Wednesday 15 Aug 2018 | 15:16 | SYDNEY
Wednesday 15 Aug 2018 | 15:16 | SYDNEY

Jaw-dropping China fact of the day


Sam Roggeveen


19 April 2010 14:47

The Transport Politic on Shanghai's metro:

Just fifteen years after the first segment of its first metro line opened, the city’s metro network has gained the title as the world’s longest with the opening of a section of Line 10 last week...

...Now Shanghai offers 282 stations and 420 km (261 mi) of lines, compared to 408 km in London and 368 km in New York, which now have the world’s second and third-largest rapid transit networks. Unlike those cities, which have only minor line extensions planned, Shanghai’s expansion plans are only half complete: not only does the city have 140 km of more lines currently under construction and intended for service by 2012, but it has an additional 300 km planned to be ready for operations by 2020, by which time this city alone will have more rapid transit mileage than the entire country of Japan.

Photo by Flickr user 2 dogs, used under a Creative Commons license.