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Old September 17th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #561
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Don't think Beijing will be the largest in the world, or even China for that matter. Isn't Shanghai's subway system planned to be the largest in the world and will be over 500 km by 2012 also?
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Old September 17th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #562
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great photos, chinese metro looks modern compared to other new subways
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Old September 17th, 2009, 06:47 PM   #563
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yes,shanghai even has a bigger plan than beijing,but beijing is the capital,my bet is on beijing.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 08:03 PM   #564
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Well, Beijing may well have the longest subway, but they do have some way to go before they get the title of being the most extensive transportation network. I imagine they will get there, but they have a long way to go before comparing to Tokyo. London, Paris etc, all have extensive suburban rail networks, something which Beijing is, as yet lacking in any significant number.

Beijing really does need these additional systems, not only to act as an express service, but to cater to what will probably become the largest urban area in the world.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 08:05 PM   #565
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Its a shame that all those pretty stations are along the vitrtually unused Olympic line. We will have to wait a few years until line 8 is extended into human territory until those stations will be used for real. There is a pic of the station by my old house tho 雙井

I am rooting for Shanghai! Shanghai already has a better subway. SH will have 13 lines operating before the Expo. Oh well, Beijing can have the world record for most time wasting bomb detectors in one place.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 08:06 PM   #566
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Old September 17th, 2009, 08:13 PM   #567
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i like this line very much, but of course it had to be done for Olympics, same story as about Athens.

Hope new lines will be not less wonderful
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Old September 17th, 2009, 08:19 PM   #568
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... Oh well, Beijing can have the world record for most time wasting bomb detectors in one place.

U r right!
They check ur bags when entring the station. But they dont do it properly coz i managed to skip the weird controll easily several times so it's more like fake-control
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Old September 17th, 2009, 08:33 PM   #569
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please be reasonable ,those photoes are taken from many subway lines,line 5,line 10...,and why you say olympic line is useless,that is the most important way of transportation if you live in north beijing.line 4 will be in operation next week.so ,if you dont agree,that's ok,dont have to be mean and attack others.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 08:37 PM   #570
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and by the way,beijing's subway fare is maybe the world cheapest,2 yuan (30 cents) for unlimited ride.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #571
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that is for explosives and dangeous chemicals,once found ,will be put inside and sealed off.

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Old September 17th, 2009, 08:59 PM   #572
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A flat fare of RMB(¥) 2.00 with unlimited transfers applies to all lines
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Old September 17th, 2009, 09:17 PM   #573
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Beijing will be the best city in the world soon!
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Old September 17th, 2009, 09:45 PM   #574
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A flat fare of RMB() 2.00 with unlimited transfers applies to all lines
The ¥2.00 price,cheaper than ten years ago, is to encourage people to take public transportation. It is very great deal to take subway.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 10:21 PM   #575
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The metro in Beijing is cool, especially beautiful the new stations (line 8), but one thing should be done now, PRINT METRO MAPS! U cant get metro maps neither at the stations nor at the airport! It's weird and annoying. U cant plan ur journey without the actual metro map. In other chinese cities u get them easily at every station (i.e. Guangzhou) but in the capital u can only dream of the map... pity
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Old September 17th, 2009, 10:48 PM   #576
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You only want the maps for your collection, admit, Falubaz!
There are heaps of Beijing subway maps on the net that everybody can print at home: http://images.google.com/images?q=Beijing+Subway+map

@xizhimen,
Nice photos, I didn't know that Beijing has so many interesting looking stations!
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Old September 17th, 2009, 11:40 PM   #577
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ahahhaha u got me!
but in fact i didnt print it at home... coz i was sure i will get 'em over there!

Here are only few of my pics from Beijing (the rest has been deleted by an accident:/// )

Probably everyone's fave line: 8
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Line: 13
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Line: 5
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Old September 18th, 2009, 05:27 AM   #578
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Beijing's stations are too sterile. No kiosks or vendors at all. What's up with that? Plus the stupid metal detectors and x-ray machines at every station months after the Olympics ended are a big pain.

I like the flat 2RMB fare (I wish Shanghai would do it too) but that's about it - I think Shanghai's Metro is superior to the Beijing Subway in every other respect, especially in extensiveness of coverage of the city.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 05:38 AM   #579
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Kiosks and vendors were all removed as a safety measure for possibly emergency evacuations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_subway#Safety
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Old September 18th, 2009, 12:52 PM   #580
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please be reasonable ,those photoes are taken from many subway lines,line 5,line 10...,and why you say olympic line is useless,that is the most important way of transportation if you live in north beijing.line 4 will be in operation next week.so ,if you dont agree,that's ok,dont have to be mean and attack others.
Looking at disadvantages and downsides of a system is not being "mean" or "attacking" - at least if it's done in a reasonable way.

Most cities tend to glorify themselves and their public transport systems. Personally I believe it to be our duty here, to look at reality, not the buzz.
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