Century Avenue station

Century Avenue (simplified Chinese: 世纪大道; traditional Chinese: 世紀大道; pinyin: Shìjì Dàdào) is a major Shanghai Metro interchange station named after Century Avenue, which runs above the station. It is currently the only interchange on the Shanghai Metro network to serve four lines (namely Lines 2, 4, 6 and 9), and the first four-line interchange metro or subway station in mainland China.[1]

Century Avenue

世纪大道
Shanghai Metro
Century Avenue Station Line 4 Platform.jpg
Line 4 platform
LocationIntersection of Century Avenue, Dongfang Road, and Zhangyang Road
Pudong, Shanghai
China
Coordinates31°13′43″N 121°31′38″E / 31.228682°N 121.527213°E / 31.228682; 121.527213Coordinates: 31°13′43″N 121°31′38″E / 31.228682°N 121.527213°E / 31.228682; 121.527213
Operated byShanghai No. 1/2/3/4 Metro Operation Co. Ltd.
Line(s)
Platforms8 (3 island platforms on Lines 2, 4 & 9 and 2 side platforms on Line 6)
Tracks8
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened
  • 20 September 1999 (1999-09-20) (Line 2)
  • 28 October 2006 (2006-10-28) (reopening; Lines 2 and 4)
  • 29 December 2007 (2007-12-29) (Line 6)
  • 31 December 2009 (2009-12-31) (Line 9)
Closed22 October 2005 (2005-10-22)
Previous namesDongfang Road
Services
Preceding station   Shanghai Metro   Following station
toward East Xujing
Line 2
toward clockwise direction
Line 4
toward counter-clockwise direction
Line 6
Line 9
toward Caolu
Location
Century Avenue is located in Shanghai
Century Avenue
Century Avenue
Location in Shanghai

This station, first known as Dongfang Road station (东方路站),[2][3] is part of the initial section of Line 2 that opened from Zhongshan Park to Longyang Road that opened on 20 September 1999.[4][5][6] Beginning on 22 October 2005,[3] the station closed for reconfiguration and improvements in preparation for the planned 4-line interchange with Lines 4, 6, and 9.[3] On 28 October 2006, the station was reopened and first served as an interchange between Lines 2 and 4,[7] and the name was changed to the present Century Avenue according to the new convention to name metro stations after famous streets or sights in the vicinity. The interchange with Line 6 opened on 29 December 2007 as part of that line's initial section between Gangcheng Road and South Lingyan Road,[8] while the fourth interchange with Line 9, part of the line's downtown (Century Avenue to Yishan Road) section, opened on 31 December 2009.[9]

The station uses an optimized interchange solution. Line 6 uses two side platforms on the upper underground level and heads north-south, while Lines 2, 4 and 9 all use island platforms on the lower level and head east-west.[1][7]

Station LayoutEdit

G Entrances and Exits Exits 1-12
B1 Concourse A Faregates, Station Agent
Side platform, doors open on the right
Northbound      Line 6 towards Gangcheng Road (Yuanshen Stadium)
Southbound      Line 6 towards Oriental Sports Center (Pudian Road)
Side platform, doors open on the right
Concourse B Faregates, Station Agent
B2 Westbound      Line 9 towards Songjiang South Railway Station (Shangcheng Road)
Island platform, doors open on the left
Eastbound      Line 9 towards Caolu (Middle Yanggao Road)
Westbound      Line 2 towards East Xujing (Dongchang Road)
Island platform, doors open on the left
Eastbound      Line 2 towards Pudong International Airport (Shanghai Science and Technology Museum)
B3 Counterclockwise      Line 4 to Pudong Avenue
Island platform, doors open on the left
Clockwise      Line 4 to Pudian Road

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 上海世纪大道站成国内首个4线换乘站. Tencent (QQ) Expo 2010. Oriental Morning Post. 22 December 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ Metro #2 Station Name Change Archived January 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c Li Yanqiu (李艳秋); Zhong Hui (钟晖) (22 October 2005). Wang Fei (王飞) (ed.). 地铁2号线今起直接驶过东方路站 东方路站封站一年 [Line 2 trains from today will skip Dongfang Road station; Dongfang Road station to close for one year]. eastday.com. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 这两天,东方路站站厅的2号、3号出口附近已贴出东方路站未来“四线换乘”的效果图
  4. ^ 上海市地方志办公室 上海通网站 上海市地情资料库 上海市的百科全书. shtong.gov.cn. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  5. ^ 上海市地方志办公室 上海通网站 上海市地情资料库 上海市的百科全书. shtong.gov.cn. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  6. ^ 20年迈向世界:珍贵老照片展示上海地铁发展. Eastday (in Chinese). 27 May 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  7. ^ a b 上海轨交枢纽世纪大道站实现零换乘明日启用. Sina News. Jiefang Daily. 27 October 2006. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  8. ^ 上海市地方志办公室 上海通网站 上海市地情资料库 上海市的百科全书. shtong.gov.cn. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  9. ^ 上海市地方志办公室 上海通网站 上海市地情资料库 上海市的百科全书. shtong.gov.cn. Retrieved 13 September 2017.