Being home to millions of residents, it is one of the country’s most prominent financial and commercial centers. Currently, it is a big industrial hub and China’s major seaport. As a bustling metropolis with traditional and modern features, Shanghai serves as one of the best destinations for tourists and businesspeople alike. Shanghai can be reachable by air, by land and by water. Because it covers over 6000 square kilometers of land, locals and tourists need to use some form of transportation to travel around the province. Here’s a guide on how you can get about the beautiful province of Shanghai.
The Shanghai Metro is the rapid transit system of China’s biggest city. The Metro fuses the use of both light rail and subway lines. It’s now the longest network in the world, because of its 11 metro lines, 278 stations and 270 miles of tracks. In 2011, it offered more than 2 billion rides all over the country.
Shanghai Metro Lines
The 11 lines of the Shanghai Metro are the following – Fujin Road to Xinzhuang (Line 1 - red), East Xujing to Pudong International Airport (Line 2 - light green), North Jiangyang road to Shanghai South Railway Station (line 3 - yellow), Yishan Road and Yangshupu Road (Line 4 - blue), Xinzhuang to Minhang Development zone (line 5- purple), Gangcheng Road to Oriental Sports Center (line 6 - pink), Meilan Lake to Huamu Road (line 7 - orange), Shiguang Road to Aerospace Museum (line 8 – sky blue), Songjiang Xincheng to Middle Yangao Road (line 9 – powder blue), Xinjiangwancheng to Honqiao Railway Station (line 10 – light purple), and North Jiading to Jiangsu Road (line 11 – maroon).