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Shanghai Metro

The Shanghai metro is one of the youngest in the world and among the most rapidly expanding. After the first line opened only in 1995 as a north-south axis from the Central Station to the southern suburbs, by the end of 2007 the network had reached a total length of 227 km, with 161 stations and 8 lines!

Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 and 9 are operated by Shanghai Metro Operation Co. Ltd., and lines 5 and 6 by Shanghai Modern Rail Transit Co. Ltd. (SMRT). All lines have 1435 mm standard gauge, with 1500 V dc being supplied via an overhead catenary. Standard platforms are 150-190 m long.

Light rail Pearl Line, ShanghaiSubway is a speedy, safe, comfortable and convenient means of transportation for traveling around Shanghai. The main attractions, transportation hubs and commercial areas such as the Bund, Nanjing Road, Huaihai Road, People's Square, Shanghai Railway Station and Xujiahui can be reached by several subway lines.

Here is a map of Shanghai subway lines for your reference, including the present eight lines, several lines under construction and lines still being programmed. The names of the stations which are under construction or proposed are temporary names. You can click the map to enlarge it and see details.

Map of Shanghai Subway

Line 1: Xinzhuang ↔ Fujin Rd.
Identification Color: red
Total Length: 37.88 kilometers (23.54 miles)
Station Number: 28
Stations: Xinzhuang ↔ Waihuan Rd. ↔ Lianhua Rd. ↔ Jinjiang Park ↔ Shanghai South Railway Station ↔ Caobao Rd. ↔ Shanghai Indoor Stadium ↔ Xujiahui ↔ Hengshan Rd. ↔ Changshu Rd. ↔ South Shanxi Rd. ↔ South Huangpi Rd. ↔ People's Square ↔ Xinzha Rd. ↔ Hanzhong Rd. ↔ Shanghai Railway Station (South Square) ↔ North Zhongshan Rd. ↔ Yanchang Rd. ↔ Shanghai Circus World ↔ Wenshui Rd. ↔ Pengpu Xincun ↔ Gongkang Rd. ↔ Tonghe Xincun ↔ Hulan Rd. ↔ Gongfu Xincun ↔ Baoan Highway ↔ West Youyi Rd. ↔ Fujin Rd.

 Line 2: Songhong Rd. ↔ Zhangjiang High Technology Park
Identification Color: light green
Total Length: 25.2 kilometers (15.7 miles)
Station Number: 17
Stations: Songhong Rd. ↔ Beixinjing ↔ Weining Rd. ↔ Loushanguan Rd. ↔ Zhongshan Park ↔ Jiangsu Rd. ↔ Jing'an Temple ↔ West Nanjing Rd. ↔ People's Square ↔ East Nanjing Rd. ↔ Lujiazui ↔ Dongchang Rd. ↔ Century Avenue ↔ Shanghai Science & Technology Museum ↔ Century Park ↔ Longyang Rd. ↔ Zhangjiang High Technology Park

*At Longyang Rd. Station near the east end of Subway Line 2, the fast Shanghai Maglev Train (SMT) can take you to Pudong International Airport within eight minutes. The train operates every day from 6:45 to 21:32 at an interval of 15 to 30 minutes. It costs CNY 50 one-way (economic) and CNY 100 for VIP, CNY 80 round-trip (economic) and CNY 160 for VIP.

 Line 3: Shanghai South Railway Station ↔ North Jiangyang Rd.
Identification Color: yellow
Total Length: 24.97 kilometers (15.52 miles)
Station Number: 29
Stations: Shanghai South Railway Station ↔ Shilong Rd. ↔ Longcao Rd. ↔ Caoxi Rd. ↔ Yishan Rd. ↔ Hongqiao Rd. ↔ West Yan'an Rd. ↔ Zhongshan Park ↔ Jinshajiang Rd. ↔ Caoyang Rd. ↔ Zhenping Rd. ↔ Zhongtan Rd. ↔ Shanghai Railway Station (North Square) ↔ Baoshan Rd. ↔ Dongbaoxing Rd. ↔ Hongkou Football Stadium ↔ Chifeng Rd. ↔ Dabaishu ↔ Jiangwan Town ↔ West Yingao Rd. ↔ South Changjiang Rd. ↔ Songfa Rd. ↔ Zhanghuabang ↔ Songbin Rd. ↔ Shuichan Rd. ↔ Baoyang Rd. ↔ Youyi Rd. ↔ Tieli Rd. ↔ North Jiangyang Rd.

 Line 4 (Circle Line): Yishan Rd. ↔ Century Avenue ↔ Shanghai Railway Station ↔ Zhongshan Park (↔ Yishan Rd.)
Identification Color: deep purple
Total Length: 33.6 kilometers (20.9 miles)
Station Number: 26
Stations: Yishan Rd. ↔ Shanghai Indoor Stadium ↔ Shanghai Stadium ↔ Dong'an Rd. ↔ Damuqiao Rd. ↔ Luban Rd. ↔ South Xizang Rd. ↔ Nanpu Bridge ↔ Tangqiao ↔ Lancun Rd. ↔ Pudian Rd. ↔ Century Avenue ↔ Pudong Avenue ↔ Yangshupu Rd. ↔ Dalian Rd. ↔ Linping Rd. ↔ Hailun Rd. ↔ Baoshan Rd. ↔ Shanghai Railway Station (North Square) ↔ Zhongtan Rd. ↔ Zhenping Rd. ↔ Caoyang Rd. ↔ Jinshajiang Rd. ↔ Zhongshan Park ↔ West Yan'an Rd. ↔ Hongqiao Rd. (↔Yishan Rd.)

 Line 5: Xinzhuang ↔ Minhang Development Zone
Identification Color: purple
Total Length: 17.2 kilometers (10.7 miles)
Station Number: 11
Stations: Xinzhuang ↔ Chunshen Rd. ↔ Yindu Rd. ↔ Zhuanqiao ↔ Beiqiao ↔ Jianchuan Rd. ↔ Dongchuan Rd. ↔ Jinping Rd. ↔ Huaning Rd. ↔ Wenjing Rd. ↔ Minhang Development Zone

 Line 6: Gangcheng Rd. ↔ South Lingyan Rd.
Identification Color: deep red
Total Length: 33.1 kilometers (20.6 miles)
Station Number: 27
Stations: Gangcheng Rd. ↔ Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone (N) ↔ Hangjin Rd. ↔ Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone (S) ↔ Zhouhai Rd. ↔ Wuzhou Avenue ↔ Dongjing Rd. ↔ Jufeng Rd. ↔ Wulian Rd. ↔ Boxing Rd. ↔ Jinqiao Rd. ↔ Yunshan Rd. ↔ Deping Rd. ↔ Beiyangjing Rd. ↔ Minsheng Rd. ↔ Yuanshen Stadium ↔ Century Avenue ↔ Pudian Rd. ↔ Lancun Rd. ↔ Shanghai Children's Medical Center ↔ Linyi Xincun ↔ West Gaoke Rd. ↔ Dongming Rd. ↔ Gaoqing Rd. ↔ West Huaxia Rd. ↔ Shangnan Rd. ↔ South Lingyan Rd.

 Line 8: Shiguang Rd. ↔ Yaohua Rd.
Identification Color: steel blue
Total Length: 23.3 kilometers (14.5 miles)
Station Number: 21
Stations: Shiguang Rd. ↔ Nenjiang Rd. ↔ Xiangyin Rd. ↔ Huangxing Park ↔ Middle Yanji Rd. ↔ Huangxing Rd. ↔ Jiangpu Rd. ↔ Anshan Xincun ↔ Siping Rd. ↔ Quyang Rd. ↔ Hongkou Football Stadium ↔ North Xizang Rd. ↔ Zhongxing Rd. ↔ Qufu Rd. ↔ People's Square ↔ Dashijie ↔ Laoximen ↔ Lujiabang Rd. ↔ South Xizang Rd. ↔ Zhoujiadu ↔ Yaohua Rd.

 Line 9: Guilin Rd. ↔ Songjiang Xincheng
Identification Color: light sky blue
Total Length: 29.14 kilometers (18.11 miles)
Station Number: 12
Stations: Guilin Rd. ↔ Caohejing Hi-Tech Park ↔ Hechuan Rd. ↔ Xingzhong Rd. ↔ Qibao ↔ Zhongchun Rd. ↔ Jiuting ↔ Sijing ↔ Sheshan ↔ Dongjing ↔ Songjiang University Town ↔ Songjiang Xincheng

Line 9  Gui Lin Road - Song Jiang Xin Cheng 
~ 31 km, 13 stations (approx. 16 km above ground)

29 Dec 2007: Gui Lin Road - Song Jiang Xin Cheng
28 Dec 2008: Gui Lin Road - Yi Shan Road

Metro Line 9 (Shensong Line) was conceived as a regional express line (R4), to run from Xu Jia Hui on Line 1 towards the southwest to Song Jiang New City, but it has eventually been developed as a full metro line across the city centre. When it opened in Dec 2007, it was not yet connected to any other metro line.
 
     
 
 Projects
After the big extensions opened in Dec 2007, the next goal is the World Expo being held in Shanghai in 2010 (view map):

1) Line 2 will link the city's two airports. The opening of the western extension to Hongqiao Airport has been delayed time and again. The eastern extension to Pudong International Airport will provide an alternative to the present Maglev service.

2) Line 7 will run from Qi Lian Shan Rd in the northwest to Dong An Rd station on Line 4 (20 km - 15 stations). Construction started in 2002 for completion in 2007/08. Later it will be extended north to Shanghai University and towards the southeast under the Huangpu River to Pudong to the planned East Shanghai Railway station.

3) Line 8 will continue further south along Shangnan Rd to Sanlin Town.

4) Line 9 (Shensong Line) is being extended through the city centre to a terminus in Pudong.

5) Line 10 is a new east-west metro line through the city centre with two branches at its western end.

6) Line 11 will eventually be a long cross-city line running from the northwestern to the southeastern suburbs. The northwestern and central sections are scheduled to be completed by 2011/12.

7) Line 13 - the first four stations of this cross-city line will be opened in 2010 to serve the EXPO 2010 area.

More lines are in the pipeline, with the numbering of planned routes having meanwhile reached 18!

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