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Old June 29th, 2013, 09:27 PM   #1361
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You may try to re-install it. If it doesn't work then I will post pictures of these cities myself.
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Old June 29th, 2013, 09:42 PM   #1362
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But please not in this thread. I've already given a link where this topic can be discussed.
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 12:58 PM   #1363
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Finally I had the chance to take the newly-built Subway Line 6 in Beijing. I am really amazed about this Chinese achievement. Line 6 finally gives relief to the Beijing people who want to travel between the East and West of the city. Line 1 was exploding with too many passengers.

You can see a video summary on Youtube:






Here you see a view over Beijing looking to the west. The air quality is not too bad. Line 6 runs mostly beneath Chaoyangmen Street in Beijing, which can be on the right.





We enter the Beijing Subway system at Hujialou Station, which is located at the 3rd Ring Road near the CCTV Tower. This is an interchange station between Line 10 and Line 6.







Here you can see a detailed map of Hujialou Station. We have entered at Exit D.







Here you can see the pedestrian mezzanine levels.
Going downstairs you enter the platform of Line 10 (inner ring loop, counter-clockwise direction) and going forward you enter the platform of Line 10 (for west-east direction trains).





The second big ring metro around Beijing has been closed. We are now at the platform of Line 10.







Leaving the platform and going to Line 6, which runs perpendicular above Line 10.





Mezzanine level Line 6:





Platform Line 6:





Inside Beijing Subway Line 6 train - its not full at all. Compare that with the busy Line 1, which is running 1 mile south of Line 6.









One can see the driver window - I have only seen this feature on Shanghai Metro Line 6 and 8.







We are getting out at Nanluoguxiang Station. The architecture is really amazing. It blends itself in perfectly with the historic building style of the Nanluoguxiang hutong.













Station Map:





Beijing Subway TV:





Ticket Machine:





Outside exit:





Nanluoguxiang Station is still a construction site, because in the near future it will become a transfer station with North-South Line 8.





Busy Dianmen Road running above Line 6.







Compare Line 6 with Line 2, which was built in the 80s. Here at Jishuitan Station. Its day and night.









Continueing on Line 6 in westward direction towards Baishiqiao South. Baishiqiao Southis a transfer station, passengers can change there to Subway Line 9.

Mezzanine level Baishiqiao Station:





Station Map:





Platform Line 9:





Inside the not so busy Line 9:







The train passes through Military Museum station. This important transfer station to Line 1 has not opened yet. Anyway, I am so happy that the Northern part of Line 9 between Beijing West Railway Station and National Library has opened at the end of 2012. This line was needed badly, as well. Finally one can reach Beijing West Railway Station by Subway. Walking between Military Museum and the Railway Station was always a pain.

Arriving at Beijing West Railway Station:









Seeing the Subway hall underneath Beijing West Railway Station:

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Old July 4th, 2013, 06:00 AM   #1364
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Do Beijingers generally line up to board the trains?
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Old July 4th, 2013, 10:47 AM   #1365
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Do Beijingers generally line up to board the trains?
Yes- very long and wide. $0.30 ( 30 cents) per unlimited transfer trip ( except Airport Express ).

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Old July 6th, 2013, 03:33 AM   #1366
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Doc7austin, thanks a lot for the pictures. I really like the fact that China has started to decorate their metro stations. I remember Hangzhou and Wuxi metros, too.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 06:48 PM   #1367
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I was taking subway from Olympic Park to Beijing South Station on Friday, line 8 -> line 2 -> line 4. It's quite crowded on Line 2 and Line 4, even not in rush hour. The subway stations are smaller than the Shanghai ones (even the newly build ones). The signage is no good either. Overall I think Shanghai has the edge ever Beijing as far as metro is concerned, particularly in station usability and convenience.
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Old July 14th, 2013, 08:18 AM   #1368
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pictures I took on Friday

Line 8 Olympics Park Station









Gulou Station, interchange line 2



exit street map, a better map than Shanghai subway

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Old July 14th, 2013, 09:26 AM   #1369
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Line 2 is as old as before, Line 2 Deshengmen Station







Line 2 Xizhimen Station, interchanging Line 4





Transfer to Line 4, it's weird that Line 4 is located just beneath the platform of Line 2







Get down and see Line 4 platform



exit to Line 4 Beijing South Station



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Old July 14th, 2013, 10:40 AM   #1370
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Beijing Subway Map 2013

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http://www.seacitymaps.com/china/bei...bway_map_1.htm

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Old July 15th, 2013, 05:08 AM   #1371
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July 12 Beijing daily ridership reaches record high of 11 million

The total 17 line's ridership on July 12 is 11.0469 million. Multiple lines created new highs (in millions):

Line 2: 1.5208
Line 6: 0.6421
Line 4 + Daxing: 1.5512
Line 9: 0.4292
Line 10: 2.0152
Changping: 0.1584
Yizhuang: 0.1952

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Old July 15th, 2013, 05:20 AM   #1372
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congratulations....beijing...

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I've heard a figure of 64 km.

But line 10 of Beijing metro is the longest circular line in the world, that's what I wanted to say.
this is one of the most impressive things in beijing...
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Old July 15th, 2013, 05:40 AM   #1373
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If no one minds, I will share my transit pics from the Beijing area. Nothing special, but enjoy.

Start off in Dongcheng District, near Beixinqiao Station:

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troleybuses and articulated buses in beijing....
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Old July 15th, 2013, 10:12 AM   #1374
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July 12 Beijing daily ridership reaches record high of 11 million

The total 17 line's ridership on July 12 is 11.0469 million. Multiple lines created new highs (in millions):

Line 2: 1.5208
Line 6: 0.6421
Line 4 + Daxing: 1.5512
Line 9: 0.4292
Line 10: 2.0152
Changping: 0.1584
Yizhuang: 0.1952

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Wow line 10 broke 2 million people/day...
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Old July 17th, 2013, 04:26 AM   #1375
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troleybuses and articulated buses in beijing....
From this year Shanghai will start to use the 3-door buses to replace the old 2-door ones.



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Old July 17th, 2013, 06:01 AM   #1376
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Shanghai or Beijing?
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Old July 17th, 2013, 06:54 AM   #1377
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Shanghai. Wrong thread I just saw the above bus pictures
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Old July 17th, 2013, 06:02 PM   #1378
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Wow line 10 broke 2 million people/day...
It must be the busiest subway line in the world?
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Old July 19th, 2013, 05:27 PM   #1379
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Xierqi station lol




Video: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTg0Nzc3MjQ4.html
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Old July 19th, 2013, 08:17 PM   #1380
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WOW!

What was going on? metro on one line broken/delayed?
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