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Shanghai Public Transportation
Shanghai’s public transportation system is largely accessible, but will present some challenges for disabled travelers, particularly those in wheelchairs. The Maglev train, which runs from Shanghai-Pudong International Airport into the city limits and is the fastest in the world (18.6 miles in 6 minutes at 430 kmh), is partially accessible. However, you should read the following tips before attempting to ride the train:
- If beginning your journey at the airport, inform a station staff member that you will require a ramp to board the train if you cannot navigate a 4-inch step or if you are in a wheelchair. They will also escort you to the elevator leading to the train platform.
- If you are starting your journey at the train’s city terminus, make contact with the police officer stationed behind the double glass doors to the left of the Maglev station stairway. They will notify the Maglev staff to grant you access to the elevator. Again, inform a station staff member that you will require a ramp to board the train if you cannot navigate a 4-inch step or if you are in a wheelchair.
The Maglev bears a cost of 50 RMB. Passengers can [...]