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Old May 7th, 2013, 09:23 PM   #1261
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Shanghai Line 2 has 60km afaik
I've heard a figure of 64 km.

But line 10 of Beijing metro is the longest circular line in the world, that's what I wanted to say.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 09:31 PM   #1262
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Seoul subway's line 2 is a 60 km circular line.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 09:44 PM   #1263
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Is it underground?
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Old May 7th, 2013, 10:04 PM   #1264
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Not sure of that. You only asked about longest circular line .

BTW, I checked again. The closed circular part is only 48 km for that line. Balance 12 km is spread over 2 branches. So that line cannot be called the longest circular line.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 01:24 AM   #1265
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Shanghai Line 2 has 60km afaik
But that's not actually 1 line, right? You have to switch trains to do the whole line, so it's actually 2 lines.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 06:11 AM   #1266
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Not sure of that. You only asked about longest circular line .

BTW, I checked again. The closed circular part is only 48 km for that line. Balance 12 km is spread over 2 branches. So that line cannot be called the longest circular line.
OK, than, line 10 of Beijing metro is currently the longest.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 06:12 AM   #1267
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But that's not actually 1 line, right? You have to switch trains to do the whole line, so it's actually 2 lines.
Indeed it is a single line as technically trains may run from East Xujing to Pudong international airport.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 07:41 AM   #1268
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Shanghai Line 2 has 60km afaik
The 2 stations near Pudong Airport are elevated ones, so the underground part is around 50 km. I was asking the longest underground line, there are quite a few ground/elevated lines longer than 57 km.

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Guangzhou Line 3 is more than 60km underground.
yes Guangzhou Line 3 has 64 km underground but it's a "Y" shape route not a one-start one-end or circle line.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 08:24 AM   #1269
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Near Pudong airport there are much more than just 2 stations that are onground or elevated. I did ride once form the airport down to Hongqiao to find out how long it will take. So, there were at least 5-7 elevated stations.

Btw, the whole trip took 1h35 including the waiting time at Guanglan Lu.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 09:09 AM   #1270
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Actually only Yuandong Avenue (远东大道) and HaitianSan Road (海天三路) are elevated stations. Pudong Airport is a ground station (looks like underground). All the other 27 stations are located underground. But the distance that the 3 stations cover is more than 10km. So it feels like there are many stations above the ground.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 02:00 PM   #1271
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Indeed it is a single line as technically trains may run from East Xujing to Pudong international airport.
By that logic London - Rome is also one line

Shanghai line 2 is actually run as 2 lines, no matter what they call it.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 10:30 PM   #1272
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Run as two lines in what sense?
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Run as two lines in what sense?
As in you you need to physically change trains I'll guess?
But line 2 is obviously one line. Both in this question an in its self.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 03:29 AM   #1274
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As in you you need to physically change trains I'll guess?
But line 2 is obviously one line. Both in this question an in its self.
You need to physically change trains, the same way you would when changing lines. There's basically a Line 2 West and a Line 2 East, as is shown in the table on this page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_2,...Metro#Stations


With a transfer at Guanglan Road Station:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanglan_Road_Station

Until they run the full length of line 2, it's just obviously two lines.
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You need to physically change trains, the same way you would when changing lines. There's basically a Line 2 West and a Line 2 East, as is shown in the table on this page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_2,...Metro#Stations


With a transfer at Guanglan Road Station:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanglan_Road_Station

Until they run the full length of line 2, it's just obviously two lines.
That's not exactly accurate. They share an island platform, I've changed there myself.
But this discussion was brought up as an answer of the longest underground tunnel/circle line, so regards in that, I think it's fair to say it's one.
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May 7. Line 10 set new ridership high of 1.74 million
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What's the reason of running this line in two parts?
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Old May 9th, 2013, 04:08 PM   #1278
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You need to physically change trains, the same way you would when changing lines. There's basically a Line 2 West and a Line 2 East, as is shown in the table on this page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_2,...Metro#Stations


With a transfer at Guanglan Road Station:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanglan_Road_Station

Until they run the full length of line 2, it's just obviously two lines.
Wow, are you serious? A lot of cities with lines travelling well into the outskirts change trains because of different frequencies, shorter trainset length, etc. Yet they are not considered as different lines.
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What's the reason of running this line in two parts?
the main reason AFAIK is that they have a very busy part through central and west Shanghai, while the eastern part is slow on passengers. So they do this so they don't need to run empty trains on the eastern part.

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In such cases, some of the trains service the busier part while some service whole line which means that busier parts will have better train frequency. Haven't seen trains of different lengths serving different parts of a line.

Anyways, is this technically one single line, that is, can direct trains run from Hongqiao to Pudong in future?
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