Shanghai Metro to See More Services and Longer Trains by 2020

If you feel your journey on Lines 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, or 9 of the Shanghai Metro is just that bit too crowded, good news: Shentong Metro, the operator of the city’s services, has said that more trains and, in some cases, longer trains will enter service. Metro Line 2, easily one of the… Continue reading Shanghai Metro to See More Services and Longer Trains by 2020

Station Access Restrictions at Some Shanghai Metro Line 3 Stations to End Later

If you are travelling on Shanghai Metro Line 3 at any of the following stations over the morning hours, please note that station access restrictions (crowd control measures) will now end later. South Changjiang Road (长江南路 / Changjiang South Road) West Yin’gao Road (殷高西路 / Yin’gao West Road) Jiangwan Town (江湾镇) These stations are very… Continue reading Station Access Restrictions at Some Shanghai Metro Line 3 Stations to End Later

Northernmost Shanghai Metro Line 3 Stations Closed in Late February 2015

Shanghai’s Metro Line 3 will soon see improvements in frequencies, which will mean more trains serving station on the line. However, to do so, the train depot at North Jiangyang Road (Jiangyang North Road) has to be expanded. In order for this to be done, however, service on the northernmost part of Line 3 has… Continue reading Northernmost Shanghai Metro Line 3 Stations Closed in Late February 2015

Shanghai Metro Line 18 Works to Begin This Year (2015)

Following recent approval from Shanghai’s planning authorities, it looks increasingly likely that work on a new north-south metro line for the city — that’s Metro Line 18 — will get underway within this year (2015). The new Line 18 starts from South Changjiang Road (长江南路 / Changjiang South Road) and runs through Fudan University, Jiangpu Park,… Continue reading Shanghai Metro Line 18 Works to Begin This Year (2015)

Shanghai Metro by 2020: 506 Stations, 804 Kilometres

Although a little less impressive than Beijing’s plans (1,000+ km by 2020), China’s largest city is still not giving up its city metro network any time soon. The network is planned to grow to around twice the size of the London system by 2020. Stats released by Shanghai Metro detail the developments: Late 2014: 337… Continue reading Shanghai Metro by 2020: 506 Stations, 804 Kilometres

Shanghai Metro Line 13 Opens from Jinyun Road to Jinshajiang Road

The last time there was a Line 13 was during the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. During the expo, that line was probably better known as the World Expo Special Line, or the World Expo Dedicated Line (世博专线). The new part of Line 13 does not currently run through the site of the Shanghai World… Continue reading Shanghai Metro Line 13 Opens from Jinyun Road to Jinshajiang Road

Shanghai Line 2 (East) to Suspend Operations Due To Typhoon Haikui

Trains will not be running on the eastern part of Line 2 between Guanglan Road and Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The reason for this is because of the imminent impact of Typhoon Haikui. Passengers can instead transfer onto the Shanghai Maglev to go to or from Shanghai Pudong International Airport. However, underground lines, including those… Continue reading Shanghai Line 2 (East) to Suspend Operations Due To Typhoon Haikui