a day. The number of passengers tripled when the Huangzhong Line and four other line extensions were opened.
To improve efficiency and reduce passenger traffic, the Metro added 105 trains to their purchase list of 184 trains, which will reduce waiting times when they are put into operation. The Metro also attracted a lot of bus commuters by placing more bus routes going to and from Metro stations. Buses have carried more than 5.9 million passengers a day, higher than before the new Metro line extensions opened.
In August train intervals at the Shekou line will be cut down to eight minutes and nine minutes in the Huangzhong line. The Longhua line will have a train interval of six minutes and the Longgang line will have intervals down to five minutes.