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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:35 AM   #1021
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Beijing Subway Line 8: The Olympic Line gets longer

This week we’re previewing the new lines expected to open in Shanghai and Beijing in December 2012. Today, Beijing Line 8!

Beijing Subway Line 8 initially opened with a small stretch between Beitucheng and South Gate of Forest Park in time for the 2008 Olympics, and ferried spectators to the Olympic Stadium. Last year a northern extension connected it to Line 13 at Huoying, and this year we expect a southern extension which should connect Line 8 to Line 2 at Guoloudajie, making Line 8 much more accessible from central Beijing. There are two intervening stations between Beitucheng and Guoloudajie: Anhuaqiao should open in December, while Andelibeijie will open at a later date.

Line 8 should look like this by the end of the year (click to enlarge!):

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Old December 11th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #1022
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New metro train

Made by China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation, the new train will run on Beijing Metro line 14 in 2013



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Old December 11th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #1023
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Looks like the Harbin metro!

Same manufacturer and model?
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Old December 11th, 2012, 07:04 PM   #1024
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Looks like the Harbin metro!

Same manufacturer and model?
same manufacturer but different model. If you look look closely it has 5 doors per car per side....

OMG ITS AN A-SIZE TRAIN the rumours are true line 14 will use high capacity A size stock.

but ya the Harbin metro uses B size stock. So this is pretty much just an up-sized Harbin metro train.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #1025
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Like the interior. But the Chinese know how to get things done unlike the Europeans who seem to take forever trying to sort out their red tape issues.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #1026
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Like the interior. But the Chinese know how to get things done unlike the Europeans who seem to take forever trying to sort out their red tape issues.
Still Europe is better than North America who seem to take forever trying to figure out why they need public transit and then take forever trying to sort out their red tape issues.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 12:08 AM   #1027
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Like the interior. But the Chinese know how to get things done unlike the Europeans who seem to take forever trying to sort out their red tape issues.
I guess you never been in US where nothing gets accomplished at all.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 02:52 AM   #1028
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New metro train

Made by China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation, the new train will run on Beijing Metro line 14 in 2013

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I like the evacuation ramp, most others flip down the door and use it as a ramp, as a result it's much steeper.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 03:29 PM   #1029
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Four lines to open on December 30th 2012
  • Line 10 phase II
  • Line 6
  • Line 8 phase II
  • Line 9 North

The new lines will add 70km to Beijing Subway and make it a 442km metro network.

In 2013 four sections will open (22km), including Line 14 west, Line 8 Gulou to Art Library, Changping-Batong connection line, Line 10 remaining stations.

Source: Beijing Subway Opening
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Old December 14th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #1030
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Four lines to open on December 30th 2012
  • Line 10 phase II
  • Line 6
  • Line 8 phase II
  • Line 9 North

The new lines will add 70km to Beijing Subway and make it a 442km metro network.

In 2013 four sections will open (22km), including Line 14 west, Line 8 Gulou to Art Library, Changping-Batong connection line, Line 10 remaining stations.

Source: Beijing Subway Opening
What is the Changping-Batong connection line? It sounds intense cause Batong and Changping are like on opposite sides of the city or is that the line 8 north extension to the Changping line?

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Old December 14th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #1031
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What is the Changping-Batong connection line? It sounds intense cause Batong and Changping are like on opposite sides of the city or is that the line 8 north extension to the Changping line?
It should be Chang-ba connection (昌八聯絡線 in Chinese). Literally it means the connection line between Line 8 and Changping Line, and it is actually the northern extension of Line 8 to Zhuxinzhuang Station.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 11:43 PM   #1032
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That was exactly my though, I was surprised with a connection from North to East Beijing but then I realized was line 8 North (West). I believe this happened because the first hanzi for Batong is also number 8.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 01:19 AM   #1033
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That was exactly my though, I was surprised with a connection from North to East Beijing but then I realized was line 8 North (West). I believe this happened because the first hanzi for Batong is also number 8.
Yes the hanzi for ba in batong is 8 in Chinese.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 07:18 AM   #1034
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Four lines to open on December 30th 2012
  • Line 10 phase II
  • Line 6
  • Line 8 phase II
  • Line 9 North

The new lines will add 70km to Beijing Subway and make it a 442km metro network.

In 2013 four sections will open (22km), including Line 14 west, Line 8 Gulou to Art Library, Changping-Batong connection line, Line 10 remaining stations.

Source: Beijing Subway Opening
Line 14 West (7 stations from Xiqu) is scheduled to finish on 5/5/2013, and people are expecting the remaining stations of Line 10 can be open together with Line 14 West.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 10:36 AM   #1035
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Xavier is correct. It's line 8 not Batong.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 05:38 AM   #1036
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Beijing Subway to be the longest subway network in the world,Shanghai No.2

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Beijing Subway line 6 to start operation by year-end
2012-09-26 08:59:13 GMT2012-09-26 16:59:13(Beijing Time) SINA.com

By Zhao Wei, Sina English

Beijing Subway line 6, which is another major line connecting Beijing’s East and West, is scheduled to start operation on December 28 this year, according to Beijing Municipal Transport Committee.

The Line 6, which runs almost parallel to the Line 1, is expected to ease congestion and increase transport capability by 30%.

Beijing currently has 15 subway lines that span 372 kilometers. By the end of this year, another four lines will be open, extending the coverage to 440 kilometers, making Beijing Subway the longest subway network in the world.

The four new lines that will start running by the end of 2012 are line 6, which connects the city’s East and West; line 10, which will become Beijing’s second loop line once completed; extension of line 8, connecting northern suburbs and the city centre; and extension of line 9 will link to the Beijing West Railway Station.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 10:49 AM   #1037
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Old December 17th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #1038
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Gorgeous! But is it freely possible to take photos in the subway?

I am reaaly astonished by the modern that this metro system in Peking is.
I am also surprised that these images are possible, I thought that in China taking photos of such infrastructure is subject to restrictions and prohibitions due to fear of spying and terrorism.
In Holland, where I live, I have had a few times problems with police or security people who seem to suffer acute espionitis, when I was taking photos in the metro or rail stations and other SSC and rail forum photographers had similar problems, in reality there is no law which forbids it (in Cold War times it was prohibited but the ban was lifted in 1967), the point is that police and security people seem to like to bother photographers instead of catching thieves. How is the legal situation in China regarding rail photos and do policemen respect the law or do they forbid things allowed by the law?
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Old December 18th, 2012, 02:34 AM   #1039
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I am reaaly astonished by the modern that this metro system in Peking is.
I am also surprised that these images are possible, I thought that in China taking photos of such infrastructure is subject to restrictions and prohibitions due to fear of spying and terrorism.
In Holland, where I live, I have had a few times problems with police or security people who seem to suffer acute espionitis, when I was taking photos in the metro or rail stations and other SSC and rail forum photographers had similar problems, in reality there is no law which forbids it (in Cold War times it was prohibited but the ban was lifted in 1967), the point is that police and security people seem to like to bother photographers instead of catching thieves. How is the legal situation in China regarding rail photos and do policemen respect the law or do they forbid things allowed by the law?
in this field( not something about political), china is as free as western countries.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 02:42 AM   #1040
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shanghai might still be the longest

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Beijing Subway to be the longest subway network in the world,Shanghai No.2



That might be wrong. The pic assumes shanghai doesn't open any new trackage, which it does. The deal breaker is if line 12 opens in time cause idk at this point.
Shanghai by
2011=424.8km (excluding maglev, line 22 and not double counting 3/4)
2012=446.2km (lines 12 phase 1, 13 phase 1 opened)

beijing by
2011=372.0km
2012=442.1km (line 6 phase 1,8 south,9 north,10 phase 2 opens)

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