Subway provides umbrellas for free use

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Passengers in Changsha subway need not worry about unexpected rainfalls as they can now borrow an umbrella at subway stations. The operating company of Changsha Rail Transportation Corporation plans to launch 1,200 umbrellas in stations on Subway Line 2 within the week. At present, the first batch of 50 has been installed at Wuyi Square Station. 

It is the first time that Changsha subway has provided this service. During the subway’s operating times, passengers can borrow an umbrella at any station by registering their identity cards on a wet day. The borrowed umbrellas are expected to be given back to any subway station within seven days.

 The first batch of umbrellas is put into use in Changsha Wuyi Square subway station on Sept 1, 2014.