Shanghai’s Subway System is Huge
As of 2018 the Shanghai subway system consists of 17 lines, 666 kilometers of track, and 329 stations. By some measures the largest in the World. During the last 12 years I have been to Shanghai every year. The changes have been significant. Both the riders and the infrastructure are constantly evolving.
12 years ago I was mystified by the thoughtless behavior of riders. When train stopped in the station, they just started shoving their way in as soon as the doors opened. Another behavior during that time was the total disregard for standing in a line for tickets or even getting on a bus. It is much better now. My theory is that people are too busy with their phones.
But one thing hasn’t changed: it is still crazy crowded during rush hours.
Here are some words that might come in handy when riding a subway
|地铁站||dìtiě zhàn||subway station|
|二号线||èr hào xiàn||line 2|
|下一站||xià yí zhàn||next stop|
Note: the footage below was taken at about 9:30AM. It was not NOT rush hour.