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Shanghai

Municipality of Shanghai, China (Asia)


Date of opening10 Apr 1995
Network length533 km (331.26 mi)
Stations337 (284*)
Lines13
Stations per line25.92
Avg. station distance1,645 m (1.02 mi)
Avg. line length41.00 km (25.48 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 2 Jan 2014
Maglev and Bund tunnel not included.
System typemetro (known as Metro)
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)6.24 million (2012)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)11,700 (7,270)
Fare (10 km/10 stops; by UBS)0.34 EUR (2009); access/exit gates
24-hour operationNo
TrackRight, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyOverhead wire, 1500 V
Air-conditioned trainsYes
Walk-through trainsNo
Rubber-tyred trainsNo
Driverless linesNo
Platform screen doorsNewer line 4 stations and refitted line 1 stations
World Metro Database




Official map
Source: jpg, © 2013 shmetro.com


To-scale map
Source: cityrailtransit.com

Disclaimer: Maps are copyrighted. The previews on this page are for informational purposes only. Please respect copyright and always refer to original maps.




Latest Openings

28 Dec 2013 – Line 16 from Luoshan Road (transfer to Line 11) to Lingang/Nanhui New City. New line, 45 km, 11 stations.




Upcoming Openings

2015 – Line 10 extension from New Jiangwan City to Gangchen Road. 10 km.
2015 – Line 2 will extend eastward, from Xujingdong to Panlong Road. 2 km.
2015 – Line 3 and Line 4, which currently share part of their route, will go their separate ways in a rerouting project. 2.6 km.
2015 – Metro Line 11 will be extended from its Luoshan Road to Disneyland. 9.2 km.
2015 – Metro Line 8 will go beyond its Shanghai Aerospace Museum stop to Huizhen Road. 6.6 km.




Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:


Rating: 1 star (bronze)  Shanghai

The metro is new and clean but crowded. The Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, that crosses the river, provides a spectacular ride.

Photo: The Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, view from the front of one of the automated cabins.




Self-Guided Tour

Try the following tour, recommended by residents or metro enthusiasts:

Though both are not real metros, ride the Maglev to the airport at 430 km/h and take an automated cabin through the Bund Tourist Tunnel to watch the colourful light show along the tunnel.





Metro Museum

Shanghai Maglev Museum. Dedicated to the history and technology of Maglev trains in the world, the museum has five themed sections: Birth of Maglev, Maglev Shanghai Line, Maglev Technology, Maglev Superiorities, Prospects for Maglev. Since 2007. Location: In the Longyang Road Maglev station at street level.
At Longyang Road metro station.
Hours (check before visiting): 9 am to 5 pm every day. Admission: 10 RMB.
Reference: smtdc.com (official website). gov.cn.

(Planned metro museum). Exhibitions will show historic documents, pictures and articles related to the city's Metro history and demonstrate the technology of subway construction. It will also include a facility for emergency drills, simulating situations such as power cuts, earthquakes or even terror attacks. The museum will also be a Metro safety-education center. Since Planned for 2010.
At Wuzhong Road metro station.
Reference: ce.cn.





Relationships with Other Metros

Chinese family
Members: Beijing, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wuhan,
Characteristics: Unadorned, clean and solid station design, often using coloured plates. Western-style trains. Hong Kong acted as consultant for most Chinese metro cities.





Circle Lines

Shared circle - Line 4 - 33.7 km - 26 stations - opened 2000 - completed 2007 - shared with line 3 .




Departure Procedure and Sounds

Doors-closing signal is a "beep-beep-beep...", continued until the doors are closed and accompanied by flashing lights above the doors. Pre-recorded announcements on the ride: "Next station is [name]." Before the train stops, you hear in Mandarin Chinese "Arrived at station [name]", followed in English:"We are now at [name]."

Shanghai

Line 4 train departing from Yangshupu Road station.

Length: 35 sec.

Videos of other metros




Photos

  Shanghai photo gallery.Wallpaper.





Handpicked Resources

shmetro.com Official website



Generated Links for Shanghai Metro

Line history (cityrailtransit.com)
Photos (images.google.com)
Maps (images.google.com)
Wikipedia entry (wikipedia.org)
Urbanrail.net entry (urbanrail.net)
Skyscrapercity discussion (skyscrapercity.com)
City information about Shanghai (wikipedia.org)






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