Previewing the Shanghai Metro Line 12 and Line 13 extensions

UPDATE: The new lines described below opened on December 19th 2015. Please see for a timeline of when these lines will be available in our apps.

Across Shanghai, the sound of drilling echoes around 25 new metro stations, the plastic wrap is coming off hundreds of new fare gates, and scores of security personnel are being trained in how to blankly stare into the distance. Yes, at the end of 2015 we’re expecting two new extensions, finally bringing Line 12 and Line 13 into the downtown area.

New Line 13 station at Xintiandi

New Line 13 station at Xintiandi

Although there’s no official opening date yet, new lines often open on the final Sunday in December, so we predict December 27th 2015 will see 21km of new track open on Line 12, and 9.8km of new track open on Line 13.

First up, Line 12. Currently Line 12 connects Qufu Road with the North Bund, north-eastern suburbs and northern Pudong, passing Tiantong Road, the International Cruise Terminal, Dalian Road, Jufeng Road and terminating at Jinhai Road.

A new 16 stations are expected, with an impressive number of connections to existing lines opening in downtown, before the line heads towards Minhang. In particular, South Shaanxi Road becomes a 3-line interchange with lines 1, 10 and 12, as does Hanzhong Road with Lines 1, 12, and 13. West Nanjing Road will also have three lines (2, 12 and 13) but unfortunately it will be a “virtual” interchange, meaning you’ll need to exit the paid area for some interchanges. The same fate befalls Longhua station, a virtual interchange between line 11 and line 12.

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Here’s the full list of new stations, with official Chinese and English names.

  • Qixin Road 七莘路
  • Hongxin Road 虹莘路
  • Gudai Road 顾戴路
  • Donglan Road 东兰路
  • Hongmei Road 虹梅路
  • Hongcao Road 虹漕路
  • Guilin Park 桂林公园
  • Caobao Road 漕宝路 (Line 1 interchange)
  • Longcao Road 龙漕路 (Line 3 interchange)
  • Longhua 龙华 (Line 11 “virtual” interchange)
  • Longhua Middle Road 龙华中路 (Line 7 interchange)
  • Damuqiao Road 大木桥路 (Line 4 interchange)
  • Jiashan Road 嘉善路 (Line 9 interchange)
  • South Shaanxi Road 陕西南路 (Lines 1 & 10 interchange)
  • West Nanjing Road 南京西路 (Lines 2 & 13 “virtual” interchange)
  • Hanzhong Road 汉中路 (Lines 1 & 13 interchange)
  • connects to existing Line 12 track via Qufu Road to Jinhai Road

Secondly, Line 13 which currently connects Changshou Road in Jing’an to the western suburbs, running along Jinshajiang Road. The line will continue south and east, with a double interchange with Line 12 at Hanzhong Road and West Nanjing Road. There’s then a new station at Middle Huaihai Rd., which lies roughly halfway between South Shaanxi Road and South Huangpi Road, before interchanges with Line 10 at Xintiandi and Line 9 at Madang Road. The line then heads into the old Expo area, with a newly renamed World Expo Museum station (formerly known as Lupu Bridge) and terminating at Shibo Avenue in Pudong. In future the line will continue further south, connecting with Line 7 at Changqing Road.

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Here’s the full list of new stations, with official Chinese and English names.

  • Jiangning Road 江宁路
  • Hanzhong Road 汉中路 (Lines 1 & 12 interchange)
  • Shanghai Natural History Museum 自然博物馆
  • West Nanjing Road 南京西路 (Lines 2 & 12 virtual interchange)
  • Middle Huaihai Road 淮海中路
  • Xintiandi 新天地 (Line 10 interchange)
  • Madang Road 马当路 (Line 9 interchange)
  • World Expo Museum 世博会博物馆
  • Shibo Avenue 世博大道
World Expo Museum station

World Expo Museum station

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11 thoughts on “Previewing the Shanghai Metro Line 12 and Line 13 extensions


    In your blog “Previewing the Shanghai Metro Line 12 and Line 13 extensions ”
    you said:” In future the line will continue further south, connecting with Line 4 at Changqing Road.”
    but Changqing Road is the station in Line 7

  2. Justin

    Hello~ again great and clear explanation regarding the upcoming opening of line 12 and 13.
    I found an error that needed to be fixed. It is under the full list of new stations of Line 13. The virtual interchange between Line 1, 12 and 13 should be on West Nanjing Road station, not, SH Natural History Museum station.

    Thanks a lot!

  3. Ken Walker

    It is hard to tell from the maps….but is there any plan to connect the Cool Docks area to the rest of the city at all? A lot of construction going on there now but no real good way to get there.

  4. Bill

    Thank you for this APP and it is really amazing in terms of accuracy of the time estimation between stations. I’ve been a fan of the APP since few years ago and have also kept in my phone, despite changing phone a few times including from Android to iOS now.

    With the 3 new lines in Shanghai opened and put into trial operation last weekend, wondering when will these new lines be captured? Maybe in the next version of the APP? Eager to see those new lines on the APP! 🙂

  5. Aries

    Extension lines were already opened since last week. Please release now the new updated version of your app. Thank you.

  6. jodie Gillies

    i wish there was a map which showed on a large map of shanghai , so I could guage where to catch line 13…

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