Shanghai Metro Line 1 is the first metro line in Shanghai, and was opened on December 12, 1994. It runs from Fujin Road in the north, via Shanghai Railway Station to Xinzhuang in the south. This line added a very important transport method to the city, making transportation between home and work much more convenient for thousands of people living in Shanghai.
A northern extension running from Fujin Road to Gongfu Xincun was opened on December 29, 2007. This added 3 stations to the metro line.
This line serves many important points in Shanghai, and it is clear that the line was designed to do so. Due to the large amount of important locations, this line is extremely busy. The daily ridership is over 1,000,000. It is the busiest line of the Shanghai Metro system, and will continue to be so in the future.
Originally Posted: China Business Daily
Author: Angulo Fu