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Old September 22nd, 2007, 08:02 AM   #241
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Interior decoration is a bit "serious"...
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 08:05 AM   #242
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it's okay.. nothing special..
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 10:11 AM   #243
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at least the interior is modern, fitted with LCD screens.
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 11:21 AM   #244
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the number of trains on this line, when considering the length of the service and number of stations doesn't warrant any faster service.

The gap between the trains arn't that great (around 3-4 minutes each) at peak? I wouldn't drive any faster than 90.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 12:04 PM   #245
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photos of that tunnel maybe?
and i was hoping to see planned route on wide beijing map..
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Old September 25th, 2007, 05:19 AM   #246
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I absolutely love the white against bright vibrant colours! I wish I could be there, but I'll be watching on t.v. >.<
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Old September 25th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #247
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I don't think an official map of the Beijing metro with "to open" extensions has been posted... Does anyone have one?
I've been looking on the official site, unfortunately it has no english version!

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Old September 27th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #248
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Line 5 opening day is postponed to Oct 7th. Here's the collection of Line 5 stations:

Beiyuan Street North station




Lishui bridge station


Tiantan East Gate Station, ticketing machine being installed






Puhuangyu Station, apple green theme




Lijiayao Station




Lishui Bridge South Station








Beiyuan North Station, silkworm pod shaped








Datun East Station




Huxinxi North gate






Tiantongyuan South




Lishui Bridge
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Old September 27th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #249
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Beijing likely to cut subway fares to ease traffic congestion

BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Beijing's subway fares look set to be reduced in an effort to ease congestion on the capital's roads.

In a public hearing held by the Beijing Municipal Development and Reform Commission on Wednesday, two subway pricing systems were proposed: lower the price of a one-way ticket to two yuan (27 U.S. cents); adopt a flexible pricing system ranging from two to four yuan (54 cents) according to the distance traveled.

Most of the people attending the meeting - transport experts, passengers, representatives of the metro operator and government officials - favored the single pricing system, under which 80 percent of commuters will save 1.3 yuan (17 cents) every trip.

Chai Xiaozhong, deputy director of Beijing municipal development and reform commission, said a final decision is expected to be made before National Day on October 1, when a new subway line will start operation.

"The single pricing system is easier to adopt and cheaper for passengers. As more subway lines are completed, more people will choose to take the subway, the above-ground traffic jams will be eased and air quality will improve," said Liu Tongliang, head of Beijing municipal transportation administration bureau.

Liu said the government expenditure on public transport will increase by one billion yuan (133 million U.S. dollars) annually if the single price scheme is adopted.

"I will definitely vote for the two-yuan proposal as I will save up to 60 percent on metro fares," said Wang Xiaojie, a Beijing resident who usually takes two subway lines to get to his workplace.

Under both schemes, the monthly metro ticket which have been used for over 10 years in the city, will be revoked.

However, some voiced concerns. Ou Guoli, a professor from Beijing Jiaotong University, said the two oldest subway lines are basically saturated during rush hours, and if the price goes down, the authorities should consider how to cope with more passengers.

Beijing now has four subway lines with a total mileage of 114 km and they transport about 1.15 million passengers daily, 15 percent of the total commuters.

According to the municipal government, Beijing will add three subway lines next year and the total mileage will reach 200 km.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 07:10 AM   #250
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The stations look nice and unique, esp this one.

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Old September 28th, 2007, 08:26 AM   #251
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amazing pictures of an amazing system! love it!
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Old September 28th, 2007, 11:01 AM   #252
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Beiyuan North station is VERY cool, but those metal gates and fences really need to go.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 05:37 PM   #253
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Beijing Subway Line 5 is close to completion, will open on Sep 30 2007.

Oooooooooo.... It could not be opened before the National Day (Oct 1).

Xinhua News:
Beijing's new north-south subway line to start operation on Oct. 7
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Old September 28th, 2007, 06:50 PM   #254
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Oooooooooo.... It could not be opened before the National Day (Oct 1).

Xinhua News:
Beijing's new north-south subway line to start operation on Oct. 7
please check my post #36.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 05:35 AM   #255
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taken today 9.28 at Tiantongyuan station (beijingupdates.com)
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Old September 29th, 2007, 06:00 AM   #256
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This station has the best design by far


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Old September 30th, 2007, 05:01 AM   #257
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And I thought Dubai is only one who got a modernized looking designed metro!
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Old September 30th, 2007, 07:34 AM   #258
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taken today 9.28 at Tiantongyuan station (beijingupdates.com)
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Old October 1st, 2007, 01:21 PM   #259
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Beijing cut metro price on line 5's openning day Oct 5

Beijing to cut subway fares to boost public transport
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BEIJING, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Beijing government has finally decided to cut subway fares by about 30 percent amid efforts to boost public transport, ease road congestion and improve air quality ahead of the Olympics.

A single pricing system which means a one-way ticket costs just two yuan (27 U.S. cents), down from three yuan, will be introduced on Oct. 7, the same day as the opening of a new subway line which will run through the heart of the city from north to south.
Construction on the 27.6-km new line, Beijing's No. 5 Subway Line, began in December 2002, costing 12 billion yuan (about 1.6 billion U.S. dollars).

Beijing now has four subway lines with a total mileage of 114 km and they transport about 1.15 million passengers daily, 15 percent of the total commuters.

According to the municipal government, Beijing will add three subway lines next year and the total mileage will reach 200 km.

Before the final decision of lowering fares was made, a public hearing was held on Wednesday by the Beijing Municipal Development and Reform Commission, in which two subway pricing systems were proposed: lowering the price of a one-way ticket to two yuan; adopting a flexible pricing system ranging from two yuan to four yuan according to the distance one travels.

Most of the 25 people attending the meeting, including transport experts, passengers, representatives of the metro operator and government officials, favored the single pricing system, under which 80 percent of commuters will save 1.3 yuan (17 cents) every trip.

"The single pricing system is easier to adopt and cheaper for passengers. As more subway lines are completed, more people will choose to take the subway, the above-ground traffic jams will be eased and air quality will be better," said Liu Tongliang, head ofthe Beijing Municipal Transportation Administration Bureau.

Taking into account the inevitable rise of the number of subway passengers, local traffic authorities have promised to increase subway trains and shorten intervals between trains to boost the transport capacity.

Meanwhile, Liu said the government would increase expenditure on public transport by 1 billion yuan (133 million U.S. dollars) annually after the single price scheme is adopted.

Road congestion has been a major problem yet to be solved for the Chinese capital, which now registers more than 3 million vehicles, and citizens have been urged to take public transport to ease traffic pressure.

The municipal government has been giving discounts of up to 60 percent for residents -- and even 80 percent for students --- for bus tickets since the beginning of this year to encourage people to choose public transport.

The city aims to raise the proportion of citizens choosing public transport from about 30 percent to more than 40 percent by 2010, according to Liu Xiaoming, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Communications.

To achieve this goal, Beijing will raise the number of buses from 18,000 to 21,000 by 2010, and extend the metro line from present 114 km to at least 270 km, Liu said.
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Old October 1st, 2007, 03:54 PM   #260
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Very original and nice station!
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