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Shanghai is building two totally new metro lines in 2020

67km of tracks will be added to the already sprawling network

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And it don't stop. Shanghai's quest for an ever-more extensive railway system continues in 2020 as the city has pledged to add a total of 67 kilometres of tracks to its already sprawling network by the end of the year. According to Shanghai Fabu, there are plans to build a northern extension of Line 10, Line 15 and the beginnings of Line 18.

The extension of Line 10 will start from the current terminal Xinjiangwancheng, go up north and cross the Huangpu River and go east all the way to Jilong Lu, intersecting with Line 6 at Gangcheng Lu.

In the west of the city, the ambitious north-south Line 15 is going to cover 42 kilometres long with 30 stops along the route. Starting from Zizhu Hi-Tech Park in Minhang district, the route goes all the way north to Gucun Park in Baoshan district, intersecting with eight other metro lines at major stops including Shanghai South Railway Station (Line 1 and 3), Loushanguan Lu (Line 2) and Shanghai West Railway Station (Line 11).

The proposed Line 18 will run almost parallel to Line 15, only a large proportion of the line will be in Pudong. In 2020, the first stage of Line 18 will connect Yuqiao and Hangtou in Pudong with eight stops in between. The completed Line 18 will reach as far north as Changjiang Nan Lu in Baoshan district, intersecting with 12 subway lines on the way.

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