Line 2, Shanghai Metro
Line 2 AC02A series train at People's Square station.
Pudong International Airport
|Daily ridership||1,650,000 (2013) |
|Opening||June 11, 2000|
|Operator(s)||Shanghai No.2 Metro Operation Co., Ltd.|
|Character||Underground and elevated|
|Line length||60 km (37.28 mi)|
|No. of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||Overhead lines (1500 volts)|
|Operating speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
|Line 2, Shanghai Metro|
Line 2 is an east-west line of the Shanghai Metro network. With a length of nearly 64 km, it is the second longest line in the metro system after Line 11. Line 2 runs from East Xujing in the west to Pudong International Airport in the east, passing Hongqiao Airport, the Huangpu river, and the Lujiazui financial district in Pudong. With a daily ridership of almost 1.5 million, it is the Shanghai Metro's busiest metro line. The eastern portion of the line, from Guanglan Road to Pudong International Airport, operates independently from the main line. The line is colored light green on system maps.
- East Xujing — Guanglan Road
- Songhong Road — Guanglan Road
- Guanglan Road — Pudong International Airport
|●||Hongqiao Railway Station||虹桥火车站||(line 5 opening 2020) Shanghai Hongqiao||Minhang|
|●||Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2||虹桥2号航站楼|
|●||●||West Nanjing Road||南京西路||(Both line 12 and 13 opens dec 2014)|
|●||●||East Nanjing Road||南京东路|
|●||●||Shanghai Science & Technology Museum||上海科技馆|
|●||●||Longyang Road||龙阳路||(line 16 opens Dec 2014)|
|●||●||Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park||张江高科|
|●||●||●||Guanglan Road [note 1]||广兰路|
|●||Middle Chuangxin Road||创新中路|
|●||East Huaxia Road||华夏东路|
|●||Pudong International Airport||浦东国际机场|
The first section of Line 2 was opened in October 28, 1999, from Zhongshan Park Station to Longyang Road Station. This section, which included 12 stations, totaled 16.3 kilometres (10.1 mi). A year later, Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park Station was added to the eastern part of the line, adding an additional 2.8 kilometres (1.7 mi). Four new stations, located west of the Zhongshan Park station, opened in December 2006, extending the line to Songhong Road Station. This section added an additional 6.15 kilometres (3.82 mi) to the line. Four years later, in preparation for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, the line was significantly expanded. In February, the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park station was rebuilt. In addition, another eastern segment took Line 2 to Guanglan Road Station. A month later, the line was extended westward to East Xujing, adding 8.0 kilometres (5.0 mi) to the line including stops at the Hongqiao International Airport and the Hongqiao Railway Station. In April, an eastward extension added 8 stations to the line, totaling 26.6 kilometres (16.5 mi) and taking Line 2 to Pudong International Airport.
In October 2006, it was decided to rename three stations on Line 2 by the end of the year, adopting a new naming scheme: metro stations, unlike bus stops, are no longer supposed to be named after neighbouring vertical streets, but famous streets and sights in the vicinity, making it easier for visitors to find these places. The renamed stations are Century Avenue (formerly Dongfang Road), East Nanjing Road (formerly Middle Henan Road) and West Nanjing Road (formerly Shimen No. 1 Road).
East Xujing to West Nanjing Road
The line begins at East Xujing at the intersection of Xumin East Road and Zhuguang Road. The line heads northeastward under Xumin East Road for about 0.8 kilometres (0.50 mi) before veering off the road and heading east, passing under Huaxiang Road. The line then enters the interchange station serving the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. This station is an interchange with Line 10. Shortly thereafter, the line enters the Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2 station. Line 2 then turns northward until it meets Tianshan Road and turns east again, roughly running parallel under Tianshan Road. Along this road, the line enters the Songhong Road, Beixinjing, and Weining Road stations. At the Loushanguan Road station, Line 2 veers away from Tianshan Road, heading northeastward. The line then enters the Zhongshan Park station along Changning Road, an interchange with lines 3 and 4. The subway line then runs parallel under Changning Road for a short distance before heading east under Yuyuan Road. Along Yuyuan Road, there is a station at Jiangsu Road, an interchange to Line 11. East of this station, the line swerves away from Yuyuan Road and runs under Yongyuan Road, which merges into West Nanjing Road, where Line 2 enters the Jing'an Temple station, an interchange to Line 7. Just before entering the West Nanjing Road station, the metro line veers away from West Nanjing Road. Line 2 comes back under the road shortly thereafter.
West Nanjing Road to Longyang Road
East of the West Nanjing Road station, Line 2 heads eastward along West Nanjing Road, passing under the South-North Elevated Road. It then turns northeast into the People's Square station, and interchange with lines 1 and 8. East of the People's Square station, the subway line moves under East Nanjing Road to the East Nanjing Road station. Leaving the Puxi district of Shanghai, the line heads under the Huangpu River and enters the Pudong district of Shanghai. The metro line passes the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the World Finance Center near its station at Lujiazui. The line then runs under Century Avenue and heads southeastward to the Dongchang Road station. Line 2 then heads to the Century Avenue station, the largest interchange station that serves lines 4, 6 and 9 as well. Line 2 continues southeastward along Century Avenue to the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum station. From here, the line turns southward through Century Park to the Century Park station. From here, the line turns southeast and then east as it enters the Longyang Road station, an interchange with Line 7 as well as the Shanghai Maglev Train.
Longyang Road to Pudong International Airport
From the Longyang Road station, the metro line heads eastward. Line 2 heads eastward, running under Zuchongzhi Road to the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park station. The line heads northeastward under Zuchongzhi Road to the Jingke Road and Guanglan Road stations. Line 2 then veers away from Zuchongzhi Road and heads under the Waihuan Expressway to the Tangzhen and Middle Chuangxin Road stations, turning south. Heading southward, it heads through the East Huaxia Road station and turns back east, running under Chuanhuan Road. Line 2 then passes through the Chuansha station. Heading away from Chuanhuan Road, the metro line then enters the Lingkong Road and Yuandong Avenue stations along Huazhou Road before turning southeast. Line 2 then begins running parallel to the Shanghai Maglev Train as it runs under the Yingbin Expressway and enters the Haitiansan Road station. From here, Line 2 continues south to its terminus at the Pudong International Airport station, which serves Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
Siemens Transportation Systems equipped this line with an overhead contact line (cantilever material: galvanized steel) and 7 DC traction power supply substations.
AC02A, AC08, and AC17a series trains operate from East Xujing - Guanglan Road while AC17b series trains operates from Guanglan Road - Pudong International Airport.
|Type||Time of manufacturing||Series||Sets||Assembly||Notes|
|Type A||2000–2001||AC02A||16||Tc+Mp+M+Mp+M+Mp+M+Tc||Manufactured by Siemens AG and ADtranz|
|Type A||2007–2009||AC08||21||Tc+Mp+M+Mp+M+Mp+M+Tc||Manufactured by Alstom and CSR Puzhen|
|Type A||2009–2010||AC17a||16||Tc+Mp+M+Mp+M+M+Mp+Tc||Manufactured by Alstom and CSR Puzhen|
|Type A||2009–2010||AC17b||16||Tc+Mp+Mp+Tc||Manufactured by Alstom and CSR Puzhen|
- The section west of Guanglan Road towards Hongqiao Airport is served by 8-carriaged trains that run at 3-minute intervals; while the section east of Guanglan Road towards Pudong International Airport is served by 4-carriaged trains that run at 6 to 8 minutes' interval from 6 am to 10 pm. Any trips that bypass Guanglan Road station requires passengers to transfer to the opposite platform at the station.
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