As a result of the opening of Line 14 and Phase One of Line 18, Shanghai retains its position as the city with the largest metro network in the world.
“That will be quite convenient to me,” a commuter was quoted as saying by the Global Times.
Here are four things to know about the Shanghai Metro network:
Shanghai’s subway network will expand substantially along 831 kilometers following the introduction of new Metro lines. Shanghai’s Metro lines have been given nicknames, such as line 10 which is known as the ‘Golden Line’, since it connects tourist attractions like Yuyuan Garden, Xintiandi, East Nanjing Road, while line 6 is nicknamed ‘Hello Kitty Lane’ because its livery is pink in color.
A total of five driverless or automatic metro lines are now available in Shanghai. In total, Shanghai city is home to 508 metro stations.
According to the Beijing Daily, Shanghai’s metro network is followed by Beijing, which has the second-largest subway network. Beijing’s subway network extends 780 kilometers and has 450 stations. About 53 kilometers of lines were constructed in 2021.
Delhi is home to the third-largest Metro network in the world; the Phase IV track, totaling 103.93 kilometers, is expected to open in 2024. The network line will expand to approximately 453 kilometers, followed by London at 402 kilometers.