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World’s longest Metro line opened in Shanghai

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    World Affairs
  • Published
    5th Jan, 2022

Context

Recently, World’s longest Metro Line has been opened in China’s Shanghai Province.

  • With the new lines, the total length of Shanghai’s metro network has extended to 831 km, continuing to be the longest in the world.

Key-points

  • With this inauguration, Shanghai upholds its rank as the city with the largest Metro network worldwide.
  • The city opened two new metro lines Line 14 and Phase One of Line 18.
  • The opening of two new lines has increased the total number of fully automatic metro lines in Shanghai to five, having an operating length of 167 km.
  • Now, there are 20 metro lines and 508 stations in Shanghai. Out of 508 stations, 83 are transfer ones.

About Shanghai

  • Shanghai is one of the four direct-administered municipalities in China. 
  • It is located on the southern estuary of Yangtze River. 
    • Huangpu River also flows through it. 
  • The city is the most populous urban area in China as well as the most populous city in the world. 
  • It is the only city in East Asia, having its GDP greater than its corresponding capital. 
    • The city is a global center for finance, research, business & economics, manufacturing, education, science & technology, tourism, culture & transportation. 
  • The Port of Shanghai is the busiest container port of the world.
  • Shanghai is the headquarters of the New Development Bank.