Shanghai Metro’s Line 11 just got a lot longer. The brand new extension, linking the southern part of Jiangsu Road with Luoshan Road, opened on Saturday.
The extension contains the following 12 stations:
Jiaotong University 交通大学 (Line 10 interchange) Xujiahui 徐家汇 (Line 1 and 9 interchange) Shanghai Swimming Center 上海游泳馆 Longhua 龙华 Yunjin Road 云锦路 Longyao Road 龙耀路 Oriental Sports Center 东方体育中心 (Line 6 & 8 interchange) Sanlin 三林 East Sanlin 三林东 Pusan Road 浦三路 Yuqiao 御桥 Luoshan Road 罗山路
Several of the new stations have designs inspired by their locations: Longhua has a gold roof inspired by Longhua Temple while Jiaotong University Station has a literary theme, with artworks based on manuscripts belonging to scientist Qian Xuesen.
Luoshan Road, the new eastern terminus will be a interchange station with Line 16, anticipated to open at the end of this year. Line 16 will carry on further into Pudong, terminating near Dishui Lake.
The Shanghai Metro is expanding rapidly, and is due to cover over 850 kilometres by 2020.
[By Sam Canpadee]