Line 5 is a southern line of the Shanghai Metro network. It was opened on November 25, 2003 and despite its name was the fourth line to open. It is a light railway line, alongside Line 6. The line connects the southernmost station of Line 1, Xinzhuang with the Minhang Development Zone in Minhang, a suburban district of Shanghai. The line is colored violet on system maps.
A branch line from the north side of Dongchuan Road will go straight at Humin Road, and cross the Huangpu River by Minpu 2nd Bridge to Fengxian District, 1st phase is from Dongchuan Road to Nanqiao Xincheng, will construction between 2010 to 2020, 2nd phase will go south to Haiwan, no timetable given.
The north part of this line connects Xinzhuang and Hongqiao Railway Station and its length is 14.3 km. This line will have 11 stations.
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