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Old October 30th, 2007, 05:28 PM   #281
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I'm not sure I believe this; one year is really fast for such a line to be built, even in Beijing. As far as I can tell from Xinhua, the plan is for the line to be started within 2007; however, though they say that all the lines starting construction this year will be done by 2012, they don't say specifically when this one will open.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 07:38 AM   #282
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I think he's talking Beijing Line 6 will start to build this year. Per Beijing's civil planning, there are min 4 max 6 subway lines to start building by the end of 2007.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 02:01 PM   #283
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I've been searching Google and Wiki for a map, but can't find any
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 08:28 AM   #284
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here are the pictures of line 6 and others

it will pass Dianmen(Houhai), Dongsi(line 5) Chaoyangmen(line 2), Hujialou(line 10)...


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Old November 2nd, 2007, 08:57 AM   #285
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line 6 will not be built this year, it will start the initial phase of construction planning.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 12:19 AM   #286
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Besos: could you tell me what the scale of those maps is? Especially the lower one?

And what's that odd railway circle in the northeast of town?
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 04:31 AM   #287
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Besos: could you tell me what the scale of those maps is? Especially the lower one?

And what's that odd railway circle in the northeast of town?
M5 is 27.5kms long, u can use that as a guide.

the circle you see is the Beijing circular railway. it's used for endurance or extended period testing for new trains. pretty smart idea actually.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 03:20 AM   #288
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There should be 8 lines of the Beijing Subway in operation during the 2008 Summer Olympics.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 07:54 AM   #289
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Any updated pic's?
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Old February 28th, 2008, 08:00 AM   #290
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Any updated pic's?
what an old thread. some of the new line pictures can be found here:

Line 5: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=514310
Line 10: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=18495549

There are 11 subway lines under construction now in Beijing. From now to 2015 by schedule, there will be at least one new line opening each year. Here's a Beijing 2008 subway map:


Last edited by big-dog; February 28th, 2008 at 08:16 AM. Reason: Line 4 opening date has been pushed to year 2009.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 05:18 PM   #291
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Can anyone update the new Line 10 pics?
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Old February 28th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #292
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Can anyone update the new Line 10 pics?
check this out

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=547254
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Old March 1st, 2008, 06:18 PM   #293
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From Chinadaily:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...nt_6498805.htm

Beijing's Metro Line 10 welcomes its first passengers
By Cui Xiaohuo (China Daily)
Updated: 2008-03-01 09:37


Mrs Zhang is very much looking forward to the opening of Beijing's new Line 10 metro route.

On Friday, the 72-year-old was buffeted and bashed as she tried to get on a bus at Guomao, where she had been visiting her son at his office.

She wanted to get to Shuangjing, she said, but the crowds were so big and boisterous, she kept getting pushed to the back of the queue.

However, she knows that when the new Line 10 opens, her journey will be a lot less stressful.

"I really wish I could take the subway. It's faster and less painful," she said, doing her best to avoid the crowds and passing buses.

Scheduled to open in June, Line 10 will provide a high-speed link for commuters - and their elderly relatives - between Bagou in the west and Jinsong in the south.

On Friday afternoon, Zhou Zhengyu, deputy director of the Beijing municipal committee of communications, joined a group of journalists to try out the new route.

The 15.5-billion-yuan ($2.18 billion), 25-km line, along with two other routes linking the airport and the Olympic Green, will open in June, once testing has been completed - just in time for the millions of Olympic visitors, he said.

"But we won't slow down our construction plans once the Games have finished," Zhou told China Daily inside one of the line's new carriages.

"In fact, we will accelerate our development plans to provide an even better service for the people of Beijing."

Since the opening of Line 5 in October, the number of passengers using the subway has risen by more than a third, he said.

By 2015, Beijing's metro will stretch more than 561 km and feature 420 stations, Zhou said.

The existing network spans 155 km and has 93 stations, with the cost to develop each additional kilometer averaging out at about 500 million yuan, Liu Hongtao, a senior official with the Beijing railway transportation construction corporation, said.

He told China Daily the massive infrastructure project was already progressing well.

"Three lines are close to completion, one is under construction, and ground has been broken at six others," he said.

"The total cost of all the extra lines will be something like 200 billion yuan by 2015," he said.

"The government's usual annual budget for public transport is about 1 billion yuan," Zhou, who will be in charge of public transport in Beijing for the next five years, said.

Wang Hailong, who has worked as a taxi driver in the capital for the past five years is not worried about the metro taking away his business.

"The new subway does us little harm," he said. "And it will certainly ease the pain of millions of people who now travel by bus."
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 07:18 AM   #294
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Train of Beijing Metro Line 10







Some renderings of Line 10;

Guomao upper level


Guomao lower level


Guomao Walkway


Nong Zhan Guan upper level


Nong Zhan Guan lower level


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Old March 3rd, 2008, 08:37 AM   #295
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^I love the look of the stations and trains. =D
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 09:05 AM   #296
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The whole layout is very MTR-like. I love it.....same with the interior finishings.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 02:38 PM   #297
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I think China's next generation subway lines are showing their own style rather than a Chinese copy of MTR's.

Looking at these renderings, the general furnishing of the stations are warmer in tones compared to Hong Kong's. MTR, although fast and efficient, is very cold, and is not as inviting as Guomao and Nong Zhan Guan's stations here.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 09:34 PM   #298
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I took these pictures of Beijing subways to contrast


one of the old lines, but some changes being made such as the automatic gates

one of the new lines
between these two I found a big difference!

Its good to hear more progress in creating subway lines, I found it the easiest way to travel around Beijing but sadly most of the time had to take a taxi or bus.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #299
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www.chinaview.cn 2007-09-30 19:02:54 Print

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.

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 March 4th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #300
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Didn't Beijing reduce its subway fare just a few months ago? And they're doing it again?

The air must be getting worse, they seem to be starting to panic.
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