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Shanghai Keolis - a joint venture with Shanghai Shentong Metro - has opened a new section of the Songjiang tram network, bringing its total coverage up to 27km.
Shanghai Keolis says the network now serves 40 stations across the city’s residential areas and universities as well as linking up to the Shanghai metro network.
Once complete, the 31km network is expected to carry around 170,000 passengers per day.
Songjiang Transportation Investment Operation initiated the project to provide residents living in the Songjiang district with a more sustainable shared mobility solution that can reduce individual car journeys.
The service is currently operated with 30 Alstom-built Citadis trams which run every 10 minutes between 6.00 am and 11.00 pm.