The Shanghai Metro is one of the longest metro stations in the world. How stations does it have, as of May 2013? That’s s slightly tricky question to answer, for a number of reasons:
Which lines to include?
For the purposes of this article, we’re including the twelve lines which provide regular metro service: that’s Lines 1 through 11, and Line 13. Line 12 is not yet open.
We don’t include the Jinshan Railway (“Line 22″), as the frequency of trains on the line is not high enough to constitute a rapid transit service, and there is no integrated ticketing with the rest of the network. Similarly, we exclude the Shanghai Maglev train.
We recently posted a map of China’s High Speed Rail Network to Facebook. With over 200 likes, I guess people found it entertaining! Here’s an updated version of the map, fixing some errors and showing the lines which should open during 2013. Shanghai to Kunming, anyone?
In the next version of Explore Hong Kong, we want to include the Cantonese transliterations, using the Jyutping transliteration system, for all Hong Kong MTR stations. Here’s a first attempt. If you have any corrections, do leave a note in the comments!
The London Transport Museum is looking for used travel tickets to feature in their upcoming exhibition ‘Mind the Map: inspiring art, design and cartography’, which opens next year. This includes tickets for boat, train, bus, air travel and more.
Exploring the theme of transport maps and mapping, the exhibition will include historic and contemporary maps, whilst exploring the future of mapping, and will include newly commissioned artworks by Stephen Walter, Simon Patterson, Jeremy Wood, Claire Brewster and Helen Scalway.
Another artist featured is Susan Stockwell, whose work often uses of themes of maps and mapping, transforming recycled materials from everyday objects into beautiful artworks.
On this occasion Susan will be experimenting with used transport tickets to create a large-scale world map. The artwork will also explore the role of tickets as a memory or symbolic representation of a journey.
The Museum is currently working with Susan to collect used transport tickets from as many types of travel, of various, and from as many countries and timespans as possible. She is also collecting stories and memories related to the tickets, which are often kept as souvenirs or memento.
Please send any tickets and stories to:
London Transport Museum
39 Wellington Street
michelle dot brown at ltmuseum dot co dot uk
Happy Mid-Autumn festival to all ExploreMetro fans! Here’s a special holiday treat for you metro-lovers. We’ve made an anagrammed version of the 2011 Shanghai Metro map, scrambling the letters of the English names of all stations for comic effect.
Click below for the full PDF metro map, here are some of our favorites:
Haha, brainy girls = Shanghai Library
Huge Shoe healing Communist Ascendancy = Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
Mouse came up arse = Aerospace Museum
Odd anagram = Madang Road
Back in 2008 I created the first anagrammed map of the Shanghai Metro. Since then the Shanghai Metro has added lots of new stations and lines and is now the longest metro system in the world, so I thought it was about time to bring the anagram map up to date!
Note for pedants: I used the common English name of the station as posted on signboards, spelling out directions e.g. South Lingyan Road. For some challenging stations (particularly the ones with lots of Xs and Zs I added “station” e.g. Dongjing Station -> Standing, I jog not.)