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Old August 22nd, 2007, 05:37 PM   #181
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Beiyuan Station








Last station - Taipingzhuang Station
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 05:53 PM   #182
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I'm looking forward to it, are they planning any celebrations?
Maybe not because I haven't received invitation
no big celebration since many lines will open in next 5 years:
Line 10, Line 8 (Olympic line), L1 (Airport line) will open next year, Line 4, Line 9, L2 will open in 2009 ...

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Old August 22nd, 2007, 06:42 PM   #183
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Life in Beijing will be more convenient!the new station looks great !
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 08:14 PM   #184
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The elevated stations are nice, but the underground stations are just... Blah. You can't tell them apart from any other Chinese metro to be honest.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 09:44 PM   #185
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Great !! itīs a city with a big potential ...
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 10:32 PM   #186
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The underground stations look like as usual in many or every Chinese metro systems, but the evelated looks good.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 11:03 PM   #187
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Anyway its better than the old ones.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 02:16 AM   #188
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Great line.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 08:19 AM   #189
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Nice elevated stations. But please, somebody get rid of those ugly metal gates and fences. They belong in the 1970s, as do those flimsy metal traffic dividers on all the major roads in China.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:07 AM   #190
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The underground stations of this line are greatly limited in terms of aesthetics because this entire line was actually consturcted in the 1970s. It just wansn't open to public. One of the reason why all the stations look exactly the same.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 10:03 AM   #191
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The underground stations of this line are greatly limited in terms of aesthetics because this entire line was actually consturcted in the 1970s. It just wansn't open to public. One of the reason why all the stations look exactly the same.
really? built in 1970s? Ive never heard of that. Could you give me more info on Line 5 construction?
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 01:06 PM   #192
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The underground stations of this line are greatly limited in terms of aesthetics because this entire line was actually consturcted in the 1970s. It just wansn't open to public. One of the reason why all the stations look exactly the same.
So you're telling me all that oh-so-exciting cladding is from the 70s?

And most new metros in China look the same anyway.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 01:17 PM   #193
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congratulations to Beijing for having a really state-of-the-art subway line! all it has to do is to refurbish all old lines..
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 01:41 PM   #194
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So you're telling me all that oh-so-exciting cladding is from the 70s?

And most new metros in China look the same anyway.
Maybe he's talking about the subway tunnel. But even that is very doubtful. The Line 5 constructions started in Dec 2002, if there was a built tunnel already, it won't take so much time.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 02:29 PM   #195
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Maybe he's talking about the subway tunnel. But even that is very doubtful. The Line 5 constructions started in Dec 2002, if there was a built tunnel already, it won't take so much time.
So even if the tunnels were built in the 70s, the stations weren't.

No excuse then!
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 07:54 PM   #196
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I like the classic Beijing metro lines, and this brand new one. Lovely. When I was in Beijing and tried the line one and loop line, especially the loop line was so old, Beijing's subway is a good window to see how tolerent Beijing is.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:44 AM   #197
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I like the classic Beijing metro lines, and this brand new one. Lovely. When I was in Beijing and tried the line one and loop line, especially the loop line was so old, Beijing's subway is a good window to see how tolerent Beijing is.
A recent news saying that Beijing put 41 old subway train cars on bid, starting from 50k RMB ($7000), they were built and put in service in 1973.
http://web.xwwb.com/wbnews.php?db=2&thisid=103985



I think it's a good idea, they can be used for bars, small restaurant, beach ice cream stand, forest camping base, hawker food etc.

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Old August 25th, 2007, 04:27 AM   #198
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Most of the station are nice except this:



^ Err Hong Kong MTR, please help them with this and switch to glass! Didn't I read somewhere that the HK mtr is maintaining some of Beijing's line? Why on earth would they want to put metal fences, unless most Beijingers are still clumsy with heavy loads that can break the glass other wise thats ugly, even Shanghai, certain Guangzhou and Shenzhen stations dont use those anymore.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 05:52 PM   #199
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big-dog, that's very sweet. did you buy one?
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Old August 26th, 2007, 04:51 AM   #200
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Looks great. WHy is there a line 13, when the ones after 1 & 2 aren't yet built?
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