Shanghai Metro 地铁 - Live and Learn Chinese in Shanghai


If you live in Shanghai, your life will tie to Shanghai Metro 地铁. After the first line opened only in 1995 as a north-south axis from the Central Station to the southern suburbs, the Shanghai Metro system has reached a total length of over 800 km in 2020, comprising of 20 lines!

The Shanghai Metro is made up of both subway and elevated light railways. It has been the main transportation tool for the citizens of Shanghai which makes transportation between home and work much more convenient for thousands of inhabitants of Shanghai. And comparatively speaking, to take the subway is a better choice to get around Shanghai.
Up till now, the Shanghai Metro operates 20 lines. Here’s a map of Shanghai Metro:


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