The longest metro in the world: the numbers are amazing

The Shanghai Metro has been beforehand with Beijing in length due to the opening of an automated line at 42.3 km at the end of January this year. This increased the total length of the network to 772 km, informs railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to Zdmira.

The longest metro in the world

Underground Line 15 was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in 2010 and work began in 2017. It connected Gucun Park with the Zizhu High-Tech Complex. The line serves 29 stations, some of which are interchangeable to other branches and main railways. Another station, Guilin Road, will open later this year.

The line is equipped with an automatic train control system without the participation of drivers. It operates 54 six-car electric trains manufactured by CRRC in cooperation with Alstom. The train interval is 5 minutes during rush hours, the maximum travel speed is 80 km/h.

The rolling stock of the Shanghai Metro at the end of 2020 exceeded 7000 units. A total of 459 stations are located on the metro network. Line 14 and a section on the continuation of line 18 should be put into operation by the end of this year. It is also planned to start construction of six more metro lines.

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