The Metro Line #9 east section opens yesterday. The newly opened section starts from Xujiahui Station and ends at Century Ave Station. It connects with the rest of the already opened Metro Line #9 and arrives at Songjia New Town, at the west most part of Shanghai.
I visited the Metro Line #9 newly extended stations this afternoon. Here is my report.
Insensitivity of New Lines
When Metro Line #1 opens, there are just about 10 stations. I know every single station so well. I even wrote guideline about each stations:
- Shanghai Metro Line #1 – Part III Oct 6, 2004
- Shanghai Metro Line #1 – Part II Sep 25, 2004
- Shanghai Metro Line #1 – Part I Sep 24, 2004
Now, it is impossible for me to be even aware of the names of the stations. I just briefly take some photos and share with you about 20 minutes tour.
Century Ave Station
I have more detailed description of Metro Line #2, Line #4, Line #6, and Line #9 Century Avenue Station. But at that time, only Metro Line #2, #6 and #4 where open. Now, Line #9 joined the other three lines, to make the station the biggest transit station in Shanghai (4 lines).
Below: the relative position of the four lines:
Transition in Metro Stations in Shanghai started to get confusing. Look at this direction board.
At Jiashan Road Station, there are area like this:
Obviously, it is reserved for stairs to go down to transit to another line in the future.
The best transition I saw, even better than , is the Zhaojiabang Road station. Metro Line #9 and Line #7 crosses with each other, with Metro Line #7 at lower level. Transit from Line #7 to Line #9 is just an (long) elevator away:
Xujiahui Metro Station will be an amazing station with 3 lines. Now, the transition between Line #1 and Line #9 is still very bad. You have to EXIT the Line #9 station via Exit #15, and go on the ground for 200 meters, and enter the Line #1 station via Exit 13. You have to pay again (no free transition).
In the future (before Expo 2010), the two stations will be connected via a big transition hall under the Grand Gateway. I am very looking forward to it.
To my Office?
Want to visit me in my office? Remember to take Metro Line #9, and exit at Exit #18. That is the closes Metro exit to me.
P.S. I am going to pay a visit to newly opened Metro Line #11 this holiday. It also opens yesterday. Now, Shanghai has the following metro lines opened:
Metro Line #1
Metro Line #2
Metro Line #3
Metro Line #4
Metro Line #5
Metro Line #6
Metro Line #7
Metro Line #8
Metro Line #9
Metro Line #11