[photopress:ShanghaiLightRailline.jpg,full,alignleft]Shanghai will have more than 400 km of light rail lines capable of carrying six million commuters a day by 2010. Jiao Yang, spokesman of the Shanghai Municipal Government said there are now 145 km of rapid transit track in operation in the city but by the end of 2007, the figure will stretch to 230 km.
By 2010, when the city hosts the World Expo, the city will have 11 rapid transit lines that will be able to carry six million passengers, or 35% of all commuters, each day.
Currently, according to the commission, the five lines now in operation carry an average of 1.78 million travelers a day.
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