Line 5 (Shanghai Metro)
Line 5 is a southern line of the Shanghai Metro network. It was opened on November 25, 2003 and despite its name was the fourth line to open. It is a light metro line. Alongside Line 6 it is often erroneously referred to as a 'light rail' line. The line connects the southernmost station of Line 1, Xinzhuang with the Minhang Development Zone in Minhang and Fengxian Xincheng in Fengxian, both in the suburbs of Shanghai. The line is colored violet on system maps.
|Other name(s)||R1a (planned name)|
Xinmin line (Chinese: 莘闵线)
Xinmin light rail (Chinese: 莘闵轻轨)
|Type||Rapid transit / Medium-capacity rail transport system|
|Status||Reserved southern extension to Pingzhuang Highway|
|Locale||Minhang and Fengxian districts|
Minhang Development Zone / Fengxian Xincheng
|Daily ridership||221,000 (2019 peak)|
|Opened||November 25, 2003|
|Operator(s)||Shanghai No.1 Metro Operation Co. Ltd.|
|Character||Elevated & Underground|
|Line length||32.7 km (20.32 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||Overhead lines (1500 volts)|
|Operating speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
Line 5, Shanghai Metro
Line 5 was built following Minhang District's own decision, and is the only line in Shanghai Metro system that was built only under a county-grade government's consensus.
In 1998, the Minhang District Government signed a contract with Shanghai Jiushi Group. In 2000, Jiushi signed a contract between Alstom to buy trains and started its construction. In 2002, Shanghai Modern Rail Transit Incorporation, a subsidiary of former Shanghai Ba-Shi (Group), starts its management of the line. On November 25, 2003, the line started its operation.
It started using Shanghai Metro's IC ticket system in 2005, which enabled Xinzhuang Station's in-station transferring; in the meantime, the line's management was taken over by Shanghai Metro No.1 Operation Company.
The branch line from the north side of Dongchuan Road goes straight at Humin Highway, and crosses the Huangpu River by Minpu 2nd Bridge to Fengxian District. It is the 1st metro service which goes through the Huangpu River by a bridge. The section which stretches from Dongchuan Road to Fengxian Xincheng began construction on July 30, 2014. The total length of the extension is 19.505 kilometers, with 7.74 kilometers running underground. The stops along the underground portion of this extension become the first underground stations on Line 5 when the extension entered operation in December 2018.
|｜||●||Minhang Development Zone||闵行开发区||1.10||16.55|
|Pingzhuang Highway[note 1]||平庄公路||3.06||35.79|
Note: Partial service between Xinzhuang and Jinping Road began on August 20, 2018 and ended on October 19, 2018. Separate service that split at Dongchuan Road, which appear as Xinzhuang - Dongchuan Road and Dongchuan Road - Minhang Development Zone began on October 20, 2018 and ended on December 29, 2018, due to the transformation of signal system of Dongchuan Road - Minhang Development Zone section and current 05C01 trains. Since December 30, 2018, Line 5 has two services routes as Xinzhuang - Fengxian Xincheng and Dongchuan Road - Minhang Development Zone. Passengers from the Minhang Development Zone branch line need to transfer at Dongchuan Road to continue journeys northbound, like Guanglan Road transfer on Line 2.
The 2nd phase may continue south to Haiwan town.
|Xinzhuang — Minhang Development Zone||25 November 2003||16.61 km (10.32 mi)||11||(initial phase)|
|Dongchuan Road — Fengxian Xincheng||30 December 2018||16.1 km (10.00 mi)||8||Southern Extension|
|Type||Time of manufacturing||Series||Sets||Assembly||Notes|
|Type C||2002–2004||05C01||17||Tc＋Mp＋Mp＋Tc (note that the passage between the carriages are sealed)||Manufactured by Alstom and Shanghai Electric
(Run from Minhang Development Zone to Dongchuan Road)
|Type C||2017–2018||05C02||33||Tc＋Mp＋M＋M＋Mp＋Tc||Manufactured by CNR Changchun
(Run from Xinzhuang to Fengxian Xincheng)
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- Pingzhuang Highway is a reserved station, it didn't open with the rest of the southern extension.