Shanghai Metro

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Shanghai Metro
Shanghai Metro Full Logo.svg
Owner Shanghai Municipal Government
Locale Shanghai and Kunshan, Jiangsu
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 16[note 1]
Number of stations 413[note 2]
Daily ridership 10.16 million (2018 avg.)[1]
13.29 million (record)[2]
Annual ridership 3.710 billion (2018)[1]
Began operation 28 May 1993; 26 years ago (1993-05-28)
Operator(s) Shanghai Shentong Metro Group
China Railway Shanghai Group
Number of vehicles 5,000+ revenue railcars[3]
System length 676 km (420.0 mi)[4][note 3]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification DC 1500 V overhead line; DC 1500 V third-rail (Line 16)(Line 17)(Pujiang line)
System map

Shanghai Metro Linemap.svg

Shanghai Metro
Simplified Chinese 上海轨道交通
Traditional Chinese 上海軌道交通
Literal meaning Shanghai Rail Transit
Commonly abbreviated as
Simplified Chinese 上海地铁
Traditional Chinese 上海地鐵
Literal meaning Shanghai Subway

The Shanghai Metro (Chinese: 上海地铁) is a rapid transit rail network in Shanghai, operating urban and suburban transit services to 14 of its 16 municipal districts[note 4] and to Huaqiao Town, Kunshan, Jiangsu Province. The Shanghai Metro system is the world's largest rapid transit system by route length.[5][6] Opening in 1993 with full-scale construction extending back to 1986, the Shanghai Metro is the third-oldest rapid transit system in mainland China, after the Beijing Subway and the Tianjin Metro. It has seen substantial growth, significantly during the years leading up to the Expo 2010, and is still expanding quickly, with its most recent expansions having opened in December 2018. It is the largest component of the Shanghai metropolitan rail transit network, together with the Shanghai maglev train, the Zhangjiang Tram, the Songjiang Tram and the China Railway-operated commuter rail services to Jinshan. The metro system is also integrated with other forms of public transport in Shanghai.

The Shanghai Metro system is the world's largest rapid transit system by route length[7][8][9] totaling 676 kilometres (420 mi).[4][note 3] It is the second largest by the number of stations with 413 stations on 16 lines.[note 1][note 2] It ranks second in the world by annual ridership with 3.71 billion rides delivered in 2018.[1] The daily ridership record was set at 13.29 million on March 8, 2019.[2] Over 10 million people use the system on an average workday.[10]

On 16 October 2013, with the extension of Line 11 into Kunshan in Jiangsu province, Shanghai Metro became the first rapid transit system in China to provide cross-provincial service and the second intercity metro after the Guangfo Metro. Further plans to connect the Shanghai Metro with the metro system of Suzhou are under active review,[11] with the first line connecting Shanghai Metro Line 11 and Suzhou Metro Line 3 under construction and projected to be completed by 2024.[12] Ambitious expansion plans call for 25 lines with over 1,000 km (620 mi) of length by 2025.[13] By then, every location in the central area of Shanghai will be within 600 m (2,000 ft) of a subway station.[14]


Evolution of the Shanghai Metro


There are currently 16 lines in operation, with Lines and services are denoted numerically as well as by characteristic colors, which are used as a visual aid for better distinction on station signage and on the exterior of trains, in the form of a colored block or belt.

Most tracks in the Shanghai Metro system are served by a single service; thus "Line X" usually refers both to the physical line and its service. The only exception is the segment shared by Lines 3 and 4, between Hongqiao Road station and Baoshan Road station, where both services use the same tracks and platforms.

System map of the Shanghai Metro as of December 30, 2018, including the Shanghai maglev train
Line Termini
Service patterns Commencement Newest
Stations Operator
01 1  Fujin Road
Fujin RoadXinzhuang
Partial: Shanghai Railway StationXinzhuang[50]
1993[15][16] 2007[27] 36.4 28
Shanghai Metro logo.svg

Shanghai Metro Operation Companies (No. 1–4)
02 2  East Xujing
Pudong International Airport
East XujingPudong International Airport
Partial: Songhong RoadGuanglan Road
Suburban segment: Guanglan RoadPudong International Airport[51]
1999 2010 63.8 30
03 3  North Jiangyang Road
Shanghai South Railway Station
North Jiangyang RoadShanghai South Railway Station
Partial: South Changjiang RoadShanghai South Railway Station[52]
2000 2006 40.3 29
04 4 
Loop line
Yishan Road
Yishan Road
Loop line; certain trains terminate at Yishan Road.[53] 2005 2007 33.7 26
05 5  Xinzhuang
Minhang Development Zone
XinzhuangFengxian Xincheng
Branch: Dongchuan RoadMinhang Development Zone[54]
2003 2018 32.7 19
Fengxian Xincheng


06 6  Gangcheng Road
Oriental Sports Center
Gangcheng RoadOriental Sports Center
Partial: Jufeng RoadGaoqing Road[55]
2007 2011 32.3 28
07 7  Meilan Lake
Huamu Road
Meilan LakeHuamu Road
Rush Hour: Meilan LakeMiddle Longhua Road
Shangda RoadMiddle Longhua Road
Partial: Qihua RoadHuamu Road[56]
2009 2010 44.2 33
08 8  Shiguang Road
Shendu Highway
Shiguang RoadShendu Highway

Partial: Middle Yanji RoadOriental Sports Center[57]

2007 2009 37.4 30
09 9  Songjiang South Railway Station station
Caolu (Pudong) Songjiang South Railway Station stationCaolu
Partial: SheshanMiddle Yanggao Road
2007 2017 65.6 35
10 10  Xinjiangwancheng
Hongqiao Railway Station (Minhang) XinjiangwanchengHongqiao Railway Station
XinjiangwanchengHangzhong Road[58]
2010 2010 35.4 31
Hangzhong Road (Minhang)
11 11  North Jiading (Jiading) Disney Resort
HuaqiaoDisney Resort
North JiadingDisney Resort[59]
Rush Hour: NanxiangSanlin
2009 2016 82.4 38
Huaqiao (Kunshan, Jiangsu)
12 12  Qixin Road
Jinhai Road
Qixin RoadJinhai Road
Partial: Hongmei RoadJufeng Road[60]
2013 2015 40.4 32
13 13  Zhangjiang Road
Jinyun Road
Jinyun RoadZhangjiang Road[61] 2012 2018 38.8 31
16 16  Longyang Road
Dishui Lake
Longyang RoadDishui Lake, stopping all stations.

Longyang RoadDishui Lake, an express route stopping at Longyang Road, Luoshan Road, Xinchang, Huinan, Lingang Avenue and Dishui Lake.[62]

2013 2014 59 13
Shanghai Maglev Train logo.svg

Shanghai Maglev Development Company
17 17  Hongqiao Railway Station
Oriental Land
Hongqiao Railway StationOriental Land
Partial: Hongqiao Railway StationDianshanhu Avenue
2017 35.3 13
Shanghai Metro logo.svg

Shanghai Metro Operation No. 2 Company
 Pujiang  Shendu Highway
Huizhen Road
Shendu HighwayHuizhen Road 2018 6.7 6
Shanghai Keolis.svg

Shanghai Keolis
Total 676
[63][note 1]
[note 2]


Partial service patterns

Partial service patterns exist on Lines 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 and 17.[50][51][52][55][56][57][64][59][60] Partial services serve only a (usually busier) sub-segment of the entire physical line. In addition, Line 2 has a piecewise service pattern during morning peak hours whereby the suburban segment between Guanglan Road station and Pudong International Airport station is partially served by a 4-car fleet in addition to the regular 8-car fleet serving the whole line.

Since 28 December 2018, during off-peak times, an 8-car fleet from East Xujing or Songhong Road station may terminate at Pudong International Airport station, but most trains still terminate at Guanglan Road station or Tangzhen (only during peak hours). 8-car train started serving the whole line in a regular schedule from April 19, 2019.[65]

Partial services make it easier to find seats on the metro in rush hours. As an example, every second east-bound train on line 12 passing Caobao Road station is much more empty because it departed from Hongmei Road.

Line 12 has a partial service between Hongmei Road and Jufeng Road.

Line 11, one of the three branch lines of the metro system, operates a different partial service pattern. Trains travelling to and from the branch line terminate at Huaqiao Station and Sanlin respectively. Hence, a passenger who wants to travel from the terminus of the branch to the eastern terminus of the line, at Disney Resort must change trains.[59]

Line 17, which opened in December 2017, operates a partial service pattern from Hongqiao Railway Station to Dianshanhu Avenue during rush hours in addition to the full service to Oriental Land.[66]

Line 16

Line 16, unlike the rest of the system, is built with passing loops and operates a rush-hour express service. The service was postponed on January 30, 2014, due to lack of available trains, but resumed on March 21, 2016.[67][68][69]


All trains in the Shanghai Metro display destinations in Simplified Chinese and English, and make announcements in Standard Mandarin, English, and (on line 16 only) Shanghainese in order to indicate next stations, directions, and partial/full-length service patterns.[70]

Operating hours

The operating hours for most Shanghai metro stations starts between 5:00 to 6:00 in the morning and ends between 22:30 to 23:00 CST. In February 2017 (Shanghai Metro) announced that by April 1, 2017, the operating hours of Line 1, 2, and 7 to 10 will be extended by an hour after the regular last train on each Friday, Saturday and last working days before Chinese Public Holidays. This will be extended to Lines 3, 4, 6, and 11 to 13 by July 1, 2017. By the end of 2018, all the stations in the city center will extend their operating hours after midnight. Also, there will be two trains taking passengers from Hongqiao Railway Station after normal operation time and only stop at several stations, which always happens on the last day of a vacation, e.g. Labor Day, National Day, etc.[71]


Transfer stations

There are two types of transfer stations: physical transfer stations and transit-card only ones. In a physical transfer station, passengers can transfer between subway lines without exiting a fare zone. In a transit-card only transfer station, however, passengers have to exit and re-enter fare zones as they transfer from one subway line to another. In order to receive a discounted fare, passengers must use a Shanghai public transport card (SPTC) instead of Single-Ride tickets.

Transit-card only transfer stations

A transit-card only transfer station is a station where two lines meet, but unlike a physical interchange, there is no direct pathway between them within the paid fare area. Passengers wishing to interchange must exit the paid fare area for the first line, walk a short distance on the street, and re-enter the paid fare area for the second line. Since June 1, 2008, passengers interchanging using a Shanghai public transport card have their trip regarded as one journey and the distance will be accumulated for fare calculation. Passengers must exit a station and re-enter another within 30 minutes using the same Shanghai public transport card. Those using single-ride tickets cannot use virtual transfers and must purchase a new ticket.

In some cases, virtual interchanges in place during a period of construction were superseded by physical interchanges at the completion of the construction. For example, Hongkou Football Stadium station was previously a virtual interchange between Line 3 and Line 8. Another previously virtual interchange was South Shaanxi Road station between Line 1 and Line 10; after the opening of an extension of line 12 to the station in December 2015 transfers among all three lines became a physical interchange.

The current virtual interchanges are:

Transport hubs

The busiest station in Shanghai Metro system is People's Square (Lines 1, 2 and 8). As the interchange station for three lines, it is extremely crowded during peak hours. It remains busy during the rest of the day as it is located near major shopping and tourist destinations such as East Nanjing Road, a pedestrian street, as well as the Shanghai Museum, People's Park, the Shanghai Grand Theatre and Yan'an Park on People's Square. It has the second largest number of exits (totalling 17) in the stations of the metro system.

Xujiahui (Lines 1, 9 and 11) is located in the major Xujiahui commercial center of Shanghai. Six large shopping malls and eight large office towers are each within a three-minute walk of one of the station's exits, numbering a total of 18 since the addition of the four in the Line 9 part of the station that opened in December 2009. This is the largest number of exits of all the stations on the system. This station is also widely used as a pedestrian tunnel across the wide roads.

Lujiazui (Line 2) is the major station in Pudong area. It is situated in the heart of Lujiazui financial district, the financial center of Shanghai. The city's iconic landmarks, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai Tower and Shanghai World Financial Centre are all within walking distance of the station. In contrast to Xujiahui and People's Square, Lujiazui is not particularly busy during off-peak hours or on weekends as it is located in financial district of Shanghai. Line 14, expected to open in 2020, will pass Lujiazui and provide transfer as well.

Shanghai Railway Station (Lines 1, 3 and 4) is a major transportation hub in Shanghai, containing the railway station, two subway lines and the stop for many city bus lines as well as interprovincial buses. These bus lines will soon be housed in a brand-new bus station. The line 1 platform is in the South square while platforms for line 3/4 are in the North square. These two platforms are technically separate stations, so interchange is only possible between lines 3/4. A transfer to the line 1 platform requires a SPTC or a new ticket.

Shanghai South Railway Station (Lines 1 and 3) is a transport station for line 1 and line 3; and the maintenance base of line 1 is also located at Shanghai South Railway Station.

Zhongshan Park (Lines 2, 3 and 4) is a heavily trafficked station due to the large shopping malls and hotel immediately above it.

Century Avenue (Lines 2, 4, 6 and 9) is the largest interchange station in the Shanghai Metro system, and the first station in mainland China to offer an interchange between four metro or subway lines.[72]

Pudong International Airport (Line 2) is the eastern terminus of Line 2. It serves the airport of the same name in Shanghai. The station also provides a transfer with the Shanghai maglev train to Longyang Road.

Hongqiao Railway Station (Lines 2, 10 and 17), Hongqiao Airport Terminal 1 (Line 10) and Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2 (Lines 2 and 10) are metro stations located in the Hongqiao transportation hub, composed of the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. Both Hongqiao Airport stations are directly linked with the airport, offering many domestic and limited international flights, and the Hongqiao Railway metro station is directly linked with the train station. The airport and railway stations themselves offer a zero-distance transfer.

Ticket system

Jiaotong University station
Dabaishu station

Like many other metro systems in the world (Shanghai Metro) uses a distance-based fare system. The system uses a "one-ticket network", which means that interchanging is possible between all interchange stations, given that the transfer staying within the Shanghai Metro system, without the purchase of another ticket where available, excluding some stations where transferring to another line at said station requires leaving the Fare Zone (i.e. the area extending from the platform to the entry/exit gates) which mandates a Single-Journey Ticket be used before entering that of another line, requiring the purchase of another Single-Journey Ticket (Shanghai Public Transport Cards are exempt as they are not consumed upon exit). The Shanghai Public Transport Card, which allows access to most public transport in Shanghai under one card, is another form of payment.


  • For most lines, the base fare is 3 yuan for journeys under 6 km, then 1 yuan for each additional 10 km. As of December 2017, the highest fare is 15 yuan (from Oriental Land to Dishui Lake).

Normal Discounts

  • For journeys exclusively on the 1st Phase of Line 5 (Xinzhuang – Minhang Development Zone), the fare is 2 yuan for journeys under 6 km and all other journeys are 3 yuan (though the total length of this section is a bit longer than 16 km). Will not be applied once passengers interchange to other lines, e.g. Fare for passengers from Xinzhuang to Chunshen Road is 2 Yuan, while fare for passengers from Waihuanlu to Chunshen Road is 3 Yuan.
  • For journeys exclusively from Xinzhuang Station to People's Square Station, the fare is 4 yuan, though the distance between People's Square Station and Xinzhuang Station is about 17.8 km (11.1 mi).

Discounts for SPTC holders

  • Users of the Shanghai public transport card get a 10% discount for the rest of the calendar month after paying 70 yuan in taking metro, e.g. a passenger has paid 67 Yuan on metro tickets through SPTC this calendar month, and next time he will only pay 2.7 yuan for his next 3-yuan ticket in this calendar month. The discount is applied only for journeys after the payment; it is not retroactively applied to previous journeys.
  • Users of the Shanghai public transport card as part of the "Air-conditioned Bus Transfer Discount" get a 1 yuan discount when transferring to the metro within 90 minutes. (The 10% monthly discount may be applied after the transfer discount) This discount also applies for a bus to Metro and bus to bus transfers and can accumulate over multiple transfers. For example, to get from Zhenbei Rd/Meichuan Rd to Xiuyan Rd/Hunan Rd would normally cost 8 yuan each way (947 buses to line 4 to 451 bus) but only costs 6 RMB with the card (947 buses discounted transfer to line 4, discounted transfer to 451 bus). Depending on the time spent at the destination the discount will be applied at the start of the return trip as well, making the cost of a round-trip 11 yuan instead of the 16 yuan that would normally be charged without the card.

Single Journey ticket

Single-Journey tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines, and at some stations, at a ticket window. Single-ride tickets are embedded with RFID contactless chips. When entering the system riders tap the ticket against a scanner above the turnstile, and when they exit they insert the ticket into a slot where it is stored and recycled.

Shanghai Public Transportation Card

In addition to a Single-Ride ticket, the fare can be paid using a Shanghai public transport card, which is similar to the Octopus card of Hong Kong's MTR. This RFID-embedded card can be purchased at selected banks, convenience stores and metro stations with a 20-yuan deposit. This card can be loaded at ticket booths, Service Centers at the metro stations as well as many small convenience stores and banks throughout the city. The Shanghai Public Transportation Card can also be used to pay for other forms of transportation, such as taxi or bus.

One-day pass

A one-day pass was introduced for the Expo 2010 held in Shanghai. The fare for the calendar day was set at 18 yuan, for unlimited travel within the metro system. This is not available through vending machines, but has to be purchased at Service Centers at metro stations.[73]

Three-day pass

A three-day pass is available for Shanghai Metro. The fare for three days was set at 45 yuan, for unlimited travel within the metro system. This pass is not available through vending machines, but has to be purchased at Service Centers at metro stations.


Inside a Line 2 train.


Standard gauge is used throughout the network, allowing new train equipment to be transported over the Chinese rail network which uses the same gauge.


Almost all stations, except most of the elevated sections and sections of Line 2 from Songhong Road to Longyang Road, have platform screen doors with sliding acrylic glass at the platform edge. The train stops with its doors lined-up with the sliding doors on the platform edge and open when the train doors open, and are closed at other times. These screens are also being retrofitted on existing lines, starting with Line 1 whose core stations had doors by the end of 2006. On part of Line 2 and most of the elevated sections, the platform has sliding safety doors that reach only halfway up from the ground called Automatic platform gates.

Rolling stock

There are currently over 5000 revenue railcars in the Shanghai metro system. The 5000th car was delivered on July 20, 2018. It is expected that the 7000th metro car will be received in 2020.[74] Train sets used in the system include:

  • 134 Bombardier Movia 456 six car sets (09A01, 09A02, 07A01 and 12A01) – Lines 9, 7 and 12
  • 53 German Shanghai Metro Group (GSMG) six cars units (Coded as AC01 for Line 1, AC02 for Line 2 for those using Alternating Current since they were made or DC01 for those formerly using Direct Current (for Line 1) – Line 1 and 2 (all reformed to eight car units)
  • 53 Alstom Metropolis eight car sets (Coded as 01A05) – Line 1, (Coded as 02A02) – Line 2
  • 16 Alstom Metropolis four car sets (02A04) – Section of Line 2
  • 17 Alstom Metropolis four car sets (05C01) – Line 5
  • 21 Alstom Metropolis four car sets (06C01) – Line 6
  • 28 Alstom Metropolis six car or seven car sets (08C01) – Line 8
  • 29 CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. four car sets (AC14) – Line 6
  • 38 CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. seven car sets (AC15) – Line 8
  • 28 Alstom Metropolis six car sets (03A01) – Line 3
  • 94 Siemens & CSR Zhuzhou six car sets (AC05, AC16) – Line 4 and 11
  • 41 Shanghai Electric-Alstom/Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Co., Ltd. six car sets – Line 10
  • 33 Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Works six car sets – Line 13
  • 46 Siemens & CSR Zhuzhou three car sets – Two sets are coupled to form a six car train – Line 16
  • 26 CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. six car sets (03A02 and 04A02) – Lines 3 and 4
  • CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. six car sets (09A03) – Line 9
  • 16 CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. six car sets (11A02, 11A03) – Line 11
  • APM 300 four car sets – Pujiang line

Most lines currently use 6 car sets, with the exceptions being:

  • The Minhang Developing Zone branch of Line 5, Line 6, and the eastern section of Line 2 which use 4 car sets.
  • Some trains on Line 8 use 7 car sets.
  • Line 1 and Line 2 use 8 car sets.
  • Most trains on Line 16 use 3 car sets.


Shanghai Metro lines 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 are equipped with CBTC systems capable of headways as low as 90 seconds.[75]

Power supply

In contrast to many other metro systems in the world, the Shanghai Metro uses overhead wires for the power supply, except for Line 16, Line 17 and Pujiang Line which use third rail.

On Line 2, Siemens Transportation Systems equipped the line with an overhead contact line (cantilever material: galvanized steel) and 7 DC traction power supply substations.[76]

Passenger information systems

Plasma screens on the platforms show passengers when the next two trains are coming, along with advertisements and public service announcements. The subway cars contain LCD screens showing advertisements and on some lines, the next stop, while above-ground trains have LED screens showing the next stop. The LED screens are being phased in on Line 1 and are also included in lines 7 and 9, two underground lines. There are recorded messages stating the next stop in Mandarin, English, and (on line 16 only) Shanghainese,[70][77] but the messages stating nearby attractions or shops for a given station (a form of paid advertising) are in Mandarin only. The metro operating company is resistant to expanding use of Shanghainese for announcing stops, on the basis that, on most lines, the majority of passengers can understand either Mandarin or English.[78]

Station signs are in Chinese and English. The Metro authority is testing a new systematic numbering system for stations on Line 10.[79]

Future expansion

The Shanghai Metro system is one of the fastest-growing metro systems in the world. As of 2019, Shanghai has more than 120 km (75 mi) of metro under construction.[80][81] By the end of 2020, the network will comprise 19 lines (Lines 1–18 and Pujiang Line) spanning 804 kilometres (500 mi).[82] In addition, there are plans to connect the Shanghai Metro with the Suzhou Rail Transit in neighbouring Jiangsu province.[11]

Planned opening date Route Name Terminals Length (km) Stations Status Notes
2019 or 2020 10 2nd phase Xinjiangwancheng Jilong Road 10 6 Under construction [82]
2020 14 Fengbang Jinsui Road 38.5 31 Under construction
15 Gucun Park Zizhu Science-Based Industry Park 42.3 30 Under construction
18 1st phase South Changjiang Road Hangtou 36.8 26 Under construction
Before 2023 1 Western extension Xinzhuang Humin Road 1 1 Approved [83]
13 Western extension Jinyun Road Panlong Road 9.8 5 Approved
19 Baoyang Road Jinghong Road 44.5 32 Approved
20 1st phase Qilianshan Road Gongqing Forest Park 19.8 16 Approved
21 1st phase Dongjing Road Chuansha Road 28 16 Approved
23 1st phase Xujiahui Minhang Development Zone 28 22 Approved
Before 2030 9 Extension 3rd phase eastern section Caolu Caolu Railway Station 3 1 Planned [84]
2 3rd phase western extension East Xujing Panlong Road 2 1 Planned
5 Southern extension Reserved Fengxian Xincheng Pingzhuang Highway 3.5 1 Planned
12 Western extension Qixin Road Jiuting N/A 4 Further Planning
20 2nd phase Gongqing Forest Park Zhouhai Road N/A N/A Further Planning
21 2nd phase Dongjing Road Linggao N/A N/A Further Planning
21 Western extension Dongjing Road West Changjiang Road N/A N/A Further Planning
22 Changbei Road Gaoqing Road 42 30 Further Planning
23 2nd phase Minhang Development Zone Chedun N/A N/A Further Planning
24 Songfa Road Chenhang Road 37 24 Further Planning
25 Xujiahui Jiwang N/A N/A Further Planning


  • December 22, 2009—at about 5:50 am, an electrical fault in the tunnel between South Shaanxi Road station and People's Square station caused a few trains to stall. While the track was under repair, a low-speed collision occurred between two trains on Line 1, trapping scores of passengers underground for up to two hours and affecting millions of early commuters. Nobody was injured, but the front of the train was badly damaged. Service resumed at around 12:15 pm.[85][86]
  • July 5, 2010—at the Zhongshan Park station a woman died after trying to crowd into a subway train as the doors were closing. With her wrist trapped in the train doors, she was dragged between the train and the platform screen doors when the train started moving.[87]
  • September 27, 2011—at 2:51 pm, two trains on Line 10 collided between Yuyuan Garden station and Laoximen station, injuring 284 – 300 people. Initial investigations found that train operators violated regulations while operating the trains manually after a loss of power on the line caused its signal system to fail. No deaths were reported.[88]

See also


  1. ^ a b c This figure excludes the Maglev line and Jinshan railway, both often included in Shanghai Metro maps but not considered part of the system.
  2. ^ a b c 393 is the number of stations if interchanges on different lines are counted separately, with the exception of the 9 stations shared by Lines 3 and 4 on the same track. The stations on the Maglev line and Jinshan railway are not included.
  3. ^ a b This figure excludes the Maglev line and Jinshan railway, both often included in Shanghai Metro maps but not considered part of the system. If the Maglev line is included, the length of the network is 705 km (438.1 mi).
  4. ^ as of December 2018, only Jinshan and Chongming districts are not served.


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External links

  • Official website
  • Shanghai Metro Club
  • Shanghai Subway Information on UrbanRail
  • Shanghai Metro Map – real distances
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