A marked contrast is apparent between business class and economy class in the newly opened Line 11 of the Shenzhen Metro in terms of passenger flow, mainland media report. It has been less than a month since Line 11 went into use between Futian and Bitou with two classes available, business or economy, news portal Sznews.com reported. It is the first subway line in China to have a business class. , Ticket prices for business class are three times that of economy, according to Shenzhen Metro’s official website. Beijing to build 12 new subway lines to help support growth as Chinese economy slows Pictures taken Monday evening showed only a handful of passengers sitting in business class, in sharp contrast to economy class where standing passengers filled the subway car. A staff member from Shenzhen Metro was quoted as saying that passenger flows were still being calculated and would be released through public media once completed. Further information form Shenzhen Metro’s official site shows that of eight cars in subway trains on line 11, two are business class and the remainder are economy. The trains arrive every seven to 10 minutes.