The Shanghai subway is one of the youngest in the world and might become the most rapidly expanding if the same pace of construction continues. The current operational metro network is composed of a north-south axis from the Central Station to the southern suburbs (Line 1); a east-west line that links Pudong and Puxi areas (Line 2) and the third line, the so-called Pearl Line, runs from Baoshan Steel Complex in the north via Shanghai Railway Station to Caoxi Rd. in the south.
The future construction of Shanghai Urban Metro includes the construction of Line 4,5,6,7 and 8, which will form a comprehensive and convenient underground transportation network. Currently, the line 4 and 5 are under-construction.
Current Metro Network