• Shanghai Metro
Shanghai Metro - the largest in The length of subway lines in the world (420 km), the daily ridership of more than 7 million people.. Shanghai - the third city in China after Beijing and Tianjin, where the construction of the subway started.
This is one of the youngest and fastest growing metro systems, there are 12 existing lines, and 5 more under construction, including the continuation of the existing ones.
According to long-term plans, by 2025, Shanghai plans to build 11 more subway lines and 10 light rail lines (Skytrain). Unfortunately, I went down into the subway a few times, and I did not like.
Entrance to the subway. Which is convenient, one can see what this line is input.
Shanghai Metro modern, fast and inexpensive, it is kept clean at stations. Design dull, used cheap finishing materials. Metro looks more like a suburban mall. Colored stripes represent lines on the glass color, which belongs to the station.
The Shanghai subway operating system of payment depending on the distance. September 15, 2005 after the increase in the cost ranged from 3 yuan per 3 kilometers to 8 yuan per 46 km. In late 2005, the Shanghai Metro has introduced a single payment system (for the transplant before the line 5 and back passengers had to pay extra, because the lines are owned by different companies).
All tickets sold through vending machines. To organize all - made fence.
To buy a ticket - you need to specify to what the station is going to go, and the system will calculate the fare. Ticket is an ordinary plastic card which exit you need to pass.
At some stations there are inspection points. Things may be asked to pass through a scanner. When you exit are boxes with exposure seized from passengers of prohibited items.
That such an arsenal have collected at one station.
In transit stations is very convenient to make the navigation arrows. Immediately clear where to go.
Station almost all the same ...
In contrast to many other metro systems in the world, the Shanghai subway is used tokosom top, probably due to the voltage used 1500 - twice as many as in the majority of systems with the lower tokosomom. Track width - European 1,435 mm, which allows us to transport wagons, using the railway network of the country.
Metro equipped for the disabled movement. On the line 4 separated from the platform pathways transparent wall with sliding door, they also planned to equip other lines previously exposed.
on the LCD monitor inside the train cars going under the ground, showing advertising and name of the next station. The trains are also playing a record with the name of the next station in the Chinese and English languages, and information about the sights and shops next to the next station - only in Chinese.
At the stations, hot and humid, but the air conditioning is available in the trains themselves.
Underpass. Here we must bear in mind that everything was done very poorly. Tile totters and falls off, all small leaks.
Exit to the city.
When you exit the homeless often sleep. Judging by the number, nobody rides.