The next morning we decided to go to Nanjing Road for some serious shopping. We did a lot of walking spryly and hb took the opportunity to purchase on some interesting books.
The following day - all too soon it was time to go home. Our guide escorted us to Shanghai Maglev Train in Longyang Road Station departing to Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
Shanghai Maglev (Magnetic Levitation) Train is the first commercial high-speed maglev line in the world. Constructed on March 2001, and public service commenced on January 1, 2004.
The 30-kilometer trip will take only eight minutes with a regular service speed of 431/km/h (a digital speed indicator is shown).
The Shanghai Maglev Train operates between Longyang Road Metro Station in Pudong New District and Shanghai Pudong International Airport, everyday from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm at intervals of 15-20 minutes.
As of November 2006, the one way ticket costs 50 renminbi (RMB) (about $6.33 US dollars) and 40 RMB (US$5.06) for airline passengers with proof of an airline E-ticket purchase receipt (plane boarding passes are not acceptable). One-way VIP ticket costs 100 RMB (US$12.66). A round-trip ticket costs 80 RMB (US$10.13). (Click here for the Maglev train rate as of January 2010)