Line 6 (Shanghai Metro)
A view of the North Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone station.
|Other name(s)||L4 (planned name)|
Pudong light rail (Chinese: 浦东轻轨)
|Type||Rapid transit / Medium-capacity rail transport system|
Oriental Sports Center
|Daily ridership||500,000 (2017 peak)|
|Opened||December 29, 2007|
|Operator(s)||Shanghai No.4 Metro Operation Co. Ltd.|
|Character||Underground and elevated|
|Line length||32.318 km (20.08 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||Overhead lines (1500 volts)|
|Operating speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
|Line 6, Shanghai Metro|
Line 6 is an eastern north-south line of the Shanghai Metro network. The entire line is located in the Pudong New Area. A complete trip between the two end terminals, Gangcheng Road and Oriental Sports Center takes approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. The line is colored magenta on system maps.
|●||North Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone||外高桥保税区北||1.62||1.62|
|●||South Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone||外高桥保税区南||1.71||4.86|
|●||●||Pudian Road||浦电路||[note 1]||1.07||20.33|
|●||●||Shanghai Children's Medical Center||上海儿童医学中心||0.99||22.25|
|●||●||West Gaoke Road||高科西路||1.11||24.70|
|●||West Huaxia Road||华夏西路||1.40||29.12|
|●||South Lingyan Road||灵岩南路||1.08||31.00|
|●||Oriental Sports Center||东方体育中心||1.54||32.54|
- There are two stations named Pudian Road that are about 200 meters apart, one for Line 6 and one for Line 4. Free transfers between the two stations are physically not possible since both are distinct stations located along different parts of Pudian Road. A transfer between the two stations requires users to leave the fare paid area and cross an underground supermarket. This transfer will be counted as two separate journeys requiring two fares.
|Gangcheng Road — South Lingyan Road||29 December 2007||31.1 km (19.32 mi)||27||(initial phase)|
|South Lingyan Road — Oriental Sports Center||12 April 2011||1.2 km (0.75 mi)||1||Line 8 & 11 connector project|
Line 6 opened on December 29, 2007. The trains, with 4 carriages each, are manufactured by Shanghai Electric and Alstom. Like the Lexington Avenue Subway in New York City, passenger traffic has consistently exceeded the designed capacity of the line since its opening and causes severe strain to the services. The line was built to accommodate light metro narrow-bodied "C size" trains, which is not interchangeable with wide-body "A size" trains on other Shanghai Metro lines. This difference in loading gauge has made it impractical to upgrade the line to higher capacity "A size" trains to relieve demand.
Line 6 was forecasted to carry 105,000 people/day. However within the first few days of operation the line has exceeded 150,000 people/day. Realizing the sheer miscalculation during construction, the municipal government have pledged to add new trains and shorten wait times starting in June 2008. However, Line 6 still suffers severe crowding and delays especially during rush hours. The busiest section of the line is running at 133% capacity. With the opening of Line 12 the Shanghai Metro advises passengers divert to the new line to relieve crowding.
- Century Avenue is an interchange between Lines 2, 4, 6 and 9.
- Lancun Road is an interchange between Line 4 and 6.
- Gaoke West Road is an interchange between Line 6 and 7.
- Oriental Sports Center, the final station of Line 6, opened in April 2011. It is an interchange between Lines 6 and 8 and Line 11.
- Jufeng Road is an interchange between Line 6 and 12.
- Gangcheng Road,the other terminal station of Line 6,will be an interchange between Line 6 and 10.
- Yunshan Road will be an interchange between Line 6 and 14.
|Type||Time of manufacturing||Series||Sets||Assembly||Notes|
|Type C||2007–2008||AC12||21||Tc+Mp+Mp+Tc||Manufactured by Alstom|
|Type C||2009–2010||AC14||29||Tc+Mp+Mp+Tc||Manufactured by Alstom and CSR Changchun|
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