Shanghai is expected to have 21 subway lines within the next 15 years, including one that will take commuters from Pudong to Chongming Island.
This is according to a blueprint featured at the newly opened Shanghai Metro Museum, which showcases the wacky and fascinating world of…the subway network.
There are currently 13 Metro lines and one maglev line running in the city. Line 12, part of Line 13 and an addition to Line 9 are all under construction, as preparatory work for lines 14, 15, 17 and 18 is underway and expected to be completed by 2020.
Line 19 will start at Rongqiao Road in Pudong, travel under the Yangtze River and on to Hengsha and Changxing Islands. Line 20 will run from Minhang’s Xinzhuang station to Gongqing Forest Park, and Line 21 will travel from Longwu road in Xuhui to the Hongkou Football Stadium.
And let’s not forget that magical Disney Line linking Line 2’s Guanglan Road station with Line 13. It’ll be open next year.
Those of you interested in seeing this blueprint for yourselves (plus more), the Shanghai Metro Museum is open for individual tours every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with bookings made in advance.
This is in the words of People’s Daily:
It is said that the second phase of the museum is under consideration. In addition to expand the exhibition area, “mysterious” places like the subway parking lot, and control center will be included in the museum.