Monthly Archives: October 2010

Shanghai Metro Line 13: More than just the Expo

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
  • Fengzhuang
  • 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)
  • Liuli
  • Xianan Road
  • Yanglian Road
  • Lianxi Road
  • Middle Huaxia Road

UPDATED 2nd November to correct some stations

Guangzhou’s Line 3 reaches the airport

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 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.

The wow is now! Explore Guangzhou 2.7 with retina display

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!

The dashing Daxing Line: Beijing’s Line 4 heads south

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 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!

Saturday Subway Stuff: Stinks, security, shuffling and songs

A roundup of the latest metro news and links from ExploreMetro cities!

Explore Guangzhou 2.6: Ready for the Asian Games

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!

What’s new:

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!