Line 2, Shanghai Metro
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, 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.
|●||●||Hongqiao Railway Station||虹桥火车站||AOH||2.13||2.13||Minhang|
|●||●||Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2||虹桥2号航站楼||SHA||0.51||2.64|
|●||●||●||West Nanjing Road||南京西路||[note 1]||1.82||18.65|
|●||●||●||East Nanjing Road||南京东路||1.14||21.00|
|●||●||●||Shanghai Science and Technology Museum||上海科技馆||1.81||27.24|
|●||●||●||Longyang Road||龙阳路||[note 2]||1.09||29.76|
|●||●||●||Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park||张江高科||Zhangjiang Tram||2.67||32.43|
|●||●||●||●||Guanglan Road[note 3]||广兰路||Zhangjiang Tram||1.95||36.02|
|●||Middle Chuangxin Road||创新中路||1.76||41.16|
|●||East Huaxia Road||华夏东路||2.13||43.29|
|●||Pudong International Airport||浦东国际机场||[note 5] 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. 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. 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. 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, 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).
|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|
The line begins at East Xujing at the intersection of Xumin East Road and Zhuguang Road. 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. This station is an interchange with Line 10. Shortly thereafter, the line enters the Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2. 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, Beixinjing, and Weining Road stations. At the Loushanguan Road, Line 2 veers away from Tianshan Road, heading northeastward. The line then enters the Zhongshan Park along Changning Road, an interchange with lines 3 and 4. 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. 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. Just before entering the West Nanjing Road, the metro line veers away from West Nanjing Road to Wujiang Road. Line 2 comes back under the road shortly thereafter.
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, 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. 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.
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.
Siemens Transportation Systems equipped this line with an overhead contact line (cantilever material: galvanized steel) and 7 DC traction power supply substations.
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|