With the recent openings of new tracks on Lines 11, 12 and 13, Shanghai’s subway network now comprises more than 600 kilometers of track with 366 stations. But, of course, city planners aren’t finished there.
Estimates are that by 2020, the network will increase in size to include over 800 kilometers worth of track after Lines 14 – 18 open. Once that happens, if you’re in the city center you’ll never be more than 600 meters away from a metro station, Kuaibo reports.
Additionally, by 2020, public transit ridership is projected to reach 11,500,000 trips a day, and rail density is set to increase to 0.13 kilometers per square kilometer, an increase of 28%.
This all translates into somehow making it even easier to get around downtown, though we’ll have to wait and see what it does to the rate of subway hijinks.
By Stanley Yu