Since Shanghai Metro Line 9 opened last year, the stretch from Guilin Road to Yishan Road has been served only by a shuttle bus.
No more: as of 28 December 2008, you can now take a Line 9 metro train directly to/from Yishan Road, where you can interchange with Line 3 and Line 4.
The Explore Shanghai metro map has been updated to show this new connection. If you drag between two stations to plot a route, you’ll now see the new faster times.
Update January 2010 Line 9 was extended to Century Avenue in Pudong
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On our Shanghai metro map, visitors have long been able to listen to the sexy voice of Wang Jing reading out the station names:
So that our female listeners do not feel left out, we thought we’d better have a guy for the Beijing map. Several days later, all 106 stations now have recordings by our very own Shaun Tang!
On the ExploreBeijing subway map you can now hear a spoken Mandarin pronounciation of each station name. Simply click on any station, then click the “play” button which appears in the upper right hand corner of the bubble:
The big red arrow doesn’t actually appear on the real map.
Also on all the station pages in Subwaypedia (like this one) you can hear the station name by clicking on the ‘play’ button on the right hand side of the page.
Try it out here:
Now if we can just find someone with a Guangzhou accent-ah…
Several people have noticed the fun loading messages which appear while our metro maps for Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou are loading.
To celebrate the festive season, we’ve written some new loading messages with the theme “Christmas with Chinese characteristics”. Check it out on one of our maps: SH BJ GZ.
UPDATE: Line 11 opened on 31 December 2009
The official names for the Shanghai Metro Line 11 stations have been announced. The first phase links Shanghai’s northwestern suburbs with downtown (terminating at Jiangsu Road). It is set to open at the end of 2009. It will have two interchange stations with existing lines.
Line 11 will link Shanghai West Railway Station and the Shanghai International Circuit (home of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix) to the metro network for the first time.
Here is the list of stations, from south to north, with links to Metropedia articles for existing stations. The English names are our unofficial translations, based on the naming of current stations. Corrections and comments are welcome.
- Jiangsu Road (江苏路站) – interchange with line 2
- Longde Road (隆德路站)
- Caoyang Road (曹杨路站) – interchange with lines 3 and 4
- Fengqiao Road (枫桥路站)
- Zhenru (真如站)
- Shanghai West Railway Station (上海西站站)
- Liziyuan (李子园站)
- Qilianshan Road (祁连山路站)
- Wuwei Road (武威路站)
- Taopu Xincun (桃浦新村站)
- Nanxiang (南翔站)
- Malu (马陆站)
- Jiading Xincheng (嘉定新城站)
The line then branches into two. The northern branch has these stations:
- Baiyin Road (白银路站)
- Jiading West (嘉定西站)
- Jiading North (嘉定北站)
The western branch has these stations:
- Shanghai International Circuit (上海赛车场站)
- East Changji Road (昌吉东路站)
- Shanghai Automobile City (上海汽车城站)
- Anting (安亭站)
The official names for the Shanghai Metro Line 7 stations have been announced. Line 7 has been under construction for the past three years, and is set to open at the end of 2009. It will run from Baoshan District in the north of Shanghai, through downtown and into Pudong. It will have eight interchange stations with existing lines.
Here is the list of stations, from north to south, with links to Metropedia articles for existing stations. The English names are our unofficial translations, based on the naming of current stations. Corrections and comments are welcome.
- Meilanhu (美兰湖站)
- Luonan Xincun (罗南新村站)
- Panguang Road (潘广路站)
- Liuhang (刘行站)
- Gucun Park (顾村公园站)
- Qihua Road (祁华路站)
- Shanghai University (上海大学站)
- Nanchen Road (南陈路站)
- Shangda Road (上大路站)
- Changzhong Road (场中路站)
- Dachang Town (大场镇站)
- Xingzhi Road (行知路站)
- Dahua No.3 Road (大华三路站)
- Xincun Road (新村路站)
- Langao Road (岚皋路站)
- Zhenping Road (镇坪路站) – interchange with lines 3 and 4
- Changshou Road (长寿路站)
- Changping Road (昌平路站)
- Jing’an Temple (静安寺站) – interchange with line 2
- Changshu Road (常熟路站) – interchange with line 1
- Zhaojiabang Road (肇嘉浜路站) – interchange with line 9
- Dong’an Road (东安路站) – interchange with line 4
- Chuanchang Road (船厂路站)
- Houtan (后滩站)
- Changqing Road (长清路站)
- Yaohua Road (耀华路站) – interchange with line 8
- Yuntai Road (云台路站)
- West Gaoke Road (高科西路站) – interchange with line 6
- South Yanggao Road (杨高南路站)
- Jinxiu Road (锦绣路站)
- Fanghua Road (芳华路站)
- Longyang Road (龙阳路站) – interchange with line 2
- Huamu Road (花木路站)