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Old September 26th, 2011, 11:17 PM   #901
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This is good. It was a nightmare when I transferred from line 13 to line 2, endless corridors both inside and out.
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Old September 27th, 2011, 10:14 AM   #902
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Crazy! I lived in Wudaokou in 2008 and assumed this transfer was opening imminently. I cannot believe it took so long.

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Old September 29th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #903
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http://www.dearpassengers.com/2011/0...y-now-reality/

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Beijing: Xizhimen’s New Interchange Passageway Now Reality
Posted on 29 September 2011 by David Feng

In brief: The new interchange passageway complex at the Beijing Subway’s Xizhimen interchange has entered service.

The new interchange complex just opened, bringing ultimate relief to commuters. You’ve just shaved up to five minutes off your interchange marathon. (How cool is that!…) We’ll be going through this in a bit more detail some time later — but for the moment, here’s what’s new:

Hit the most by the changes will be riders transferring from Line 13 to Lines 2 and 4, and to the Beijing North Railway Station. Follow all signs. (Luckily, a fair lot are in English.)

Passengers transferring from Lines 2 or 4 will enter Line 13 via two different passageways; each line will use a different exit to reach the Beijing North Railway Station. It is best to meet your friend either on the Line 13 platform or outside the main Beijing North Railway Station building.

The interchange “labyrinth” outside is no more. Now, passengers going from Line 13 to Lines 2 and 4 will simply use a new passageway. Make sure you know which destination line you are transferring over to, as the new passageway splits into two at a lower level.

If you are changing from Line 13 to the Beijing North Railway Station, do not use the new interchange passageway and instead, exit while still in the Line 13 part of the station.

You can accomplish a neat “swipe card transfer” if you are changing from Line S2 of the Beijing Suburban Railway to the Beijing Subway system, and vice versa, since both use the Beijing “Yikatong” card. Look for the coaches on the suburban train starting in ZY — these used to be first class seats, which are a fair bit more comfy. Or try the dining car seats! (Of course, you’ll need to buy things to take a seat — and a nibble or a sip.)

In case it’s raining cats and dogs: You can complete the entire Beijing Subway to Beijing North Railway Station transfer underground (it appears to be one way only) — the underground concourse is available underneath as well. But to get tickets, you’ll have to brave the rain (or the snow!)…

Finally, there’ll be a new Starbucks right underneath the new Beijing North Railway Station. We are now begging for a similar equivalent at Beijing South…
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Old September 30th, 2011, 08:03 AM   #904
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http://www.echinacities.com/beijing/...perations.html
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3 New Metro Lines Start Trial Operations
Sep 29, 2011 eChinacities.com

Three new metro lines in Beijing began trial operations on September 25th. The three new lines (the north section of Metro Line 8 Phase II, the south section of Metro Line 9 and the east section of Metro Line 15 Phase I) cover 34.5 km; making the total length of track about 370 km, and increasing the number of metro lines in Beijing to 15. The north section of Metro Line 8 Phase II will extend the Metro Line 8 Phase I (Olympic Line) out to the Huilongguang Area. The south section of Metro Line 9 will connect the Fangshan Line to the Beijing West Railway Station. The east section of Metro Line 15 Phase I will extend the Shunyi Line to Shunyi City Proper.

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Fengtainanlu station on Line 9


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Guogongzhuang station (Line 9/Fangshan Line interchange)


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Guogongzhuang station (Line 9/Fangshan Line interchange)


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Fengtai Science Park station on Line 9


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inside a Line 9 train

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Old October 20th, 2011, 08:40 PM   #905
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Old October 25th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #906
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Beijing: Exit A, Military Museum Subway Station, Out of Use Until Autumn 2012
Posted on 25 October 2011 by David Feng

Works on Subway Line 9 are progressing at a steady rate. After digging a hole underneath Yuyuantan Lake, we’re seeing the end of that bit of work.

As Line 9 connects to Line 1 at the Military Museum Subway Station, they’ll be building an interchange passageway at that station. This means that Exit A at this stop will be out of use until 28 September 2012 — a clear sign that Line 9 will be ready for autumn 2012.

This might be a bit of a problem if you wanted to get to the Chinese Millennium Monument or the old CCTV Tower, but you can “cheat” by using Exit B, placed on the same side of the road.

Line 9 opens at the end of the year for those travelling between the Guogongzhuang terminus and the Beijing West Railway Station. The whole of Line 9 is expected to open before October 2012.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 04:16 PM   #907
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Old November 16th, 2011, 07:50 AM   #908
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http://www.dearpassengers.com/2011/1...out-of-action/

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Beijing Subway Line 9: Is Fengtai Dongdajie Out Of Action?
Posted on 15 November 2011 by David Feng

Of the 9 stations on the southern part of Line 9 due to enter service by late December 2011, one of them will be missing in action. That bit is — Fengtai Dongdajie station.

Also previously known as the (old) Fengtai Railway Station, this station lies in a remarkably old part of Fengtai. It is mainly home to local residents and a scattering of government offices. The impact of not opening this station is smaller, in fact, than not linking Line 9 up to Line 1 — when it’s just a stop shy!

There are plans to open this station up when the entire Line 9 opens late next year (late 2012). By then, the Liuliqiao interchange with Line 10 will have also opened.

Line 9 is a big interchange line. Starting from the southernmost terminus at Guogongzhuang, where it offers a cross-platform interchange to the Fangshan Line, it heads north to Qilizhuang (Lines 9, 14 interchange, opening early 2013), Liuliqiao (Lines 9, 10 interchange, opening late 2012), Beijing West Railway Station (Lines 7, 9 interchange, opening before 2015), the Military Museum (Lines 1, 9 interchange, opening late 2012), Baiduizi (Lines 3, 9 interchange, planned), Baishiqiao South (Lines 6, 9 interchange, opening late 2012) and the National Library (Lines 4, 9 interchange, opening late 2012).
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Old December 10th, 2011, 07:38 AM   #909
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A staff member walks in the stop of Beijing West Railway Station of a new metro line, the Subway Line 9, in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 8, 2011. The southern part of Beijing's Subway Line 9 has been on trial operation and is expected to be opened late this month.

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The entrance of the Beijing West Railway Station subway stop, Dec 6, 2011. The line will be opened this month.

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Beijing subway Line 9 will make a stop at Beijing West Railway Station. It is among nine stops on the planned new line, which will be opened this month.

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Two staff members walk in a train with no load running on a new metro line, the Subway Line 9, in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 8, 2011.

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An attendant stands on the platform in the Guogongzhuang stop of a new metro line, the Subway Line 9, in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 8, 2011.

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A train with no load arrives at the stop of Beijing West Railway Station of a new metro line, the Subway Line 9, in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 8, 2011.

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A train arrives at the Beijing West Railway Station stop during a test run, Dec 6, 2011.

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Old December 10th, 2011, 08:11 PM   #910
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Qilizhuang station - line 9 - opening later this month


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Old December 11th, 2011, 01:46 AM   #911
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Nice pictures! Beijing Subway is very lucky to have partnered with Hong Kong MTR, one of the best in public transport.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 02:01 AM   #912
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Beijing Subway Expansion: What's Set to Open This Month
by davidfeng | Posted on Dec 15 2011 | Beijingologist

The Beijing Subway is expanding its network with three new lines (or parts of lines) opening for trial runs later this month. David Feng, our expert on all things related to the Beijing's rapidly expanding subway system, gives us a quick outline of what's going to open soon--and what's going to have to wait a few years ...

Line 8 | Beitucheng (South Gate of Forest Park) to Lincuiqiao (Huilongguan Dongadajie)

This line will be an extension of what used to be called the Olympic Branch Line. When it reopens, it will be extended to northern Beijing's Huilongguan community (read: metropolis) and will incorporate a transfer with Line 13, relieving travelers on the largely-overground line. A southern exit at the Huoying interchange is also in the works, so that residents south of the nearby railway line will finally also get direct access to the underground dragon. Line 8 is due to extend in a few years' time to the Zhuxinzhuang interchange with the Changping Line, as well as head down to the National Art Museum, passing Houhai and Shichahai in its tracks. A final extension of Line 8 will bring it through Wangfujing and Qianmen to Nanyuan in southern Beijing.

Line 9 | Guogongzhuang to Beijing West Railway Station

The long-awaited Line 9 will bring Subway services to the Beijing West Railway Station, although for the moment services will only head south to Fengtai and Fangshan. The rest of the line opens next year, when it will link with Line 4 at the National Library station. Both termini feature convenient cross-platform interchanges, so transfer times will be sharply cut. All stations will be fully underground. There will be planned interchanges with Lines 4, 6, 7, 10, 14 and 16, amongst other lines, and the Guogongzhuang interchange will also link riders to the Fangshan Line.

Line 15 | Houshayu to Fengbo

This extension to Line 15 brings subway services to Shunyi in northeastern suburban Beijing. Line 15 will continue underground to the east bank of the Chaobai River at its Fengbo terminus. Before 2015, Line 15 will also head west to Datun and around Beishatan and Tsinghua University. Line 15 already links presently to the expat-rich Euro Plaza and Capital Paradise communities not far from the airport.
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Old December 31st, 2011, 02:30 PM   #913
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The extensions for lines 8,9 & 15 were opened today afternoon.
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Old December 31st, 2011, 02:56 PM   #914
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How much length has been added after this?
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Line 8 added 10.7km, Line 9 added 11.1km, Line 15 added 11.35km. Beijing metro total length increased to 372km.
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Old January 1st, 2012, 10:09 AM   #916
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Thanks. That means Beijing subway is the third largest metro now.
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Did line 8 extended the northern part until connection with line 13?
What is the actual map of Metro Beijing?
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Did line 8 extended the northern part until connection with line 13?
What is the actual map of Metro Beijing?
Yes, the northern extension of line 8 phase two connected with Line 13 at Huoying Station, where they also built a 460 car Park and Ride.

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So the old plannes have been changed, the stretch marked with the red arrow was canceled in favour of the grey?
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 05:13 PM   #920
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what red arrow? Everything in that map has been completed already except for the part of Line 8 south of Line 10, which should finish soon.
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