SHANGHAI: The Transportation Information System for 2010 Shanghai World Expo has been completed and put into trial operation, officials said yesterday.
The system which consists of three sub-systems will provide seven options to receive transportation information, including websites, transportation guides, radio and TV broadcasting, hotlines, message signs, mobile phone and enquiry machines, to satisfy tourists’ requirements for transport information in the Expo garden and around the city at all time.
Option 1: Official site for Expo traffic information
Inspired by Aichi Expo and the Beijing Olympic Games, theShanghaievent will also launch its official website of traffic information,www.jtcx.sh.cn. Mobile phone users can log on towww.jtcx.sh.cn/m. The website delivers daily traffic information as well as travel guide around Expo garden, and advocate using public transport during the event.
Option 2: Expo Transportation guide
Two portable travel guides were produced for the convenience of tourists in the Yangtze River Delta.
One mainly targets visitors from the 19 prefecture-level cities of the Yangtze River Delta. The map introduces information of intercity coach lines, car parks, subway transfers. It will be distributed free at highway tolls and is also available for download on the website.
The other one focuses on visitors inShanghai. The map will detail the various entries leading to the Expo site, as well as bus stops and subway stations around the city. The introduction of over 90 bus lines connecting the Expo garden to the rest of the city will also be listed. The map will be available at hotels, railway stations, airports and residential areas.
Option 3: Radio and television broadcasts
Visitors can also get updated traffic information at home or on their mobile devices as the Shanghai Traffic information center will broadcast live traffic condition via radio and TV during the event, so that travelers can adjust their travel plan accordingly.
Option 4: Expo transport hotline
If radio and television broadcasts can not meet your needs of traffic information, organizers inShanghaihave also set up a special hotline for Expo traffic enquiries.There will be two hotline numbers 962010 and 12319 at your service twenty-four seven.
Option 5, Variable message signs
For drivers the variable message signs will become the first choice to access to traffic information. During the Expo, the signs will play an important role inhelping drivers to receive traffic flow, speed, models and other information, as well as traffic incidents and road closure information, so as to avoid congestion.
Option 6: Mobile phone browsers and taxi terminals
Visitors can obtain real-time traffic conditions via mobile phone browsers. Traffic information will also be provided to car mounted terminals on the 4,000 Expo taxis, which will enable drivers to have timely access to real-time status on roads.
Option 7: Touch screen enquiry machine
As for visitors who stay at hotels who are unfamiliar with the place, the tourism bureau have set up in more than four hundreds 3-star hotels the Tourist Information enquiry machine. Visitors can check at terminal routes to Expo garden starts from the hotels.