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Old December 14th, 2010, 04:24 PM   #821
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Line 13??? I believe it's full metro, not light rail. Maybe they are mistaken because line 13 runs mostly (If not all) elevated. Light rail lines will be the named ones (Except Daxing line that has been merged with line 4)
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Old December 14th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #822
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It's just the chinese nomenclature for elevated rail lines
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Old December 14th, 2010, 09:05 PM   #823
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北京就是大气!!!车站设计得多大气啊。。。喜欢!!!!我们上海的车站设计得太小气了,看上去就不痛快!!!应该向北京好好学学!!!
I doubt it, show us...
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Old December 15th, 2010, 03:53 PM   #824
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很多方面北京比上海做得好,我们上海要好好反省反省!!!
I don't think so. The only thing that the Beijing Subway has over the Shanghai Metro is its 2RMB flat fare, compared to Shanghai's distance based fares. IMO, the Shanghai Metro is better at everything else.
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 10:31 AM   #825
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When the construction of subway started, were the previous tram tracks (closed in sixties) discovered under the road surface in the time of digging?
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 06:05 AM   #826
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When the construction of subway started, were the previous tram tracks (closed in sixties) discovered under the road surface in the time of digging?
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Old December 30th, 2010, 02:39 AM   #827
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Five subway lines are open as of Dec 30

Line 15 (phase I section I): Wangjing West - Houshayu 20.2km
Changping Line: Xi'erqi - Nanshao 21.24km
Daxing Line: Gongyixiqiao - Tiangongyuan 21.7km
Fangshan Line: Suzhuang - Dabaotai 24.7km
Yizhuang Line: Songjiazhuang - Yizhuang Railway Station 23.3km

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Old December 30th, 2010, 06:09 AM   #828
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Thanks for all the metro updates. I notice the extension to line 4 was integrated into line 4, but the other lines have to interchange with existing subway lines. Why is that?
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Old December 30th, 2010, 06:33 AM   #829
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Well I guess Beiijng MTR want to experiment with the urban-suburban line integration to increase ridership.

Here is what I found.

BJL4 DXL Through-train Service Trial Operation End of the Year

Headway of Large Loop Could Reach 5 Minutes

Reporter learnt from BJMTR that the free-load trial run of DXL is going on smoothly, system upgrading and tests of BJL4 for the through-train service with DXL is also in progress. All the operational and maintenance staff (~ 700) of DXL are posted and stationed at Nanzhaolu depot and DXL stations. Relevant works proceed smoothly since the start of trial run on August 20. DXL is scheduled to provide through-train service with BJL4 at the end of year, the end-to-end travel time will be 81 minutes.

Through-train service, briefly said, is a seamless train service between two lines. The start of DXL will be connected to the end of BJL4, trains can run from DXL to BJL4 or from BJL4 to DXL directly. To passengers it feels like riding on 1 line. Through-train service without transfer between lines will shorten the travel time and be much more convenient to the passengers.

In the trial operation through-train service will be provided with short loop and large loop. Travel time of the large loop from Anheqiao North to Tiangongyuan will be 81 minutes and travel time of short loop from Anheqiao North to Xingong will be 53 minutes. The minimum headway of the short loop will be shortened further from 3 minutes now applied to BJL4 to 2.5 minutes and the minimum headway of large loop is 5 minutes. Time of the first train and last train from BJL4 stations will be kept unchanged and the time for DXL station is still in discussion with Traffic Control Center, the specific time will be announced to public when settled.

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Old December 31st, 2010, 04:28 AM   #830
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This suddenly puts Beijing subway total length at 3rd place together with New York after London and Shanghai.
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Old January 1st, 2011, 04:46 AM   #831
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Amazing how even this expansive of a metro network cannot adequately meet the transportation needs of Beijing. The proposed network, if completed, should be satisfactory though.
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 01:29 AM   #832
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Curious they opened five new (and extension) lines on the same day, must be a lot of overtime pay for folks at Beijing MTR.
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 01:32 AM   #833
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Five subway lines are open as of Dec 30

Line 15 (phase I section I): Wangjing West - Houshayu 20.2km
Changping Line: Xi'erqi - Nanshao 21.24km
Daxing Line: Gongyixiqiao - Tiangongyuan 21.7km
Fangshan Line: Suzhuang - Dabaotai 24.7km
Yizhuang Line: Songjiazhuang - Yizhuang Railway Station 23.3km

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for larger resolution see: http://www.bjsubway.com/templates/im..._subwaymap.jpg
Why is one line seperated from others?
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 10:43 AM   #834
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Oh because they haven't open Line 9 which suppose to connect Fangshan Line with rest of the system. Line 9 will most likely open by end of this year or beginning of next year.
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Old January 6th, 2011, 08:18 AM   #835
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Beijing's 1st maglev light rail to run next week

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http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90...2/7251349.html

Beijing's demonstration line for the maglev light rail, which is also known as the S1 Line, will go into operation on Jan. 10, according to the Shijingshan district authorties.

Related staff indicated that the western section of the S1 Line starts from Shimenying of Mentougou district and ends at the Pingguoyuan station of Shijingshan district. The overall length will stretch over 10 kilometers.

The staff member also indicated that S1 Line is expected to fully completed by the end of 2013.

By Zhang Qian, People's Daily Online
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Old January 6th, 2011, 08:23 AM   #836
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Does anyone have any more information or pictures about the maglev S1 Line. I tried looking on Google maps for any construction activity in the districts mentioned, but I did not find anything.

I don't know if I can believe any of this since a previous news article said that construction of the system will begin December 28, 2010.

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Old January 8th, 2011, 01:51 PM   #837
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Old January 9th, 2011, 01:59 AM   #838
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Beijing Subway should phaseout the numbers and start using names for lines.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 03:27 AM   #839
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That could confuse tourists
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Old January 14th, 2011, 10:34 AM   #840
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INTERVIEW-Beijing eyes makeover to become byword for "service"

BEIJING, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Beijing wants to transform itself into a centre of technology, service and innovation, where residents prefer mass transit over private cars to move easily about the futuristic capital, the city's deputy economic planning chief said on Monday.

"Over the next five years we'll create a service brand competitive worldwide that's as world famous as watches from Switzerland, fashion from Paris and garments from Italy," Lu Yingchuan, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform, told Reuters.

The goal is to change the label from "made in Beijing" to "created in Beijing", he said.

While laudable, such aspirations could prove nothing more than a pipe dream, with city officials hoping to win over the hearts and minds of newly affluent consumers who increasingly vote with their pocketbooks.

To highlight the challenge facing officials, one need only look at the consumer tidal wave that quickly transformed China into the world's largest auto market, surpassing the United States, and creating a host of associated problems from choking air pollution to gridlock on many major roads.

After a massive building boom sparked by the Olympics and fuelled by a government stimulus programme, Beijing is also under pressure from scarce water and power supplies, a swelling population and a notorious pollution problem, so the city has no choice but to plot a new path of development.

One target is to cut a swath through the infamously smoggy air, achieving at least 80 percent "good air" days, compared with 48 percent a decade ago.

This year Beijing became the first Chinese city to restrict the number of vehicles on the road -- 20,000 a month -- and the local government hopes to turn the tide completely, with plenty of mass transit options so residents have no need to choose private cars in the future.

Still, getting people to give up their cars, or their aspirations for cars, will not be easy, and may bump up against other economic targets especially since the auto industry now forms a large part of China's job and industrial growth.

The goal, premised on a plan to boost public transport, reflects a big shift in attitudes to China's development, since the number of cars used to be seen as an easy indicator of economic growth.

The city now plans to double the length of its subway lines in the next five years, adding more than 300 km by the end of 2015. That comes on top of five new lines it opened with little fanfare on Dec 30, at a cost of $9.2 billion.

The new round of railway construction, along with a low-cost housing programme, will keep Beijing consuming steel, although the city is hoping to find new materials such as ceramics or plastics that could help replace steel.

To help clear up its air and keep its economy powered, the government wants to cut coal use from 28 million tonnes to 20 million tonnes, using natural gas instead.

Beijing is aiming for 8 percent growth in the next five years, down from 9 percent in the last five-year plan.

"The one percent reduction shows we're shifting our way of development from just seeking economic growth to more better structure and quality to reduce pressure on resources and trying to create without consuming resources."

Beijing already boasts "China's Silicon Valley", an IT park that grew out of its university district in the northwest. Now it plans to set up similar service zones for science and technology, business, media and the financial sector, Lu said.

In addition to attracting private investment in its new projects, the city government will spend 10 billion yuan ($1.51 billion) annually on scientific innovation, intellectual property and research and development. ($1=6.629 Yuan)
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