Line 16, Shanghai Metro

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Line 16, Shanghai Metro
Huinan Metro Station.jpg
Type Rapid transit
System Shanghai Metro
Status Operational
Locale Shanghai, China
Termini Longyang Road
Dishui Lake
Stations 13
Daily ridership 220,000 (2017 Peak)[1]
Opened 29 December 2013
Owner Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Co., Ltd.
Character Elevated/Underground
Line length 58.96 km (36.64 mi)[2]
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed 120.0 km/h (74.56 mph)

Line 16 is a southern line of the Shanghai Metro network. The line is colored aqua on system maps. It was originally designated as Line 21 and was planned as the south part of Line 11. The line runs entirely in Pudong New Area, starting from Longyang Road, via Shanghai Wild Animal Park, Huinan Town, ending at Dishui Lake Station in Nanhui New City. The line is 59 km long and has 13 stations of which three are underground and the rest elevated.[3] Construction begun in early 2009, and the line opened on 29 December 2013.[2][4] The 2nd phase was completed at the end of 2014, providing interchanges to Lines 2, 7 and 11.

To scale map of Shanghai Metro Line 16

Express Services[edit]

Line 16 so far is the only line in the Shanghai Metro planned to feature different stopping services, with an express service stopping only at Longyang Road, Luoshan Road, Xinchang, Huinan, and Dishui Lake Stations.[5] After January 30, 2014, due to insufficient rolling stock and overcrowding of the line, all express services were suspended. These measures allowed local train headways to shorten from every 20 minutes to 10 minutes.[6] Once sufficient rolling stock has been acquired then express services will resume.[7] In addition, to further increase capacity, the existing 3 car train sets will be expanded to full 6 car sets by the end of 2015.[8] Express services resumed on March 21, 2016. In addition, the rush hour headway was reduced to a minimum of 4 minutes and operated with a mixture of 6 car and 3 car trains.[9]


L Station name Connections Distance
English Chinese
Longyang Road 龙阳路  2   7   Maglev [a] 0.00 0.00 Pudong
Middle Huaxia Road 华夏中路 4.37 4.37
Luoshan Road 罗山路  11  2.67 7.04
East Zhoupu 周浦东 4.98 12.02
Heshahangcheng 鹤沙航城 2.62 14.64
East Hangtou 航头东 2.60 17.24
Xinchang 新场 3.60 20.84
Wild Animal Park 野生动物园 4.84 25.68
Huinan 惠南 6.05 31.73
East Huinan 惠南东 5.79 37.52
Shuyuan 书院 10.61 48.13
Lingang Avenue 临港大道 7.08 55.21
Dishui Lake 滴水湖 2.59 57.80


Segment Date opened Length
Luoshan Road — Dishui Lake 29 December 2013 52.850 km (32.84 mi)
Longyang Road — Luoshan Road 28 December 2014 6.112 km (3.80 mi)

Name change[edit]

The new line was originally designated as Line 21. Shanghai Metro Authorities have since changed this to Line 16,[10] and will integrate into the planned transport hub of Lingang city.[11]

Rolling Stock[edit]

AC19 Train
Type Time of manufacturing Series Sets Assembly Notes
Type A 2012–2014 AC19 46 Mcp+M+Mcp (Expandable to Mcp+M+Mcp=Mcp+M+Mcp) Manufactured by CSR Zhuzhou


  1. ^ Out of system transfer with Shanghai Maglev Train.