Line 5, Shanghai Metro

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Line 5, Shanghai Metro
Line 5 Platform of Minhang Development Zone Station.jpg
An AC11 series train at Minhang Development Zone station.
Type Rapid transit / Medium-capacity rail transport system
System Shanghai Metro
Locale Shanghai, China
Termini Xinzhuang
Minhang Development Zone
Stations 11
Daily ridership 170,000 (2014 peak)[1]
Opened November 25, 2003
Operator(s) Shanghai No.1 Metro Operation Co. Ltd.
Character Elevated
Line length 17.2 km (10.69 mi)
Number 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)
Route map
Line 5

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 metro line. Alongside Line 6 it is often erroneously refereed as a 'light rail' line. 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.


Station name Connections Distance
English Chinese
Xinzhuang 莘庄  1   Jinshan 
China Railway Xinzhuang
0.00 0.00 Minhang
Chunshen Road 春申路 1.58 1.58
Yindu Road 银都路 1.08 2.66
Zhuanqiao 颛桥 2.70 5.36
Beiqiao 北桥 2.55 7.91
Jianchuan Road 剑川路 2.17 10.08
Dongchuan Road 东川路 0.97 11.05
Jinping Road 金平路 1.47 12.52
Huaning Road 华宁路 1.48 14.00
Wenjing Road 文井路 1.45 15.45
Minhang Development Zone 闵行开发区 1.10 16.55
Jiangchuan Road 江川路 Minhang
Xidu 西渡 Fengxian
Xiaotang 肖塘
Fengpu 奉浦
Huandong Road 环东路
Wangyuan Road 望园路
Jinhai Lake 金海湖
Nanqiao Xincheng 南桥新城
South Nanqiao Xincheng 南桥新城南

Future expansion[edit]

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. By then , it will be the 1st metro service which goes through the Huangpu River by a bridge . The 1st phase will stretch from Dongchuan Road to South Nanqiao Xincheng, and began construction on July 30, 2014.[2] The total length of the first extension is 19.505 kilometers, with 7.74 kilometers running underground.[3] The stops along the underground portion of this extension will be the first underground stops on Line 5 when construction is expected to end in 2017.

The 2nd phase will continue south to Haiwan.


Segment Date opened Length
Xinzhuang — Minhang Development Zone 25 November 2003 17.2 km (10.69 mi)

Rolling Stock[edit]

Type Time of manufacturing Series Sets Assembly Notes
Type C 2002–2004 AC11 17 Tc+Mp+M+Tc (note that the passage between the carriages are sealed) Manufactured by Alstom


  1. ^ "12月31日客流破千万". Shanghai Metro. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  2. ^ 上海轨道交通5号线南延伸段6月底开工 (in Chinese). 隧道网. 2014-06-20. Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
  3. ^ 上海轨道交通5号线南延伸段动工 2017年试通车 (in Chinese). Chinanews. 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2014-08-16.