Tramline a new commuting lifeline for Songjiang residents

Songjiang Tramline 2, which was piloted over a month ago, has brought much benefit for local residents.

It has run for more than128,000 kilometers, serving altogether 478,000 passengers, and has been punctual more than 95 percent of the time.

Due to its efficiency and convenience, some residents have switched from driving to the tramline.

“It’s only several minutes’ walk to the stops both from home and from my office and I don’t need to worry about the traffic jam or parking,” said Song Yao, a passenger who earlier used to drive to work.

She also suggested that it would be better if passengers were informed of the tram’s arrival time in advance.

Shanghai Keolis Public Transport Operation Management Co, the T2 operator, said that an app revealing an estimated arrival time for each stop is being developed.

The company will also improve the turnstile facilities for easier passage and information signs for clearer reading.

Transfer signs between T2 and Metro Line 9 are also in the work.