2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters Transportation Plan Announced
SHANGHAI, September 13, 2011 – The organizing committee of the Shanghai Rolex Masters today announced its transportation plan for this year’s event. FedEx Express, the global Platinum Sponsor and Official Carrier of the ATP World Tour, also announced its sponsorship of the Shanghai Rolex Masters and its title sponsorship of the public shuttle bus service during the tournament. Mr. Jiang Lan, secretary general of the Organizing Committee, Mr. Guo Haipeng, deputy director of safety department of the Organizing Committee and Mr.
As one of the annual ATP World Tour flagship events, the Shanghai Rolex Masters has drawn more and more attention from
The organizing committee released the transportation plan. The shuttle bus service is the highlight of the transportation plan. Based on the experience from past years, the organizing committee has launched a dedicated shuttle bus service for the event by using buses from the Shanghai No. 2 Bus Transport Company to provide efficient and convenient transport services. The shuttle bus starts at the South Square of Xinzhuang Station of the Metro Line 1 and the terminal is between Gate 1 and Gate 2 of Qizhong Tennis Center. The bus stops at Zhuanqiao Station of Metro Line 5. It takes about 30 minutes to complete the route and the ticket costs RMB 2. The operation schedule is as follows.
From Xinzhuang Station to
11:00 am to 19:00 pm, Oct 8 to 16
16:00 pm to 22:00 pm, Oct 8 to 16
In case the matches end later, special night buses will bring the spectators to the Caoxi Road Transport Hub between 21:00 pm and 30 minutes after the matches from Oct 9 to 15.
The shuttle bus plan makes good use of the metro line. It takes into consideration factors such as transfer times, on-bus time, comfort and cost. It shows the organizing committee’s ideas of providing the best services for spectators and trying its best to resolve their transportation concerns.
“As the global Platinum Sponsor and Official Carrier of the ATP World Tour, FedEx is committed to cooperating with top international tennis events,” said Mr. Chan. “As the China market is playing an increasing role in our global strategy, FedEx is pleased to enhance our brand exposure by working with the Shanghai Rolex Masters, the only ATP 1000 event in Asia. Becoming the title sponsor of the shuttle bus service demonstrates the consensus of the two parties in providing fast, safe and convenient services.”
Mr. Chan believes cooperation between FedEx and the 2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters can achieve a win-win situation.