City Transportation System Prepares Travel Measures for May Day Holidays
One of the major measures planned to accommodate the rush of passengers in the coming days, the Shenzhen Metro rail will be extending its service hours on its five lines to midnight this coming Thursday as the three day May Day holiday starts. To further ease traffic congestion on local expressways a toll free policy will be implemented from Thursday to Saturday.
Those planning to go out of town during the holiday, travelers are advised to avoid expressways during travel peak which is 9 to 11 am and from 2 pm and 4 pm. And return peak is estimated to happen from 10 am to 10 pm Saturday. Huanggang and Futian checkpoints will be processing an estimated 1.3 million cross border travelers.
During every holiday season in China a large number of residents travel from the mainland to Hong Kong via Shenzhen and the majority of this travelers are crossing to take advantage of the long holiday to shop or do some sightseeing. Also a number of Hong Kong residents are also traveling to the mainland especially areas such as Shenzhen. Cross border travelers are also advised to avoid peak travel hours that happen between 8:30 to 11 am and from 7 to 10 pm.
Train stations will add an additional train to run routes starting tomorrow as they expect to transfer more than 345,000 passengers during the holiday.