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Updated:2008-06-04 13:49 | Source:

    Introduction

    Five Metro lines operate in Shanghai. Line 1 stretches from Xinzhuang to Gongfu Xincun, Line 2 from Zhongshan Park to Zhangjiang High-Tech District, Line 3 from Jiangwan Town to Shanghai South Railway Station, Line 5 from Xinzhuang to Minhang Development District. The section of Line 4 from Damuqiao Road Station to Lancun Road Station is still under construction.

    Reaching almost every corner of the city, covering all the prosperous areas, the Metro is the fastest and most convenient way to move about in the downtown area. It takes no more than half an hour from Xinzhuang to People's Square. Of course, it is much cheaper than taxis.

    There are stations where several Metro lines meet. An interchange station is a station where you can change for other lines without meeting a ticket barrier. A transfer station, however, is one where you have to leave the first line through a ticket barrier and then be charged for another line.

    However, the Metro has its disadvantages. It is extremely crowded in rush hours and Line 1 is crowded in whatever hours. Be wary of thieves, both on the train and on the platform, especially when it is extremely crowded.

    Shanghai is going to build 10 new Metro lines from 2005 to 2012, stretching 389 kilometers. Total kilometrage of Shanghai Metro System is expected to reach 510 kilometers by 2012, among which 400 kilometers are going to put in use before 2010 Expo. Construction of four of the lines will start this year.

    Note: Be careful on the platform at rush hours and never get too close to the track. Keep an eye on your valuables when the train is extremely crowded.

    Frequently accessed stations

Line 1

Station

First train

Last train

Shanghai Railway Station

0542 (N.) | 0530 (S.)

2255 (N.) | 2300 (S.)

People's Square

0536 (N.) | 0536 (S.)

2249 (N.) | 2305 (S.)

Xujiahui

0525 (N.) | 0548 (S.)

2238 (N.) | 2316 (S.)

Shanghai South Railway Station

0518 (N.) | 0556 (S.)

2231 (N.) | 2323 (S.)

 

Line 2

Station

First train

Last train

Jing'an Temple

0557 (E.) | 0545 (W.)

2307 (E.) | 2254 (W.)

People's Square

0603 (E.) | 0538 (W.)

2312 (E.) | 2249 (W.)

Lujiazui

0609 (E.) | 0533 (W.)

2318 (E.) | 2244 (W.)

Century Park

0620 (E.) | 0522 (W.)

2328 (E.) | 2235 (W.)

 

Line 3

Station

First train

Last train

Shanghai Railway Station

0547 (N.) | 0617 (S.)

2151 (N.) | 2213 (S.)

Shanghai South Railway Station

0600 (N.)

2124 (N.)

 

Line 4

Station

First train

Last train

Shanghai Railway Station

0609 (C.) | 0622 (A.)

2130 (C.) | 2203 (A.)

 

Key:

N. = northbound

S. = southbound

E. =eastbound 

W. = westbound
C. = clockwise

A. = anticlockwise

 

    • Tickets

    Beware of the difference between "interchange" and "transfer". At the interchange stations (e.g. People's Square Station), you don't have to buy a new ticket for changing to another line, but at the transfer ones (e.g. Shanghai Railway Station), you will have to.

    It is strongly advisable to buy tickets from a ticket vending machine which automatically calculates the fare according to the destination station you specifies. However, general knowledge of how the fare is calculated will be helpful. Download from the following table printable PDF files showing fares of all possible journeys.

    A transport card holder can get a 10 percent discount on every Metro ride after spending more than 70 yuan on the card in a month.

              Popular destinations via Metro

MAJOR SCENIC SPOTS

Destination

 

Nearby station

Century Park

Shiji Park

Jin Mao Tower

Lujiazui

Memorial House of the First National Congress of the CPC

Huangpi Road

Oriental Pearl Tower

Lujiazui

People's Square

People's Square

Riverside Avenue

Lujiazui

Shanghai Museum

People's Square

Shanghai Grand Theatre

People's Square

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Science and Technology Museum

Shanghai Urban Planning Hall

People's Square

The Bund

Nanjing Road E.

Xintiandi

Huangpi Road

SHOPPING 

Destination

Nearby station

Huaihai Road

Huangpi Road, Shannxi Road S., Changshu Road

Nanjing Road E.

People's Square

Nanjing Road E.

Nanjing Road E.

Nanjing Road W.

Nanjing Road W.

Shaanxi Road

Shannxi Road S.

Xujiahui

Xujiahui

UNIVERSITIES

Destination

Nearby station

East China Normal University

Zhongshan Park

East China University of Science and Technology

Zhongshan Park

Donghua University, Xianan Campus

Yanan Road W.

Fudan University, Handan Road Campus

Jiang Wan Town

Fudan University, Fenlin Road Campus

Xujiahui

Fudan University, Zhangjiang District

Zhangjiang

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Xuhui Campus

Xujiahui

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Minhang Campus

Dongchuan Road

Shanghai International Studies University, Dalian Road Campus

Hongkou Stadium

Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Changshu Road

Shanghai University of T.C.M

Zhangjiang

Shanghai University, Yanchang District

Yanchang Road

 
 
 

 

Editor : Zhu Xinrui

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