The Shanghai Metro station which recently opened next to the new sports complex for the 2011 World Aquatics Championship has had a name change. It will now be called simply “Oriental Sports Center” (东方体育中心). Oriental Sports Center station is the terminus of Line 6, as well as serving Line 8.
It is quite unusual for Shanghai Metro stations to be renamed after opening. After several stations on Line 2 were renamed back in 2006, the Shanghai Metro announced it would avoid name changes in future due to passenger confusion and cost.
Pop quiz: which Shanghai Metro station was originally known as Xinlonghua (新龙华)?
View the Metropedia page for Oriental Sports Center for more information and maps. Our online Shanghai metro map is already updated, we’ll have an update for our iPhone app shortly.
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