Soon, you’ll be able to go from Shanghai to Kunming in 9 hours by train, and from Yuyuan Gardens to Jing’an Temple without changing metro lines. What a time to be alive.
Last Friday, Shanghai began work on the eight stations underneath downtown Shanghai that will make up Metro Line 14. The extremely convenient line will run from Dongxin Road in the west to Lujiazui in the east. On the way it will connect with seven different metro lines: Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 13.
Check out the map from Shanghai Daily below:
Construction is estimated to take four years, in the meantime you can expect sporadic congestion around the stations, particulary during the early stages of construction, starting first with the areas near Wuning Road, Jing’an Temple, Dongxin Road and Wuding Road.
Estimates are that by 2020, the Shanghai Metro 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. But city planners aren’t even finished there.
Check out what the metro map might look like by 2020:
[Images via Shanghai Daily]