Thursday, December 7

Shanghai establishes the world’s longest driverless subway network

Shanghai will open a new driverless metro line, Line 14, bringing to five the number of metro lines equipped with driverless technology.

The northern section of phase 1 of Shanghai Line 18, which will mainly cover the Pudong New Area north of the city and the northeastern district dand Yangpu, will also debut this Thursday.

With the new openings, the total length of all subway lines in Shanghai will increase to 831 kilometers.

The city remains the city with the largest metro network in the world with 20 metro lines, 508 stations, 83 of which are hubs for transfers.

With 167 kilometers of driverless subway lines, for the first time it will occupy the first place in terms of scale of this type of service, detailed the Shanghai Metro.

The new metro line 14, which covers 38 kilometers and 31 stations, runs through some of the main areas of Shanghai, including the districts of Jiading, Putuo, Jing’an, Huangpu and the Pudong New Area.

Via metro line 14 you can reach some of the city’s most famous tourist attractions and landmarks such as the Templo Jing’an y Lujiazui.

“For a long time, I have been looking forward to the opening of subway line 14,” said a Shanghai resident surnamed Qi. There is a new station on subway line 14 just 100 meters from Qi’s house in the Jiading suburban district.

The new subway line will cut Qi’s regular travel time from nearly an hour to about 20 minutes.

China Daily