The 5000th vehicle is part of an order for 31 eight-car type 02A05 trains being supplied by CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive to increase capacity on Line 2.

Shanghai opened its first metro line in May 1993 and the network has expanded rapidly, reaching 637km at the end of 2017. According to IRJ Pro, another 150km is currently under construction or planned.

The train fleet reached 1000 cars in 2007, 2000 cars in 2012, and 3000 cars in 2016. Shanghai Shentong Metro Group says it expects to receive its 7000th metro car in 2020.