Citizens Challenge New Maglev Route in Shanghai – Wu Jin
Residents in Shanghai, whose communities may become neighboring blocks along a proposed maglev train route, are asking for more time to evaluate the project, the China Youth Daily reported on January 14.
According to a public notice posted on the official website of the Shanghai Municipal City Planning Administration from December 29 to January 18, the cross-river maglev train route would extend 31.8 kilometers from Longyang Station in the city’s eastern Pudong New Area to the Hongqiao Comprehensive Transportation Hub. The hub is now under construction in the western Changning District.
The length of the maglev train route is shorter by 3 kilometers from the original plan considered last year. The new path, running across the site of the World Exposition 2010 that flanks the Huangpu River, is expected to connect the city’s two airports – the Hongqiao International Airport and the Pudong International Airport.
“We are worried about the project which is going to be constructed near our homes, because it has created controversy in the past,” Li Qing in alias from the Minhang District told the China Youth Daily. [Full Text]