Line 16, Shanghai Metro

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Line 16, Shanghai Metro
Huinan Metro Station.jpg
Type Rapid transit
Status Operational
Locale Shanghai, China
Termini Longyang Road
Dishui Lake
Stations 13
Daily ridership 180,000 (2015 Peak)[1]
Opened 29 December 2013
Owner Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Co., Ltd.
Character Elevated/Underground
Line length 58.962 km (36.64 mi)[2]
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

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 Huinan Town, Shanghai Wild Animal Park, the proposed Pudong Railway Station, 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, 11, 13 and 18.

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, Xinchang, Huinan, and Dishui Lake Stations.[5] After January 30, 2014, due to insufficient rolling stock and overcrowding of the line, all express services where 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 in 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]


Station Name

Station Name

Longyang Road 龙阳路  2  7  Maglev [a] Pudong
Middle Huaxia Road 华夏中路
Luoshan Road 罗山路  11 
East Zhoupu 周浦东
Heshahangcheng 鹤沙航城
East Hangtou 航头东
Xinchang 新场
Wild Animal Park 野生动物园
Huinan 惠南
East Huinan 惠南东
Shuyuan 书院
Lingang Avenue 临港大道
Dishui Lake 滴水湖

Name change[edit]

The new line was originally designated as Line 21. Shanghai Metro Authorities have sinced 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.