Line 2, Shanghai Metro

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Line 2
二号线
Shanghai Metro logo.svg
Shanghai metro line 2 people's square station.jpg
Line 2 AC02A series train at People's Square station.
Overview
Type Rapid transit
Status Operational
Locale Shanghai, China
Termini East Xujing
Pudong International Airport
Stations 31
Daily ridership 1,650,000 (2013) [1]
Operation
Opening June 11, 2000
Operator(s) Shanghai No.2 Metro Operation Co., Ltd.
Character Underground and elevated
Technical
Line length 60 km (37.28 mi)[2]
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Overhead lines (1500 volts)
Operating speed 80 km/h (50 mph)[3]
Route map
Line 2

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,[4] 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.

Service routes[edit]

Stations[edit]

Service
routes
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hanzi
Transfer
Location
East Xujing 徐泾东 Qingpu
Hongqiao Railway Station 虹桥火车站 510(line 5 opening 2020)ChinaRailwayHighspeed.svg Shanghai Hongqiao Minhang
Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2 虹桥2号航站楼 10
Songhong Road 淞虹路 Changning
Beixinjing 北新泾
Weining Road 威宁路
Loushanguan Road 娄山关路
Zhongshan Park 中山公园 34
Jiangsu Road 江苏路 11
Jing'an Temple 静安寺 7 Jing'an
West Nanjing Road 南京西路 1213(Both line 12 and 13 opens dec 2014)
People's Square 人民广场 18 Huangpu
East Nanjing Road 南京东路 10
Lujiazui 陆家嘴 Pudong
Dongchang Road 东昌路
Century Avenue 世纪大道 469
Shanghai Science & Technology Museum 上海科技馆
Century Park 世纪公园
Longyang Road 龙阳路 716Maglev(line 16 opens Dec 2014)
Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park 张江高科
Jinke Road 金科路
Guanglan Road [note 1] 广兰路
Tangzhen 唐镇
Middle Chuangxin Road 创新中路
East Huaxia Road 华夏东路
Chuansha 川沙
Lingkong Road 凌空路
Yuandong Avenue 远东大道
Haitiansan Road 海天三路
Pudong International Airport 浦东国际机场 Maglev

History[edit]

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.[5][6][7] 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.[8] 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.[9][10]

In October 2006, it was decided to rename three stations on Line 2 by the end of the year,[11][12] 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).

Route[edit]

East Xujing to West Nanjing Road[edit]

The line begins at East Xujing at the intersection of Xumin East Road and Zhuguang Road.[13][14] 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.[15] This station is an interchange with Line 10. Shortly thereafter, the line enters the Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2 station.[16] 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,[17] Beixinjing,[18] and Weining Road stations.[19] At the Loushanguan Road station, Line 2 veers away from Tianshan Road, heading northeastward.[20] The line then enters the Zhongshan Park station along Changning Road, an interchange with lines 3 and 4.[21][22] 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.[23][24] 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.[25] Just before entering the West Nanjing Road station, the metro line veers away from West Nanjing Road.[26] Line 2 comes back under the road shortly thereafter.

West Nanjing Road to Longyang Road[edit]

Line 2 at the Lujiazui station

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,[27] 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.[28] 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[edit]

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.

Technology[edit]

Power Supply[edit]

Siemens Transportation Systems equipped this line with an overhead contact line (cantilever material: galvanized steel) and 7 DC traction power supply substations.[29]

Rolling Stock[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership". Shanghai Metro. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Operations Overview". Shanghai Metro Operation Co, Ltd. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  3. ^ "Shanghai Metro Lines 1 & 2". Movia. Bombardier. Retrieved 2007-10-14. 
  4. ^ "Ridership". Sina. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  5. ^ Note that a new underground platform has been built at Zhangjiang station.
  6. ^ Extension of Line 2 to Guanglan Road Xinmin.cn, retrieved 24 February 2010
  7. ^ Extension of Line 2 Eastday.com, retrieved 24 February 2010
  8. ^ 上海地铁首次通入机场 虹桥机场2号航站楼将启用, retrieved 15 March 2010
  9. ^ 轨道交通2号线东延伸二期 4月8日连通浦东国际机场, retrieved 7 April 2010
  10. ^ 2号线明起通至浦东国际机场, retrieved 7 April 2010
  11. ^ Three Metro station names will be changed, Shanghai Daily, 21 October 2006
  12. ^ 'Shiji Avenue' new Metro station name, Shanghai Daily, 21 October 2006
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  19. ^ Google Inc. "Weining Road station". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=31.214972643,121.386299117&z=15. Retrieved February 15, 2011.
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  23. ^ Google Inc. "Jiangsu Road station". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=31.21949603,121.43131732&z=15. Retrieved February 15, 2011.
  24. ^ Mayer, Matt. "Jiangsu Road". Retrieved February 15, 2011. 
  25. ^ Google Inc. "Jing'an Temple station". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=31.2232118396,121.446434248&z=15. Retrieved February 15, 2011.
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