Pudong to speed up construction of railway station and airport terminal

By SHI JING in Shanghai chinadaily.com.cn Updated:2021-02-26

The construction of Shanghai's East Railway Station and terminal three of Shanghai Pudong International Airport will be accelerated during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period, the Pudong New Area government announced during a news conference on Thursday.

Covering some 22,000 square kilometers, the Shanghai East Railway Station will help build the first railway network in Pudong New Area upon completion, according to the local government.

A comprehensive transportation system was built in Pudong during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2015-20) period. A total of 19 major bridges, tunnels and roads connecting the east and west banks of the Huangpu River have been built over the past five years. Four new metro lines covering 52 kilometers were put into operation in Pudong during the same period.

Pudong's role as an international hub has become increasingly noticeable. The Area received about 76.15 million airline passengers in 2019. The total port container output topped over 43.5 million TEUs last year.