People's Square station

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People's Square
人民广场
Shanghai Metro
People's Square Line 1.JPG
A view of People's Square station.
Location Middle Xizang Road – Jiujiang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
China
Coordinates Coordinates: 31°13′59″N 121°28′26″E / 31.233089°N 121.473901°E / 31.233089; 121.473901
Operated by Shanghai No.1/2/8 Metro Operation Co. Ltd.
Line(s)
History
Opened
  • 10 April 1995 (1995-04-10) (Line 1)[1][2]
  • 20 September 1999 (1999-09-20) (Line 2)[3][4][1]
  • 29 December 2007 (2007-12-29) (Line 8)[5]
Services
Preceding station   Shanghai Metro   Following station
toward Fujin Road
Line 1
toward Xinzhuang
toward East Xujing
Line 2
Line 8
Location
People's Square is located in Shanghai
People's Square
People's Square
Location in Shanghai

People's Square Station (simplified Chinese: 人民广场站; traditional Chinese: 人民廣場站; pinyin: Rénmín Guǎngchǎng Zhàn) is the name of a large interchange station of the Shanghai Metro, located below People's Square, also next to People's Park and Nanjing Road, in the city center of Shanghai.[6] The station is one of the busiest metro stations in mainland China, handling a daily traffic of over 700,000 passengers.[7]

The opening of the downtown sections of Lines 12 and 13 in late December 2015 has allowed for alternative routes around the station, reducing the daily traffic by around 10%.[7]

The station is an interchange between Lines 1, 2 and 8, making it an important interchange station boasting close to twenty exits. This station is exceptionally busy because of a unique combination of it being an interchange between a west-east and north-south line, as well as being surrounded by office buildings, shopping malls and several tourist attractions. This combination causes it to be extremely busy during peak times, but it remains very busy during the rest of the day as well.

In early 2009, a new side platform for Line 8 riders heading south (to Shendu Highway) opened. This platform was converted from a former link to Line 1.[8] Passengers from Shiguang Road station heading south can exit from either door.

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  1. ^ a b 20年迈向世界:珍贵老照片展示上海地铁发展. Eastday (in Chinese). 27 May 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  2. ^ 上海市地方志办公室 上海通网站 上海市地情资料库 上海市的百科全书. shtong.gov.cn. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  3. ^ 上海市地方志办公室 上海通网站 上海市地情资料库 上海市的百科全书. shtong.gov.cn. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  4. ^ 上海市地方志办公室 上海通网站 上海市地情资料库 上海市的百科全书. shtong.gov.cn. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  5. ^ 上海市地方志办公室 上海通网站 上海市地情资料库 上海市的百科全书. shtong.gov.cn. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  6. ^ "People's Square". www.exploreshanghai.com. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  7. ^ a b 沪地铁新延伸段通车10天大数据:汉中路站分流效应最明显 (in Chinese). Xinmin. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2018. 值得关注的是,人民广场站日均客流在70万以上
  8. ^ 上海地铁首创单列车双侧开门 (in Chinese). Sina News.