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Shanghai's rail mileage now ranks first in the world

China Plus | Updated: 2017-05-09 10:33

The length of Shanghai metro system is now the longest in the world, surpassing the size of networks in other world cities, including New York and Paris.

Shanghai Party Secretary Han Zheng said on Monday that infrastructure transportation within the city is now an important part of the development between urban and rural areas of Shanghai.

Han added that Shanghai strengthened its position as global port city, with the transport of containers leading the world the past 7 years. Freight transport out of Shanghai's main airports ranks the third in the world. Air passenger volumes have reached 100 million, which tops China.

In the next 5 years, more efforts will be made in the transportation integration of Yangtze River Delta, with plans to make every city within the Yangtze River Delta region reachable within 90 minutes of one another.

Additionally, Shanghai will work on increasing its so-called 'last one kilometer' transportation, and make public transport the most convenient way of transportation for citizens. 'Last kilometer' transportation refers to modes of transport which don't involve buses or trains, but get you to your final destination, such as bike sharing.

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