An AC07 series train at Laoximen station on line 8.
|Other name(s)||M8 (planned name)|
|Locale||Minhang, Pudong, Huangpu, Jing'an, Hongkou and Yangpu districts|
|Daily ridership||1.221 million (2019 peak)|
|Opened||December 29, 2007|
|Operator(s)||Shanghai No.4 Metro Operation Co. Ltd.|
|Character||Underground and elevated|
|Line length||37.4 km (23.24 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||Overhead lines (1500 volts)|
|Operating speed||80 km/h (49.71 mph)|
Line 8, Shanghai Metro
|●||●||Middle Yanji Road||延吉中路||0.85||3.84|
|●||●||Hongkou Football Stadium||虹口足球场||1.47||10.52|
|●||●||North Xizang Road||西藏北路||1.27||11.79||Jing'an|
|●||●||South Xizang Road||西藏南路||1.12||19.06|
|●||●||China Art Museum||中华艺术宫||2.11||21.17||Pudong|
|●||●||Oriental Sports Center||东方体育中心||1.67||25.77|
|●||Shendu Highway||沈杜公路||Fengpu BRT||1.36||36.73|
- Hongkou Football Stadium - At this station, passengers can transfer to Line 3. Previously they must exit and re-enter the station, but a new linkway has been built via the shopping center.
- People's Square - Passengers can interchange to Lines 1 and 2. This is also a very important station, as it is located at a major financial district as well as near many tourist attractions.
- South Xizang Road: The first platform to platform interchange station in the Shanghai Metro network. Interchange with Line 4.
The subway line's first phase began trial operation on September 17, 2007 and officially opened on December 29, 2007, running between Shiguang Road and Yaohua Road. The second phase, from Yaohua Road to Shendu Highway began operation on July 5, 2009.
Even though Line 8 is a heavy rail rapid transit line, "C size" trains used for light metro lines consisting of 6 or 7 cars are being used throughout the line with platforms built to accommodate up to 8 car trains. Due to the trains relatively smaller loading gauge and capacity compared to "A size" trains used on other Shanghai Metro lines the line is extremely crowded. This has caused much doubt among the public in the Shanghai Metro's ability to accurately predict passenger flows for future lines. It was revealed that line 8 originally was forecasted to have a short term daily ridership of 400,000-500,000 people/day, which warrants the use of larger "A size" trains. This is not surprising given Line 8 is planned to serve some of Shanghai's densest neighborhoods and several major attractions. However the forecast was downgraded to 200,000 people/day which allowed Shanghai Alstom, a company interested in manufacturing and selling "C size" trains in Shanghai, to build trains for line 8. There are no short term solutions to the overcrowding. The loading gauges of "A size" trains are incompatible with "C size" trains but parallel relief bus services have started operating.
On May 4, 2017 it was announced the third phase had been renamed the Pujiang line, and will be a new 6.7 km (4.2 mi) long light metro line running from Shendu Highway station to Huizhen Road station. It will use rubber tire Bombardier Innovia APM 300 technology. On January 13 Bombardier delivered the first out of 44 autonomous people movers to Shanghai. It opened on March 31, 2018.
|Shiguang Road — Yaohua Road||29 December 2007||23.3 km (14.48 mi)||20||Phase 1|
|Yaohua Road — Shendu Highway||5 July 2009||14.1 km (8.76 mi)||8||Phase 2|
|Oriental Sports Center||12 April 2011||Infill station||1|
|China Art Museum||28 September 2012||Infill station||1|
|Type||Time of manufacturing||Series||Sets||Assembly||Notes|
|Type C||2006–2008||AC07||28||Tc＋Mp＋M＋M＋Mp＋Tc (6 car set)
Tc＋Mp＋M＋T＋M＋Mp＋Tc (7 car set)
|Manufactured by Alstom|
|Type C||2009–2012||AC15||18||Tc＋Mp＋M＋M＋M＋Mp＋Tc||Manufactured by CNR Changchun|
|Type C||2010–2012||AC15B||20||Tc＋Mp＋M＋M＋M＋Mp＋Tc||Manufactured by CNR Changchun|
- "Metro breaks records" (in Chinese). Shanghai Metro 163 Official. 2019-03-09. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
- 客流预测报告做出前内定小型车. Sina. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
- "Bombardier delivers automated people mover to Shanghai Shentong Metro". www.eurotransportmagazine.com. Retrieved 2017-02-21.