Today marks the final day of the Shanghai World Expo, and Shanghai’s Line 13, the Expo line, will also be closing. During the Expo, only three stations were open: at Madang Road, Lupu Bridge and Shibo Avenue.
The good news that is eventually the line will become a major north-south route, connecting with several other key metro lines. The bad news is that this won’t happen until at least 2012. Anyway, to whet your appetite, here are the stations.
- Huajiang Road
- West Jinshajiang Road
- South Qilianshan Road
- Zhenbei Road
- Daduhe Road
- Jinshajiang Road (Line 3/4)
- Longde Road (Line 11)
- Wuning Road
- Changshou Road (Line 7)
- Jiangning Road
- Hanzhong Road (Line 1)
- Shanghai Nature Museum
- West Nanjing Road (Line 2)
- Middle Huaihai Road
- Xintiandi (Line 10)
- Madang Road (Line 9)
- Lupu Bridge
- Shibo Avenue
- Changqing Road (Line 7)
- Chengshan Road
- Dongming Road (Line 6)
- Xianan Road
- Yanglian Road
- Lianxi Road
- Middle Huaxia Road
UPDATED 2nd November to correct some stations
On October 30th, Guangzhou’s Metro Line 3 northern extension opens to passengers, connecting Baiyun Airport to the metro system. We’ve previously written about the extension, note that two stations (Airport North and Gaozeng) will not open until 2012.
The new stations from north to south, are listed below. Click any station name for the Metropedia page with a location map, photos and travel times:
We’ve updated our online interactive metro map at www.exploregz.com with the new stations. We’ve also launched an awesome update for our iPhone app, which not only includes the new stations, but adds beautiful hi-res retina display graphics: see our Guangzhou iPhone app post for more details!
We’ve also updated the map to include the Guangfo Line and marked the Automated Passenger Mover, a new driverless train in central Guangzhou. Both are expected to open in early November.
We’re delighted to announce that Explore Guangzhou 2.7 is now available for download from the iTunes App Store.
The update includes new lines and stations including the Line 3 Airport Extension and the Guangfo Line.
As we previously blogged this is the first of our apps to include hi-res graphics for the iPhone 4/iPod touch 4th generation retina display, and the results are great!
Explore Guangzhou 2.7 is available in the iTunes App Store now!
On October 28th, Beijing’s Daxing Line (大兴线) opens, adding an additional 11 stations on the south end of the existing Line 4. Although originally planned as a separate line, it will now be fully integrated with Line 4 and trains will travel the full 40 km of the line.
The new stations from north to south, are listed below. Tap any station name for a Subwaypedia page with maps and photos.
Here’s a view from Google Earth looking south at the new stations.
Daxing district (大兴区) may not be frequently visited by most Beijingers, but it’s home to over 600,000 people. It’s also likely to be home to Beijing’s second airport.
We’ve updated our online interactive metro map at www.explorebj.com with the new stations. We’ll be adding timetable and routeplanner info shortly. An update for our Explore Beijing iPhone app will be available soon!
By popular request, we’re adding retina display support for our iPhone apps. And we have to say, it looks pretty sweet 🙂 On iPhone 4 and iPod touch (4th generation) you’ll get super-crisp maps and text!
Explore Guangzhou will be the first to receive the retina display treatment in the next update. Here’s a sneak preview:
A roundup of the latest metro news and links from ExploreMetro cities!
- Out, damned stench! Out of the Shanghai subway, I say! – The Shanghai Metro has banned bad smells including stinky tofu. “A lot of daily-use stuff can be smelly,” said Zhou Xinwei, a daily Metro rider. (Shanghaiist)
- Security checks to stay after Expo “The security checks effectively protect the safety of the public,” Yin Wei, deputy director of the Shanghai Subway Operation Company, told the Global Times Thursday. “In the interests of daily commuters, we’ve chosen not to rid of them once the Expo is over after all.” (Global Times)
- Singapore Metro map, anagrammed! – from Nude Jail to Ethical Realms
- Hong Kong MTR stations, to The Sound of Music – don’t ask…
We’re pleased to announce that Explore Guangzhou 2.6 for iPhone is now available on the iTunes App Store!
With just over a month a go until the opening ceremony of the Asian Games, we’ve launched this bumper update to ensure you’re all set for your Asian Games adventures!
Line 3 Airport extension and the Guangfo Line have not opened yet. Don’t worry, there will be another update before the Asian Games begins to add these lines 🙂
Explore Guangzhou 2.6 is a free update to to existing users, and just $0.99 to purchase. Download your copy today and get ready for the Asian Games!
We’ve just released Explore Taipei Metro Map for iPhone, version 2.6. This includes an updated way to select your preferred language for the app: see the video in our previous post! To celebrate, we’re making Explore Taipei absolutely free until 10/10/10!
Download your FREE copy today!
132 days after hitting the 6 million passengers/day milestone, the Shanghai Metro carried 7 million passengers in a single day on Thursday 30th September, on the eve of the National Day holidays! It’s the 17th time the record has been broken this year alone!