Construction of the line began in March 1, 2001 & commercial service commenced on 1 January 2004. The train set was built by a joint venture of Siemens and ThyssenKrupp from Kassel, Germany and based on years of tests and improvements of their Transrapid maglev monorail. The trains have capacity of 574 persons.
The line is operated by Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Co. Ltd and runs from 06:45 to 21:30, with services every 15 to 20 minutes.
Photographed by Asit Baran Das & Bani Das.