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Shanghai Subway

the inside view of Shanghai subway trainShahghai has a highly efficient and clean subway system with 7 underground lines and an elevated light rail. The station announcememts are in Chinese and English and signs are posted in pinyin, making the subway a convenient mode of transportation for foreigners. Avoid rush hour unless you want to know how sardines feel-expect a lot of jostling and be prepared to push and be pushed. Several more subway lines are under construction.

Subway lines 1 and 2 connect at People's Square, while the above ground line 3 connects at various stations. The subway maps are easy to understand and the exit are clearly marked and include English. The cost of tickets depends on distance traveled, with most costing between RMB 2 and 4.