|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||11 (MRT); 1 (Regional); 1 (Maglev)|
|Number of stations||243 (MRT); 9 (Regional); 2 (Maglev)|
MRT - 424.8 km (263.96 mi)|
Suburban - 56.4 km (35.05 mi)
Maglev - 33.0 km (20.51 mi)
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
Shanghai, rapid transit system incorporates both subway (地铁) and light metro (轻轨) lines. It opened in 1995, making Shanghai the third city in Mainland China, after Beijing and Tianjin, to have a rapid transit system. Since then, the Shanghai Metro has become one of the fastest-growing rapid transit systems in the world.
As of 2012, there are 11 MRT lines, 1 Maglev line and 1 regional line, 279 stations[note 1] and over 434 kilometres (270 mi) of tracks in operation, the longest network in the world. The Shanghai Metro delivered 2.101 billion rides in 2011, the fifth busiest in the world. It set a daily ridership record of 7.548 million on 22 October 2010. The system continues to grow, with new lines and extensions of old lines currently under construction.
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|Mass Rapid Transit|
|Line 1||Fujin Rd||Xinzhuang||1995||36.4||28|
|Line 2||East Xujing||Pudong Int. Airport||1999||63.8||30|
|Line 3||N. Jiangyang Rd||Shanghai S. Sta.||2000||40.3||29|
|Line 4||loop line starts @ Yishan Rd||2005||33.7||26|
|Line 5||Xinzhuang||Minhang Dev. Zone||2003||17.2||11|
|Line 6||Gangcheng Rd||Oriental Sports Center||2007||32.3||28|
|Line 7||Meilan Lake||Huamu Rd||2009||44.2||32|
|Line 8||Shiguang Rd||Aerospace Museum||2007||37.4||30|
|Line 9||Songjiang Xincheng||M. Yanggao Rd||2007||45.2||23|
|Line 10||Xinjiangwancheng||Hongqiao Sta. / Hangzhong Rd||2010||35.4||31|
|Line 11||North Jiading / Anting||Jiangsu Rd||2009||45.8||20|
|Line 22||Shanghai S. Sta.||Jinshanwei||2012||56.4||9|
|Maglev||Longyang Rd||Pudong Int. Airport||2002||33.0||2|
- ↑ 279 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 tracks. If all interchanges are counted as single stations, the number of stations will be 243. The two stations on the Maglev Line are not counted in both cases.
- ↑ "Shanghai Metro". Explore Shanghai "Metropedia". http://www.exploreshanghai.com/metro/pedia/. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
- ↑ "City's latest subway hits tracks tomorrow". Shanghai Daily. 9 April 2010. http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=433681&type=Metro. Retrieved 10 April 2010.
- ↑ David Barboza (29 April 2010). "Expo Offers Shanghai a New Turn in the Spotlight". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/30/world/asia/30shanghai.html. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
- ↑ "2011年上海市国民经济和社会发展统计公报". Shanghai Bureau of Statistics and Shanghai Survey Corps, National Bureau of Statistics of China. 2012-02-23. http://www.stats-sh.gov.cn/sjfb/201202/239488.html. Retrieved 2012-02-24.