Six new stations to open on Metro Line 10
A Metro Line 10 train runs on the extended part of the line.Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE
The expanded Gangcheng Road station on Line 6 and 10.Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE
Passengers of Line 10 can interchange to Line 6 at Gangcheng Road station, the only elevated Metro station in Shanghai in which passengers can interchange to another line on the same floor.Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE
The timetable on a column on the platform of Guofan Road station, the first of its kind in Shanghai Metro lines.Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE
An art installation at Jilong Road station.Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE
The second phase of the Metro Line 10 is near to opening as safety assessment work has been accomplished, Shanghai Metro said on Friday.
This will add six new stations to the line, linking the northern part of the Pudong New Area with Yangpu District across the Huangpu River, significantly reducing the commuting time for residents in this part of the city.
Currently, going from the north of Pudong to Yangpu by Metro would mean taking Line 6 and then interchanging to Line 12 and Line 10. The new direct link could reduce the travel time by two-thirds, or 40 minutes.
The extension starts from Xinjiangwancheng Station with the terminal at Jilong Road Station in Pudong.
The Jilong Road Station will become the first Metro station within a free trade zone in China, which didn’t come easy, according to Wei Bo, project manager of the second phase.
“Such Metro stations have much more requirements than those of others elsewhere, and we had done a lot of communication work with the administrators of the zone in order to introduce the Metro there,” he said.
Passengers on the line can interchange to Line 6 at Gangcheng Road Station, the only elevated Metro station in Shanghai where passengers can interchange to another line on the same floor.
Toilets for women in the six new stations will have more seats than in other stations in the city, fulfilling a government recommendation.
Shanghai Metro said the new stations should be able to open by the end of the year.
Here in the video is a first view of the new stations.