Line 2 is an east-west line of the Shanghai Metro network. With a length of nearly 64 km, it is the second longest line in the metro system after Line 11. Line 2 runs from East Xujing in the west to Pudong International Airport in the east, passing Hongqiao Airport, the Huangpu river, and the Lujiazui Financial District in Pudong. With a daily ridership of almost 1.5 million,[4] it is the Shanghai Metro's busiest metro line. The eastern portion of the line, from Guanglan Road to Pudong International Airport, operates independently from the main line. The line is colored light green on system maps.

To scale map of Shanghai Metro Line 2

Service routes


  • AM - AM Rush hour (7:30AM–9:30AM on weekdays only)
  • M - Mainline
  • P - Partial Mainline
  • A - Pudong Airport
M P A Station name Connections Distance
English Chinese
East Xujing 徐泾东 0.00 0.00 Qingpu
Hongqiao Railway Station 虹桥火车站  10   17  Shanghai Hongqiao railway station AOH 2.13 2.13 Minhang
Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2 虹桥2号航站楼  10  Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport SHA 0.51 2.64
Songhong Road 淞虹路 5.69 8.33 Changning
Beixinjing 北新泾 1.40 9.73
Weining Road 威宁路 1.26 10.99
Loushanguan Road 娄山关路 1.60 12.59
Zhongshan Park 中山公园  3   4  1.68 14.27
Jiangsu Road 江苏路  11  1.43 15.70
Jing'an Temple 静安寺  7  1.13 16.83 Jing'an
West Nanjing Road 南京西路  12   13 [note 1] 1.82 18.65
People's Square 人民广场  1   8  1.21 19.86 Huangpu
East Nanjing Road 南京东路  10  1.14 21.00
Lujiazui 陆家嘴 1.86 22.86 Pudong
Dongchang Road 东昌路 1.30 24.16
Century Avenue 世纪大道  4   6   9  1.27 25.43
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum 上海科技馆 1.81 27.24
Century Park 世纪公园 1.43 28.67
Longyang Road 龙阳路  7   16   Maglev [note 2] 1.09 29.76
Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park 张江高科 Zhangjiang Tram Zhangjiang Tram 2.67 32.43
Jinke Road 金科路 1.64 34.07
Guanglan Road[note 3] 广兰路 Zhangjiang Tram Zhangjiang Tram 1.95 36.02
Tangzhen[note 4] 唐镇 3.38 39.40
Middle Chuangxin Road 创新中路 1.76 41.16
East Huaxia Road 华夏东路 2.13 43.29
Chuansha 川沙 3.17 46.46
Lingkong Road 凌空路 1.90 48.36
Yuandong Avenue 远东大道 3.11 51.47
Haitiansan Road 海天三路 2.91 54.38
Pudong International Airport 浦东国际机场  Maglev [note 5] Shanghai Pudong International Airport PVG 2.33 56.71


The first section of Line 2 was opened in October 28, 1999, from Zhongshan Park to Longyang Road. This section, which included 12 stations, totaled 16.3 kilometres (10.1 mi). A year later, Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park was added to the eastern part of the line, adding 2.8 kilometres (1.7 mi). Four new stations, located west of the Zhongshan Park station, opened in December 2006, extending the line to Songhong Road. This section added 6.15 kilometres (3.82 mi) to the line. Four years later, in preparation for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, the line was significantly expanded. In February, the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park station was rebuilt. In addition, another eastern segment took Line 2 to Guanglan Road.[5][6][7] A month later, the line was extended westward to East Xujing, adding 8.0 kilometres (5.0 mi) to the line including a stop at Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2.[8] On April 8, an eastward extension added 8 stations to the line, totaling 26.6 kilometres (16.5 mi) and taking Line 2 to Pudong International Airport.[9][10] On July 1, Hongqiao Railway Station opens to the public with the opening of the railway station of the same name.

In October 2006, it was decided to rename three stations on Line 2 by the end of the year,[11][12] adopting a new naming scheme: metro stations, unlike bus stops, are no longer supposed to be named after neighbouring vertical streets, but famous streets and sights in the vicinity, making it easier for visitors to find these places. The renamed stations are Century Avenue (formerly Dongfang Road), East Nanjing Road (formerly Middle Henan Road) and West Nanjing Road (formerly Shimen No. 1 Road).

Segment Date opened Length
Zhongshan Park — Longyang Road 11 June 2000 16.4 km (10.19 mi)
Longyang Road — Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park 26 December 2000 2.8 km (1.74 mi)
Songhong Road — Zhongshan Park 30 December 2006 6.8 km (4.23 mi)
Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park — Guanglan Road 24 February 2010 3.4 km (2.11 mi)
East Xujing — Songhong Road(except Hongqiao Railway Station) 16 March 2010 8.6 km (5.34 mi)
Guanglan Road — Pudong International Airport 8 April 2010 26.8 km (16.65 mi)
Hongqiao Railway Station 1 July 2010 Infill station


East Xujing to West Nanjing Road

The line begins at East Xujing at the intersection of Xumin East Road and Zhuguang Road.[13][14] The line heads northeastward under Xumin East Road for about 0.8 kilometres (0.50 mi) before veering off the road and heading east, passing under Huaxiang Road. The line then enters the interchange station serving the Hongqiao Railway Station.[15] This station is an interchange with Line 10. Shortly thereafter, the line enters the Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2.[16] Line 2 then turns northward until it meets Tianshan Road and turns east again, roughly running parallel under Tianshan Road. Along this road, the line enters the Songhong Road,[17] Beixinjing,[18] and Weining Road stations.[19] At the Loushanguan Road, Line 2 veers away from Tianshan Road, heading northeastward.[20] The line then enters the Zhongshan Park along Changning Road, an interchange with lines 3 and 4.[21][22] The subway line then runs parallel under Changning Road for a short distance before heading east under Yuyuan Road. Along Yuyuan Road, there is a station at Jiangsu Road, an interchange to Line 11.[23][24] East of this station, the line swerves away from Yuyuan Road and runs under Yongyuan Road, which merges into West Nanjing Road, where Line 2 enters the Jing'an Temple, an interchange to Line 7.[25] Just before entering the West Nanjing Road, the metro line veers away from West Nanjing Road to Wujiang Road.[26] Line 2 comes back under the road shortly thereafter.

West Nanjing Road to Longyang Road

Line 2 at the Lujiazui station

East of the West Nanjing Road, Line 2 heads eastward along West Nanjing Road, passing under the South-North Elevated Road. It then turns northeast into the People's Square,[27] and interchange with lines 1 and 8. East of the People's Square station, the subway line moves under East Nanjing Road to the East Nanjing Road.[28] Leaving the Huangpu District of Shanghai, the line heads under the Huangpu River and enters the Pudong New Area of Shanghai. The metro line passes the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the World Finance Center near its station at Lujiazui. The line then runs under Century Avenue and heads southeastward to the Dongchang Road. Line 2 then heads to the Century Avenue, the largest interchange station that serves lines 4, 6 and 9 as well. Line 2 continues southeastward along Century Avenue to the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum. From here, the line turns southward through Century Park to the Century Park. From here, the line turns southeast and then east as it enters the Longyang Road, an interchange with Line 7 as well as the Shanghai Maglev Train.

Longyang Road to Pudong International Airport

From the Longyang Road, the metro line heads eastward. Line 2 heads eastward, running under Zuchongzhi Road to the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park station. The line heads northeastward under Zuchongzhi Road to the Jinke Road and Guanglan Road stations. Line 2 then veers away from Zuchongzhi Road and heads under the Waihuan Expressway to the Tangzhen and Middle Chuangxin Road stations, turning south. Heading southward, it heads through the East Huaxia Road and turns back east, running under Chuanhuan Road. Line 2 then passes through the Chuansha. Heading away from Chuanhuan Road, the metro line then enters the Lingkong Road and Yuandong Avenue stations along Huazhou Road before turning southeast. Line 2 then begins running parallel to the Shanghai Maglev Train as it runs under the Yingbin Expressway and enters the Haitiansan Road. From here, Line 2 continues south to its terminus at the Pudong International Airport, which serves Shanghai Pudong International Airport.


Power Supply

Siemens Transportation Systems equipped this line with an overhead contact line (cantilever material: galvanized steel) and 7 DC traction power supply substations.[29]

Rolling Stock

AC02A, AC08, and AC17a series trains operate from Xujing East - Guanglan Road while AC17b series trains operates from Guanglan Road - Pudong International Airport.

Type Time of manufacturing Series Sets Assembly Notes
Type A 2000–2001 02A01 16 Tc+Mp+M+Mp+M+Mp+M+Tc Manufactured by Siemens AG and ADtranz
Type A 2007–2009 02A02 21 Tc+Mp+M+Mp+M+Mp+M+Tc Manufactured by Alstom and CSR Puzhen
Type A 2009–2010 02A03 16 Tc+Mp+M+Mp+M+M+Mp+Tc Manufactured by Alstom and CSR Puzhen
Type A 2009–2010 02A04 16 Tc+Mp+Mp+Tc Manufactured by Alstom and CSR Puzhen


  1. ^ Out of system transfer with Line 12 or Line 13.
  2. ^ Out of system transfer with Shanghai Maglev Train.
  3. ^ The section west of Guanglan Road towards Hongqiao Airport is served by 8-carriaged trains that run at 3-minute intervals; while the section east of Guanglan Road towards Pudong International Airport is served by 4-carriaged trains that run at 6 to 8 minutes' interval from 6 am to 10 pm. Any trips that bypass Guanglan Road station requires passengers to transfer to the opposite platform at the station, except for some trains during the morning rush hour that operate between East Xujing and Tangzhen.
  4. ^ Tangzhen is served by some 8-carriaged trains during rush hours only. All other trains stopping at this station are 4-carriaged trains that operate between Guanglan Road and Pudong International Airport.
  5. ^ Out of system transfer with Shanghai Maglev Train.


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