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Metro braces itself for emergencies during typhoon

SHANGHAI Metro operator is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of Metro services during the typhoon period.The Metro operator said when the wind reaches force 8 or 74 kilometers per hour, trains will shift from automatic to manual control so drivers can respond fast to emergencies. When the wind reaches force 10 or more, trains will pull into stations at a speed of 20kph. Metro Line 3 and Line 5 that run on the ground will likely to suspend their operation if wind is too strong.Metro officials urged the public to pay attention to traffic report on its official website and make route changes accordingly.

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