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Old January 20th, 2011, 05:39 AM   #841
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Railway Hub Beijing: SEVEN Big Train Stations

by davidfeng | Posted on Jan 18 2011 | Beijingologist

Of course. Beijing is the nation's capital: there's no reason why we shouldn't be a big railway hub either. Here's what's planned for rail city Beijing in terms of big passenger hubs (as told by tonight's Wanbao or evening newspaper):

*Beijing Railway Station: Central Beijing — for all regular rail and some HSRs (high speed railways), as well as international connections to Russia, Mongolia and north Korea

*Beijing North Railway Station: Xizhimen — for trains to northern China (although not to the northeast), as well as the future Beijing-Zhangjiakou HSR

*Beijing East Railway Station (to be rebuilt): Tongzhou — for intercity trains to Tangshan (HSR trains); this station will be built on the site of the present-day Tongzhou Railway Station

*Beijing South Railway Station: by Kaiyang Bridge — HSRs, mainly to Tianjin and as of June, Shanghai

*Beijing West Railway Station: on Lianhuachi East Road — regular rail (and some HSRs) to southern China and Hong Kong (HSRs to Guangzhou and
Shenzhen later this year)

*Beijing Fengtai Railway Station: by central Fengtai — a future HSR-only station carrying passengers to Guangzhou, Kowloon and Shijiazhuang

*Beijing Xinghuo Railway Station: just east of the eastern 4th Ring Road (north of Chang'an Avenue) — a future stop on the Beijing-Shenyang HSR in the works

That's one more rail hub that Paris!

Take especially note of Beijing East, Beijing Fengtai and Beijing Xinghuo — these hubs have yet to be built. Probably the last hub to be built will be Beijing Xinghuo, which may either be a city terminus for the Beijing-Shenyang HSR, or a midway stop.

The Beijing Xinghuo Railway Station, in particular, is a weird being. No idea where the thing is? It's Google Maps to your salvation... it's here...

...which, as we all know, is in the middle of nowhere. Subway Line 3, by the way, is expected to call here... but heaven knows when works will even begin.

The new Xinghuo will be made up of six platforms — hence a small station. It's probably likely that express trains to and from Shenyang will first leave from the Beijing Railway Station before services are transferred to Xinghuo.

(If ever.)

When all these rail hubs are done no later than 2014, you'll long for the days of Mao, when all we had was a central hub by Jianguomen known as the Beijing Railway Station...
That's three more than Chicago and two more than St Petersburg but two less than Moscow and a boatload less than London.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 12:06 PM   #842
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*Beijing West Railway Station: on Lianhuachi East Road — regular rail (and some HSRs) to southern China and Hong Kong (HSRs to Guangzhou and
Shenzhen later this year
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*Beijing Fengtai Railway Station: by central Fengtai — a future HSR-only station carrying passengers to Guangzhou, Kowloon and Shijiazhuang
Isn't the HSR to Guangzhou and Shenzhen the same as the HSR to Guangzhou and Kowloon?

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Old January 20th, 2011, 12:44 PM   #843
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wrong thread

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Old January 20th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #844
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Isn't the HSR to Guangzhou and Shenzhen the same as the HSR to Guangzhou and Kowloon?
No the MTR (Guangzhou East - Hong Kong Hung Hom) and CRH (Guangzhou East - Shenzhen) services are different.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #845
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Beijing Subway should phaseout the numbers and start using names for lines.
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That could confuse tourists
I agree with Nordicon. Also, numbers would probably be better for locals who don't ride the subway often. Just say, "Take the #1 to xx, transfer to #3..." When looking at a map, I would prefer numbered lines.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 09:17 PM   #846
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No the MTR (Guangzhou East - Hong Kong Hung Hom) and CRH (Guangzhou East - Shenzhen) services are different.
I know the service to Hung Hom is different, that's not the one i was talking about.

I was replying to the part that was talking about HSR lines.

I made them bold to make my point more clear for the fast readers.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 11:36 PM   #847
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I think that short report about Beijing railway stations is in relation with the thread. Maybe, it would be good to add the metro lines, existing and future in the vicinity of those railway stations. Are there all main railway stations near the circle line 2? For example, in Moscow all main railway stations are near the circle line 5.
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Old January 21st, 2011, 05:44 AM   #848
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I think that short report about Beijing railway stations is in relation with the thread. Maybe, it would be good to add the metro lines, existing and future in the vicinity of those railway stations. Are there all main railway stations near the circle line 2? For example, in Moscow all main railway stations are near the circle line 5.
In Moscow, seven of the Big Nine stations are on the Ring Line of Moscow Metro (the two stations that are not, Rizhskiy Vokzal and Savyolovskiy Vokzal, are both just one stop away from the Ring Line; these terminals are the least-used among the Big Nine, if I'm not mistaken).

The guy behind urbanrail.net has just updated his Beijing subway map to show the railroads . . . I think this is one of the first attempts online to get everything in one map

Subway service for Beijing rail termini
Beijing (present Line 2)
Beijing-N (present Line 2, present Line 4, present Line 13)
Beijing-E (???)
Beijing-S (present Line 4, future Line 14)
Beijing-W (future Line 7, future Line 9)
Bejing-Fengtai (future Line 10)
Beijing-Xinghuo (possibly future Line 14)




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Old January 22nd, 2011, 01:18 PM   #849
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Beijing West

How do the trains from Shijiazhuang now approach Beijing West?
Would it be feasible for them to reach Beijing South?
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 10:59 PM   #850
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How do the trains from Shijiazhuang now approach Beijing West?
Would it be feasible for them to reach Beijing South?
For CRH trains that the case but I don't think other conventional trains can enter Beijing South anytime soon.
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Old January 29th, 2011, 08:11 AM   #851
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Beijing's Incredible Subway Expansion Timetable
by davidfeng | Posted on Jan 27 2011 | Beijingologist

Please get ready for your arrival. Shanghai Metro, be very scared.

Opening late 2011: Line 8 (South Gate of Forest Park - Huilongguan Dongdajie; into northern Beijing), Line 9 (Beijing West Railway Station - Guogongzhuang; bus transfer needed to Line 1), Line 15 (Houshayu - Fengbo)

Opening September 2012: Line 9 (National Library - Beijing West Railway Station), Line 10 (Jinsong - Bagou via Songjiazhuang, Fengtai and Gongzhufen; yep, it's the other side of the loop)

Opening December 2012: Line 6 (Haidian Wuluju - Caofang), Line 8 (Huilongguan Dongdajie - Zhuxinzhuang; northernmost link; also Beitucheng - China Art Museum)

Likely opening up late 2012 (latest early 2013): Line 14 (Zhangguozhuang - Lize Business District; will connect with Lines 9 and 10)

Opening 2013 - 2015 with certainty: Line 6 (Caofang - Dongxiaoying; into eastern Tongzhou), Line 7, Line 14 (Lize Business District - Shan'gezhuang; that's the Wangjing - CBD - Beijing South express), Line 15 (Wangjing West - Beishatan), Line 16 North, Changping Line (Nanshao - Ming Tombs Reservoir Park), Mentougou Maglev, Western Suburban Line, Yanfang Line (extends Fangshan line further west)

Likely also to open between 2013 - 2015: Line 3 East and West (yep, not the central bit; weird, isn't it?), Line 6 (Haidian Wuluju - Pingguoyuan), Line 8 (China Art Museum - southern Beijing), Line 15 (East Gate of Tsinghua University - Beishatan); Line 16 (entire line), Changping Line (Xi'erqi - Jishuitan), Line 17 (northeastern link to Tiantongyuan)

In the pipeline... may open by 2015: Line 9 North, Line 12 (part), Fangshan Line (Guogongzhuang - Mengjiacun), Airport Link (from Terminal 3 through CBD and Beijing South to 2nd Airport), as well as an extra line in the CBD and the S6 Suburban Railway

2015 - 2020: Line 3 Central, Line 11, Line 12 (remaining part), Line 18 (for much of the 4th Ring Road); probably Express Subway Line 1.

By the way, from what your Beijingologist has seen, Line 3 will bring a stop bang in the middle of Sanlitun. Don't dare budge an inch, Apple Store Sanlitun and Bookworm; y'all are sitting on gold (if the plans work out)...
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Old January 29th, 2011, 11:47 AM   #852
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Wow, I want to see a map of Beijing subway by 2020!
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Old February 7th, 2011, 11:21 PM   #853
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The Beijing Subway Challenge: How Does It Compare to New York? by An Xiao Mina

Huffington Post editorial article comparing the New York Subway to Beijing's. "New York City's subway feels like a dusty old library book with scribbled margins and torn-out sheets. Beijing's trains are the hip new e-reader with bells, whistles and the distinct feeling that you're stepping into some version of the future."
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Old February 8th, 2011, 02:46 AM   #854
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The prevalence of express service + 24-hour service systemwide makes NYC a one-of-a-kind in the world. Impossible to compare with Beijing.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 06:39 PM   #855
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Shanghai's Metro, Now World's Longest, Continues to Grow Quickly

Shanghai's Metro, Now World's Longest, Continues to Grow Quickly

as China Invests in Rapid Transit
If China’s massive investment in high-speed rail is impressive, its huge spending binge in local rapid transit is remarkable. And nowhere is that record more dramatic than in Shanghai, the world’s most populous city proper.

Just fifteen years after the first segment of its first metro line opened, the city’s metro network has gained the title as the world’s longest with the opening of a section of Line 10 last week. This followed years of continuous construction and the opening of pieces of Lines 2, 9, and 11 over the past month. In anticipation of the inauguration of the city’s Expo 2010 event on May 1st, Line 13 will open sometime in the next two weeks.

Now Shanghai offers 282 stations and 420 km (261 mi) of lines, compared to 408 km in London and 368 km in New York, which now have the world’s second and third-largest rapid transit networks. Unlike those cities, which have only minor line extensions planned, Shanghai’s expansion plans are only half complete: not only does the city have 140 km of more lines currently under construction and intended for service by 2012, but it has an additional 300 km planned to be ready for operations by 2020, by which time this city alone will have more rapid transit mileage than the entire country of Japan.

The Shanghai Metro is now capable of handling about five million passengers a day; the system is likely to become the world’s most-used, passing Tokyo and Moscow, by the time the full construction program is complete.

Beijing is pursuing a similarly extension metro expansion project, but these cities aren’t alone: twelve Chinese municipalities currently have rapid transit, nineteen more have systems under construction, and an additional seventeen new networks are in planning. The national government has committed $150 billion to the projects by 2015, though additional funds originate from the municipalities themselves, such as the progressive and independent City of Shanghai. It’s a country-wide investment in urban transportation unparalleled in human history.
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Old February 14th, 2011, 12:17 PM   #856
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Quite impressive by saying shanghai alone will have bigger metro system than the entire country of Japan by 2020!!!!!!
Sure beijing will reach shanghai's level sooner or later.
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Beijing is bigger than Shanghai in area,and soon will even be bigger in population,Beijing's subway expansion is fastest currently in China,very soon Beijing will fulfill its goal to be No.1.
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but unlike subway in other cities in China,Beijing's subway is heavily subsidized by the city government,so the fare is extremely low,2 kuai(0.35$)for unlimited ride.
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Bye Bye London Underground & New York Subway :byebye:
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Old March 1st, 2011, 06:48 PM   #860
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For the third time, the Beijing maglev construction has begun. Last summer construction began, in December construction began, and now in March construction began. Is this for real this time? Who knows!

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Construction starts on Beijing's maglev line

BEIJING - A MAGLEV line using Chinese technology was brought under construction in Beijing on Monday, despite objections from residents living along the line.

The new low-to-medium speed S1 Line is the first of its kind in the country, making China the second nation in the world to have such a line, said Chang Wensen, chief project manager of the line.

The project shows China has the capability to engineer and use low-to-medium speed maglev technology, said Mr Chang, who is also a professor at the National University of Defence Technology and leads a research team that developed the technology.

As one of the eight lines brought under construction on Monday in Beijing to form an urban transit network and help ease traffic gridlock, the S1 Line will extend from Mentougou to Pingguoyuan.

The construction of the line is expected to cost around 6 billion yuan (S$1.6 billion) and wrap up in 2013, earlier reports said.

The construction of the project was first slated to begin in the middle of last year, but was postponed several times because residents living near the proposed route worried about radiation exposure. -- CHINA DAILY/ANN
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