Metro Line 5 to extend into Fengxian District in Shanghai Friday, April 18, 2008

Shanghai's Metro Line 5 will add two new stations across the Huangpu River and extend into Fengxian District, the Oriental Morning Post reported Friday.

The new stations, Minhang Station and Xidu Station, will stretch from Dongchuan Road Station, span the Huangpu River, and end at Datong Road in Fengxian, which makes it the first Metro line in the southern district of the city, the report said.

The 17.2-kilometer Metro Line 5, the city's fourth Metro line that opened in November 2003, has 11 stations and connects an Economic Development Zone in Minhang District to the terminal of Metro Line 1 in the district's Xinzhuang Town.

The extension will add 4.9 kilometers to the line, the report said.

Line 5 will be Y-shaped after the extension is completed.

The extension's section above the Huangpu River will be built on a lower deck of Minpu No. 2 Bridge, the report said.

The bridge is the ninth across the river and is under construction.

The bridge's upper deck will have six vehicles lanes while the lower deck is for the Metro extension, the report added.

The 436-meter cable-stayed bridge is expected to be open by the end of 2009, the report said.  

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Editor: Feng Tao
Source: Shanghai Daily