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Old March 5th, 2008, 12:08 PM   #321
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wow nice post UD2
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Old March 5th, 2008, 02:08 PM   #322
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These trains scream "communist country"

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Old March 6th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #323
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When westerners saw the old trains of Beijing, they would scream: Omg, communist China's subway on 1960s, wow!
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Old March 6th, 2008, 12:27 PM   #324
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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 6th, 2008, 12:48 PM   #325
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Line 10 test running;

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http://news.sina.com.cn/c/p/2008-02-...15033668.shtml



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Old March 6th, 2008, 01:55 PM   #326
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What does "ABCD" stand for on the Airport Express Line?
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Old March 7th, 2008, 03:09 AM   #327
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I guess that seems like "D" in red color is the Airport Express logo.
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Old March 7th, 2008, 09:14 AM   #328
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great looking MKII trains. they look VERY different from Vancouver and New York:


New York AirTrain - Source: Bombardier


Vancouver SkyTrain - Source: Bombardier


Kuala Lumpu Trains - Source: Bombardier
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Old March 7th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #329
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do you know where to find interior and exterior pics of the new trains of Line 1 and Line 2?
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Old March 7th, 2008, 06:00 PM   #330
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BEIJING SUBWAY MAP

Some great photos here but can anyone post a close up photo of the subway map that is stuck up inside the cars?

Or one from the station wall perhaps?

I'm looking for a very high resolution, very clear and in-focus image of that official map - or if you have an electronic file of the official map please can you upload it here?

Many thanks,

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Old March 8th, 2008, 12:09 AM   #331
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do you know where to find interior and exterior pics of the new trains of Line 1 and Line 2?
I have posted them. Look back in the thread.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 12:16 AM   #332
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Better picture of new Line 1 interior.

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Old March 8th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #333
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Better picture of new Line 1 interior.

Will these have air conditioning?

Lines 1&2 I seem to remember had no air con - but very good fans in the ceiling (something they should do in London because we can't have air con).
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Old March 9th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #334
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The 11th National People's Congress of China opened up its session on March 5th in the Great Hall of People, all buses are banned from opening windows when going through Tian'an'men Square, subways skip east, west Tian'an'men Stations
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Will these have air conditioning?

Lines 1&2 I seem to remember had no air con - but very good fans in the ceiling (something they should do in London because we can't have air con).
yes, these are Air Conditioned. Bejing's old lines did not have prevision for air conditioning either, but some how they fixed the problem.
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Old March 12th, 2008, 03:38 PM   #336
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the interior of line 1 is very nice just hope they maintain it all the time
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Old March 13th, 2008, 02:33 PM   #337
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Metro Station in Line 10 in Chinese Style!

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Beijing subway station shines with porcelain
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P L E A S E H E L P N O W

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Some great photos here but can anyone post a close up photo of the subway map that is stuck up inside the cars?

Or one from the station wall perhaps?

I'm looking for a very high resolution, very clear and in-focus image of that official map - or if you have an electronic file of the official map please can you upload it here?

Many thanks,

Mark
This is really urgent now!! Has anyone got a decent hi res photo or a printed paper map they can scan for me of the OFFICIAL Beijing Subway diagram - the one that is used on trains and stations?

PLEASE HELP RIGHT NOW IF YOU CAN!!!!!

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Old April 11th, 2008, 11:13 AM   #339
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Here is the latest metro routemap of Peking stuck inside the rolling stock.

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Old April 11th, 2008, 12:28 PM   #340
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BRAVO

That is an excellent photo Yippee! BRAVO!

Thank you so much for that!
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