New Shanghai Rail Link

Travel News 01 Feb 2015

A new rail link is under consideration that would cut the journey time between Shanghai’s two international airports to just 30 minutes, the chief of the Shanghai Transport Commission has revealed.

This new ‘Express Metro’ link would connect the city’s Pudong and Hongqiao airports, which lie 45km apart. But this is only one option being considered. Officials are contemplating the speed of the transport which will affect the journey between the two airports. It is said that the ideal distance time would be 30 minutes, however the present distance time is 45 minutes.

While no timetable for the project was given, it was said the fast rail link would need to be ready within five years.

Currently, Shanghai’s two airports are linked by the city’s Metro network, but the journey can take 90 minutes and includes a change of train.

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