Line 3 (Shanghai Metro)

Line 3
SHM Line 3 icon.svg
Caoxi Road Station.jpg
An AC03 series train at Caoxi Road station.
Overview
Other name(s)M3 (planned name)
Pearl line (Chinese: 明珠线)
TypeRapid transit
SystemShanghai Metro
StatusOperational
LocaleXuhui, Changning, Putuo, Jing'an, Hongkou, and Baoshan districts
Shanghai
TerminiNorth Jiangyang Road
Shanghai South Railway Station
Stations29
Daily ridership642,000 (2014 Peak)[1]
Operation
OpenedDecember 26, 2000
Operator(s)Shanghai No.3 Metro Operation Co. Ltd.
CharacterElevated
Technical
Line length40.23 km (25.00 mi)[2]
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
ElectrificationOverhead wires (1500 volts)
Operating speed80 km/h
Route map
Line 3

Line 3 is a north-south line of the Shanghai Metro network. Its rolling stock carry a bright yellow colour belt to differentiate them from Line 4 trains which share a portion of its track. Unlike the majority of the lines in the Shanghai Metro system, Line 3 is primarily elevated, entirely above ground except for its Tieli Road, located at the entrance to Baosteel Group Corporation. The line runs from North Jiangyang Road in the north to Shanghai South Railway Station in the southwest of the city, where it meets Line 1. While Line 1 goes straight through the city center, Line 3 roughly follows the Inner Ring Road around the city from Caoxi Road to Zhongtan Road (where it turns eastwards to join the route of the Shanghai–Nanjing railway). The line is colored yellow on system maps.

To scale map of Shanghai Metro Line 3