Beijing Subway

14 March, 2014 (12:44) | Beijing blog | By: admin

Beijing SubwayBeijing Subway is the first metro in China. It was planned in 1953 and put into use on October 1 in 1969. With 17 Metro Lines, the Beijing Metro is the busiest urban rail transit system(RTS) in China.

Metro Line 1
Beijing Metro Line 1 is mainly located under the Chang’an Street, connecting some important business circles such as Xidan, Wangfujing, Dong Dan, CBD, etc.

Date of operation: October 1, 1969
Total length: 31.04km
Stations: 23
Stops: Apple Yard(苹果园) – Old Town(古城) – Bajiao Amusement Park(八角游乐园) – Babaoshan(八宝山) – Yuquan Road(玉泉路) – Wukesong(五棵松) – Wanshou Road(万寿路) – Gongzhufen(公主坟)[transfer station of Line 10] – Military Museum(军事博物馆) – Muxidi(木樨地) – South Lishi Road(南礼士路) – Fuxingmen(复兴门)[transfer station of Line 2] – Xidan(西单)[transfer station of Line 4] – Tiananmen West(天安门西) – Tiananmen East(天安门东) – Wangfujing(王府井) – Dongdan(东单)[transfer station of Line 5] – Jianguomen(建国门)[transfer station of Line 2] – Yong’anli(永安里) – Guomao(国贸)[transfer station of Line 10] – Dawang Road(大望路) – Sihui(四惠)[ transfer station of Batong Line] – Sihui East(四惠东)[transfer station of Batong Line].
Service hour:
Apple Yard(苹果园)→Sihui East(四惠东): 5:10am-10:55pm
Sihui East(四惠东)→Apple Yard(苹果园): 5:05am-11:15pm

Metro Line 2
Beijing Metro Line 2 is located in underground of the inner city, also known as the first circle line. It passes Baihuan Square, Qianmen, Beijing North Railway Station and Beijing Railway Station.

Date of operation: September 20, 1984
Total length: 23.1km
Stations: 18
Stops: (To Jishuitan(积水潭)←) Xizhimen(西直门)[transfer station of Line 4, Line13] – Chegongzhuang(车公庄)[transfer station of Line 6] – Fuchengmen(阜成门) – Fuxingmennei(复兴门)[transfer station of Line 1] – Changchun Street(长椿街) – Xuanwumen(宣武门)[transfer station of Line 4] – Hepingmen(和平门) – Qianmen(前门) – Chongwenmen(崇文门)[transfer station of Line 5] – Beijing Railway Station(北京站) – Jianguomen(建国门)[transfer station of Line 1] – Chaoyangmen(朝阳门)[transfer station of Line 6] – Dongsishitiao(东四十条) – Dongzhimen(东直门)[transfer station of Line 13, Airport Express] – Lama Temple(雍和宫)[transfer station of Line 5] – Andingmen(安定门) – Gulou Street(鼓楼大街)[transfer station of Line 8] – Jishuitan(积水潭) (→ To Xizhimen(西直门))
Service hour:
Xizhimen(西直门)→Jishuitan(积水潭): 5:09am-10:59pm
Jishuitan(积水潭)→Xizhimen(西直门): 5:03am-10:45pm

Metro Line 4, Daxing Line
The Metro Line 4 and Daxing Line run through western Beijing from south to north. The two lines are connected, passing through Summer Palace, Yuanmingyuan, Zoo, Zhongguancun, Xidan, National Library, Beijing North Railway Station, Beijing South Railway Station, Peking University and Daxing areas.

Date of operation: September 28, 2009(Metro Line 4); December 30, 2010(Daxing Line)
Total length: 28.2km(Metro Line 4); 21.8km(Daxing Line)
Stations: 35
Stops: North of Anhe Bridge(安河桥北) – Beigongmen(北宫门) – Xiyuan(西苑) – Yuanmingyuan(圆明园) – East Gate of Peking University(北京大学东门) – Zhongguancun(中关村) – Haidian Huangzhuang(海淀黄庄)[transfer station of Line 10] – People’s University(人民大学) – Weigongcun(魏公村) – National Library(国家图书馆)[transfer station of Line 9] – Zoo(动物园) – Xizhimen(西直门)[transfer station of Line 2, Line 13] – Xinjiekou(新街口) – Ping’anli(平安里)[transfer station of Line 6] – Xisi(西四) – Lingjing Lane(灵境胡同) – Xidan(西单)[transfer station of Line 1] – Xuanwumen(宣武门)[transfer station of Line 2] – Caishikou(菜市口) – Joyous Pavilion(陶然亭) – Beijing South Railway Station(北京南站) – Majiabao(马家堡) – West of Jiaomen(角门西)[transfer station of Line 10] – Gongyixiqiao(公益西桥)[Dividing line of Line 4 and Daxing Line] – Xingong(新宫) – Xihongmen(西红门) – North of Migaodian(高米店北) – South of Migaodian(高米店南) – Zaoyuan(枣园) – Qingyuan Road(清源路) – Huangcun West Avenue(黄村西大街) – Huangcun Station(黄村火车站) – Yihezhuang(义和庄) – Biological Medicine Base(生物医药基地) – Tiangong Yuan(天宫院)
Service hour:
North of Anhe Bridge(安河桥北)→Tiangong Yuan(天宫院):5am-10:20pm
Tiangong Yuan(天宫院)→North of Anhe Bridge(安河桥北):5:30am-10:38pm

Metro Line 5
Beijing Metro Line 5 runs through eastern Beijing from south to north, passing Tiantongyuan, Beiyuan, songjiazhuang and other residential areas, as well as two famous historical sites, Lama Temple and the Temple of Heaven, and Ciqikou and Dongdan. The Metro Line 5 crosses 5 rivers in total.

Date of operation: October 7, 2007
Total length: 27.6km
Stations: 23
Stops: North of Tiantongyuan(天通苑北) – Tiantongyuan(天通苑) – South of Tiantongyuan(天通苑南) – Lishui Bridge(立水桥)[transfer station of Line13] – South Lishui Bridge(立水桥南) – North Beiyuan Road(北苑路北) – East of Datun Road(大屯路东) – North of Huixin West Street(惠新西街北口) – South of Huixin West Street(惠新西街南口)[transfer station of Line 10] – Peace West Bridge(和平西桥) – Hepingli North Street(和平里北街) – Lama Temple(雍和宫)[transfer station of Line 2] – Beixingqiao(北新桥) – Zhang Zizhong Road(张自忠路) – Dongsi(东四)[transfer station of Line 6] – Dengshikou(灯市口) – Dongdan(东单)[transfer station of Line 1] – Chongwenmen(崇文门)[transfer station of Line 2] – Ciqikou(磁器口) – Tiantan East Gate(天坛东门) – Puhuangyu(蒲黄榆) – Liujiayao(刘家窑) – Songjiazhuang(宋家庄)[station of Line 10, Yizhuang Line]
Service hour:
North of Tiantongyuan(天通苑北)→Songjiazhuang(宋家庄) 4:59am-10:47pm
Songjiazhuang(宋家庄)→North of Tiantongyuan(天通苑北) 5:19am-11:10pm

Metro Line 6
Beijing Metro Line 6 crosses Beijing from east to west, connecting Chaoqing, Changying and Dingfuzhuang in the east and Tiancun, Apple Yard residential area, CBD, Financial Street, Nanluoguxiang, Beijing Materials University and Tongzhou New City in the west. Metro Line 6 is part of the Metro Line 1. The followings are the opened stations.

Date of operation: December 30, 2012
Total length: 30.4km
Stations: 20
Stops: Haidian Wuluju(海淀五路居) – Cishou Temple(慈寿寺)[transfer station of Line 10] – Garden Bridge(花园桥) – South of White Stone Bridge(白石桥南)[transfer station of Line 9] – Chegongzhuang West(车公庄西) – Chegongzhuang(车公庄)[transfer station of Line 2] –Ping’anli(平安里)[transfer station of Line 4] – North of Beihai(北海北) – Nanluoguxiang(南锣鼓巷) – Dongsi(东四)[transfer station of Line 5] – Chaoyangmen(朝阳门)[transfer station of Line 2] – East Bridge(东大桥) – Hujialou(呼家楼)[transfer station of Line 10] – Jintai Road(金台路) – Shilibao(十里堡) – Youth Road(青年路) – Dalianpo(褡裢坡) – Huangqu(黄渠) – Changying(常营)- Caofang(草房)
Service hour:
Haidian Wuluju(海淀五路居)→Caofang(草房) 5:23am-11:16pm
Caofang(草房)→Haidian Wuluju(海淀五路居) 5:15am-11:06pm

Metro Line 8
The Metro Line 8 is located in the underground of Beijing central axis, connecting residential areas such as Changping, Huilongguan and Nanyuan, historical sites such as Shichahai, Nanluoguxiang, Qianmen and the Temple of Heaven, Wangfujing, Zhushikou and other important sites in the Olympic area. The first phrase of the Metro Line 8 is to cooperate with the Beijing Olympic Games. The third phrase is expected to be opened in the end of 2016. The followings are the currently opened stations.

Date of operation: July 19, 2008
Total length: 18.5km
Stations: 12
Stops: Huilongguan East Street(回龙观东大街) – Huoying(霍营)[transfer station of Line 13] – Yuxin(育新) – Xixiaokou(西小口) – Yongtai Zhuang(永泰庄) – Lincui Bridge(林萃桥) – Forest Park South Gate(森林公园南门) – Olympic Park(奥林匹克公园) – Olympic Sports Centre(奥体中心) – North Tucheng(北土城)[transfer station of Line 10] – Anhua Bridge(安华桥) – Drum Tower Street(鼓楼大街)[transfer station of Line 2]
Service hour:
Huilongguan East Street(回龙观东大街)→Drum Tower Street(鼓楼大街) 5:17am-10:13pm
Drum Tower Street(鼓楼大街)→Huilongguan East Street(回龙观东大街) 5:55am-10:53pm

Metro Line 9
Beijing Metro Line 9 is a line between Beijing west urban area and southwest area. Passing Beijing West Railway Station, the National Library and the Military Museum, it is also a important part in Fangshan Line subway.

Date of operation: December 31, 2011
Total length: 16.5km
Stations: 12
Stops: National Library(国家图书馆)[transfer station of Line 4] – South of White Stone Bridge(白石桥南)[transfer station of Line 6] – Baiduizi(白堆子) – Beijing West Railway Station(北京西站) – East of Liuliqiao(六里桥东) – Liuliqiao(六里桥)[transfer station of Line 10] – Qili Zhuang(七里庄) – Fengtai East Street(丰台东大街) – Fengtai South Road(丰台南路) – Keyi Road(科怡路) – Fengtai Science Park(丰台科技园) – Guogongzhuang(郭公庄)[transfer station of Fangshan Line]
Service hour:
National Library(国家图书馆)→Guogongzhuang(郭公庄) 5:59am-11:19pm
Guogongzhuang(郭公庄)→National Library(国家图书馆) 5:20am-10:40pm

Metro Line 10
Beijing Subway Line 10 is the second circle line located between the Third Ring Road and the Fourth Ring Road, connecting Century City residential area, Zhongguancun business circles, the Olympic area, CBD, as well as the Dahongmen and other important area. It is also a project to cope with the Beijing Olympic Games, and the longest underground circle line in the world.

Date of operation: July 19, 2008
Total length: 57.1km
Stations: 45
Stops: (To Huoqiying(火器营)←) Bagou(巴沟) – Suzhou Street(苏州街) – Haidian Huangzhuang(海淀黄庄)[transfer station of Line 4] – Zhichunli(知春里) – Zhichun Road(知春路)[transfer station of Line 13] – Xitucheng(西土城) – Peony Garden(牡丹园) – Jiandemen(健德门) – Beitucheng(北土城)[transfer station of Line 8] – Anzhenmen(安贞门) – South of Huixin West Street(惠新西街南口)[transfer station of Line 5] – Shaoyaoju(芍药居)[transfer station of Line 13] – Sun Palace(太阳宫) – Sanyuanqiao(三元桥)[transfer station of Airport Express] – Liangmaqiao(亮马桥) – Agricultural Exhibition Center(农业展览馆) – Tuanjiehu(团结湖) – Hujialou(呼家楼)[transfer station of Line 6] – Jintaixizhao(金台夕照) – Guomao(国贸)[transfer station of Line 1] – Shuangjing(双井) – Jinsong(劲松) – Panjiayuan(潘家园) – Shili Lake(十里河) – Fenzhong Temple(分钟寺) – Chengshou Temple(成寿寺) – Songjiazhuang(宋家庄)[transfer station of Line 5, Yizhuang Line] – Shiliuzhuang(石榴庄) – Dahongmen(大红门) – Jiaomen East(角门东) – Jiaomen West(角门西)[transfer station of Line 4] – Caoqiao(草桥) – Jijiamiao(纪家庙) – Shoujingmao(首经贸) – Fengtai Station(丰台站) – Niwa(泥洼) – West Bureau(西局)[transfer station of Line 14] – Liuliqiao(六里桥)[transfer station of Line 9] – Lotus bridge(莲花桥) – Gongzhufen(公主坟)[transfer station of Line 1] – Xidiaoyutai(西钓鱼台) – Cishou Temple(慈寿寺)[transfer station of Line 6] – Chedaogou(车道沟) – Changchun Bridge(长春桥) – Huoqiying(火器营) (→To Bagou(巴沟))
Service hour:
Bagou(巴沟)→Guomao(国贸)→Chedaogou(车道沟)→Bagou(巴沟) 4:49am-10:41pm
Bagou(巴沟)→Chedaogou(车道沟)→Guomao(国贸)→Bagou(巴沟) 4:47am-10:08pm

Metro Line 13
Formerly known as “Beijing Light Rail”, the Beijing Metro Line 13 is an “n”-shape full-ground line, connecting Huilongguan, Tiantongyuan, Beiyuan, Wangjing and other large residential areas, as well as other important buildings such as Beijing North Railway Station and the Tsinghua University. It is also the only subway train Beijing that embeds lights inside.

Date of operation: September 28, 2008
Total length: 40.85km
Stations: 16
Stops: Xizhimen(西直门)[transfer station of Line 2, Line 4] – Dazhong Temple(大钟寺) – Zhichun Raod(知春路)[transfer station of Line 10] – Wudaokou(五道口) – Shangdi(上地) – Xi’erqi(西二旗)[transfer station of Changping Line] – Longze(龙泽) – Huilongguan(回龙观) – Huoying(霍营)[transfer station of Line 8] – Lishuiqiao(立水桥)[transfer station of Line 5] – Beiyuan(北苑) – Wangjing West(望京西)[transfer station of Line 15] – Shaoyaoju(芍药居) [transfer station of Line 10] – Guangximen(光熙门) – Liufang(柳芳) – Dongzhimen(东直门)[transfer station of Line 2, Airport Express]
Service hour:
Xizhimen(西直门) →Dongzhimen(东直门) 5:35am-10:42pm
Dongzhimen(东直门) →Xizhimen(西直门) 5:35am-10:42pm

Metro Line 14
Beijing Metro Line 14 is an inverted “L”-shape line. It passes large residential areas such as Fangzhuang and Wangjing, business district such as Lize Business District and CBD, and parks such as Yuanbo Park and Chaoyang Park. The Metro Line 14 can be divided into 3 parts. The followings are the opened west part.

Date of operation: May 5, 2013
Total length: 12.4km
Stations: 6
Stops: Zhangguo Zhuang(张郭庄) – Yuanbo Park(园博园) – Dawayao(大瓦窑) – Guozhuangzi(郭庄子) – Dajing(大井) – West Bureau(西局)[transfer station of Line 10]
Service hour:
Zhangguo Zhuang(张郭庄) →West Bureau(西局) 5:30am-10:10pm
West Bureau(西局) →Zhangguo Zhuang(张郭庄) 5:40am-10:10pm

Metro Line 15
Beijing Metro Line 15 is an opposite-”Z”-shape line, connecting Shunyi district, and passing Olympic Park and Tsinghua University as well as residential areas such as Wangjing and Beiyuan. The followings are the eastern and middle part of Metro Line 15.

Date of operation: December 30, 2010
Total length: 31.6km
Stations: 12
Stops: Wangjing West(望京西)[transfer station of Line 13] – Wangjing(望京) – Cuigezhuang(崔各庄) – Maquanying(马泉营) – Sunhe(孙河) – China International Exhibition Center(国展) – Hualikan(花梨坎) – Houshayu(后沙峪) – South Faxin(南法信) – Shimen(石门) – Shunyi(顺义) – Fengbo(俸伯)
Service hour:
Wangjing West(望京西) →Fengbo(俸伯) 6am-10:55pm
Fengbo(俸伯) →Wangjing West(望京西) 5:45am-10:11pm

Batong Line
The Batong Line is the extension of Metro Line 1 in the east, connecting Tongzhou New city in the city.

Date of operation: December 27, 2003
Total length: 19km
Stations: 13
Stops: Sihui(四惠)[transfer station of Line 1] – East of Sihui(四惠东) [transfer station of Line 1] – Gaobeidian(高碑店) – Media University(传媒大学) – Shuangqiao(双桥) – Guangzhuang(管庄) – Baliqiao(八里桥) – Tongzhou Beiyuan(通州北苑) – Guoyuan(果园) – Jiukeshu(九棵树) – Liyuan(梨园) – Linheli(临河里) – Tu Bridge(土桥)
Service hour:
Sihui(四惠) →Tu Bridge(土桥) 6am-11:22pm
Tu Bridge(土桥) →Sihui(四惠) 5:20am-10:42pm

Changping Line
The Changping Line is an important route connecting Changping District. The first phrase is unable to reach Changping District. But after the finish of the second phrase, visitor can take the Changping Line to the Ming Tombs.

Date of operation: December 30, 2010
Total length: 21.3km
Stations: 7
Stops: Nanshao(南邵) – Shahe University Park(沙河高教园) – Sand River()沙河- Gonghua Town(巩华城) – Zhuxinzhuang(朱辛庄)- Life Science Park(生命科学园) – Xi’erqi(西二旗)[transfer station of Line 13]
Service hour:
Nanshao(南邵) →Xi’erqi(西二旗) 6am-10:35
Xi’erqi(西二旗) →Nanshao(南邵) 5:50am-11:05

Fangshan Line
The Fangshan Line is a short route that connests Fangshan and Liangxiang. It is also the suburban express to the World Park and Liangxiang University Town. Connected to the city’s metro line on December 30, 2012, the Fangshan Line plans to ectend in the north.

Date of operation: December 30, 2010
Total length: 24.6km
Stations: 11
Stops: Guogongzhuang(郭公庄)[transfer station of Line 9] – Dabaotai(大葆台) – Daotian(稻田) – Changyang(长阳) – Fence House(篱笆房) – Guangyang Town(广阳城) – Liangxiang University Town North(良乡大学城北) – Liangxiang University Town(良乡大学城) – Liangxiang University Town West(良乡大学城西) – Liangxiang Nanguan(良乡南关) – Suzhuang(苏庄)
Service hour:
Guogongzhuang(郭公庄) →Suzhuang(苏庄) 5:58am-10pm
Suzhuang(苏庄) → Guogongzhuang(郭公庄) 5:15am-10:40pm

Yizhuang Line
The Yizhuang Line leads the way to the Economic and Technological Development Zone in Yizhuang. It also connects the Yizhuang Railway Station. It dose not run with Metro Line 5. Visitors can transfer at the Songjiazhuang transfer station.

Date of operation: December 30, 2010
Total length: 23.23km
Stations: 13
Stops: Songjiazhuang(宋家庄)[transfer station of Line 5, Line 10] – Shaw Village(肖村) – Xiaohongmen(小红门) – Old Palace(旧宫) – Yizhuang Cultural Park(亦庄文化园) – Yizhuang Bridge(亦庄桥) – Wanyuan Street(万源街) – Rongjing East Street(荣京东街) – Rongchang East Street(荣昌东街) – Tongji South Road(同济南路) – Jinghai Road(经海路) – Ciqu South(次渠南) – Ciqu(次渠) – Yizhuang Railway Station(亦庄火车站)
Service hour:
Songjiazhuang(宋家庄)→Ciqu(次渠) 6am-10:45pm
Ciqu(次渠)→Songjiazhuang(宋家庄) 5:23am-10:08pm

Airport Express
The Airport Express connects the Beijing Capital International Airport. It is the city’s first “loop” route, as well as one of the facilities of Beijing Olympic Games.

Date of operation: July 19, 2008
Total length: 28.1km
Stations: 4
Stops: Dongzhimen(东直门)[transfer station of Line 2, Line 13] – Sanyuanqiao(三元桥)[transfer station of Line 10] – Terminal 3 – Terminal 2 (→Back to Sanyuanqiao – Dongzhimen)
Service hour:
Dongzhimen(东直门)→Terminal 3: 6am-10:30pm
Terminal 2→Dongzhimen(东直门): 6:21am-11:10pm

Tips
Beijing metro is very convenient. When you find the subway station, there is only one way down. First, your stuff needs to go through the security check. Then you need to go to the ticket vending machine. You only need 2yuan to take the subway and change lines, until you reach your destination. When buying a ticket from the ticket vending machine, you need to follow the instructions of the machine and be clear about where you are going. If you are confused, find someone to help you. Normally, there will be staff members around the machine.

The next step is to get in with the ticket. You will find the entrance is closed and there is a green arrow. If there is a red cross, it means the way is not available. Put the ticket on the right position and the door will open, and then you can get in. One ticket only allows one person. Remember not to rush. There are maps of Beijing subway route and newspaper stand in the station. Remember to listen carefully and look carefully on the train so you won’t miss your stop. Finally is the exit. After getting off the train, please look the subway signs. When getting out the station, you need to put your into the right and the door will open for you.

[Note]
When transferring to another line, you can follow the signs and the crowds. Remember to move to the gate when the train is about to reach your stop. Pay attention to the gate because it sometimes opens the right door and sometimes the left. The broadcast will make notice in advance so listen carefully.
http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/feature_2/Subway_Tour/index.htm

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