Shanghai Metro Line 2

Line 2 forms the west-east axis of the Shanghai metro network, intersecting with the north-south axis Line 1 at People's Square. Currently Line 2 runs from Songhong Road in the west to Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in the east, passing under the Huangpu river and the Lujiazui financial district in Pudong.


Work is underway on a western extension from Songhong Road to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, and an eastern extension from Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, most of which will be built underground . Extension to both airports will see the total length of the metro line increase to over 50km, considerably longer than the current 25.4km—both extensions are due to be finished before EXPO 2010.

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


Some important stations on the line are:


Power Supply

On metro line 2, Siemens Transporation Systems equipped the line with an overhead contact Line (cantilever material: galvanized steel) and 7 DC traction power supply substations.


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