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Old September 17th, 2013, 04:25 PM   #1461
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Line 4
SFM04


Line 8
SFM12


Line 9
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Line 10
DKZ15


Line 13
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Old September 17th, 2013, 05:35 PM   #1462
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I do apologize for not being able to put this eloquently, but what ARE Beijing trains? I know what Hitachi, Rotem, Alstom, Bombardier, Kawasaki sound like, but when I rode the Beijing subway, there were "sounds" that I identified with a mixture of these manufacturers. Could anybody shed some light? Thanks.
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Old September 17th, 2013, 09:44 PM   #1463
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I do apologize for not being able to put this eloquently, but what ARE Beijing trains? I know what Hitachi, Rotem, Alstom, Bombardier, Kawasaki sound like, but when I rode the Beijing subway, there were "sounds" that I identified with a mixture of these manufacturers. Could anybody shed some light? Thanks.
They are built by Chinese companies the SMF series are by China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation Limited and DZK series are by China CNR Corporation Limited. The world's largest and third largest rolling stock manufactures by turnover (write that down). They may have sourced parts from other companies but from what I hear the latest generation of EMUs have achieved high localization rates. Which means that the Chinese are digesting and applying the technology well.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 06:50 AM   #1464
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Line 16 station design pictures:

Lize CBD station lines 16 and 14.


Suzhou Street Station lines 16 and 10


Erligou Station lines 6 and 16
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Old October 8th, 2013, 06:51 AM   #1465
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Muxidi Station Line 1 and 16


National Library Station Lines 4, 9 and 16


Xiyuan Station


I only picked the interesting stations which had interchanges with existing lines. There are plenty more images of other stations on line 16 here
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Old October 8th, 2013, 01:58 PM   #1466
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High Speed Trains in the subway?
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Old October 9th, 2013, 02:09 AM   #1467
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High Speed Trains in the subway?
Do not take the illustration literally.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 08:19 AM   #1468
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Hong Kong has an extensive system of tunnels and elevated walkways connecting public places , shopping centers and MTRs etc.

Does Beijing have a similar system or is there one on the drawing boards?
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Old October 9th, 2013, 04:17 PM   #1469
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It has got but I guess not to such an extent. Hong Kong does have it due to very limited space while Beijing is 10-20 much larger.

But I've come across such things at Dongzhimen, for example.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 06:12 PM   #1470
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An underground/evelated walkway system while more expensive would offer advantages during winter or summer.

One would think the pros would be greater than the cons.

Are any other Mainland cities planning such a system?
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Old October 9th, 2013, 09:04 PM   #1471
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An underground/evelated walkway system while more expensive would offer advantages during winter or summer.

One would think the pros would be greater than the cons.

Are any other Mainland cities planning such a system?
Nanjing's Xinjiekou shopping district is almost entirely hollow down below, it has a couple of shopping streets under ground, and the basement is connected to two metro stations and something like ten department stores.
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Old October 10th, 2013, 05:06 AM   #1472
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Custom shuttle provides new route in Beijing gridlock

BEIJING, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- A Beijing Public transport operator is experimenting a new shuttle service to help commuters navigate through the city's notorious gridlock.

Beijing Public Transport Holdings (BPT) has launched a "customized shuttle service," promising speedy travel on dedicated lanes.

Routes are tailored to commuters' travel needs, which BPT collects from its official website. Since the operator's first call for customized routes in late August, more than 4,000 people have registered and 2,000 have signed up to ride shuttle buses.

A month after its launch, the service now departs from 12 residential areas around the city's suburbs to bustling downtown business districts during peak hours. BPT will add 12 more routes after the end of the seven-day National Holiday that started on Oct. 1.

Priced at 8 yuan (1.63 U.S. dollars), passengers are guaranteed a seat on a bus that is wifi-enabled and runs straight to the destination on the dedicated lanes. Each bus carries 22 passengers.

"This feels much better than the crowded subway I used to take during peak hours," said a passenger surnamed Chen who boarded the shuttle near his apartment in an eastern suburb to Beijing's Central Business District.

Other Chinese cities have launched or are considering customized shuttle bus services as sprawling urban development has lengthened trips between the home and office.

Besides Beijing, the coastal city of Qingdao in east China's Shandong Province started running two customized routes on Aug. 15. Similar services are to open in Xi'an, capital of northwest Shaanxi Province and Shanghai, the nation's financial hub.

Beijing's customized shuttle service came at a time when the rising number of car ownership is worsening the capital's traffic gridlock and contributing to serious air pollution.

Automobile ownership hit 5.36 million at the end of July and statistics from the municipal environmental authority shows that vehicle exhaust fumes accounts for 22.2 percent of airborne particles measuring less than 2.5 microns in diameter, or PM 2.5, that many blame for the city's smog.

The Beijing government has already introduced curbs to reduce car emissions and ease traffic flow, such as taking vehicles off the roads during weekdays based on license plate numbers and imposing a monthly quota on car license plates through a lottery scheme.

In a plan to improve air quality, Beijing announced a target to cap automobile ownership at six million by 2017. Authorities are likely to tighten the existing license quota to achieve this goal.

The shuttle service thus becomes part of a broader campaign by the municipal government to encourage citizens to park their cars and use public transportation more often. Each year BPT revises and adds new bus routes to accommodate the needs of people living in the suburbs.

Meanwhile, Beijing's subway network is also being extended and has become the choice for many to commute between home and the workplace.

While these means of public transportation eases local travel, passengers complain about crowded buses and subway coaches, as well as punctuality issues. A signal glitch that held up service on one of Beijing's 14 subway lines in mid-September forced many to swarm bus stops, stretching the capital's public transportation.

However, some are skeptical about the new shuttle service's potential to deliver, as few of those who have signed up drive their own car to work.

"If the shuttle service can attract more of those who drive their own car to work, I think it will make a big difference to Beijing's traffic problem," Chen, the passenger, said.
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Old October 10th, 2013, 11:24 AM   #1473
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Nanjing's Xinjiekou shopping district is almost entirely hollow down below, it has a couple of shopping streets under ground, and the basement is connected to two metro stations and something like ten department stores.
That's interesting to know.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 05:53 PM   #1474
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Beijing to construct 6 new subway lines

BEIJING, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Construction of six new subway lines in Beijing is expected to start by the end of this year to help ease traffic in the Chinese capital.

The six lines, with a total length of more than 90 km, are expected to be operational by the end of 2016, bringing the city's total track length to more than 600 km, according to the Beijing City Subway Construction Management Company on Tuesday.

They include downtown lines and lines linking suburban areas with the downtown.

Currently there are 17 subway lines running in Beijing with a total length of 456 km. The city's subway system carries approximately 10 million passengers daily on workdays.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 07:53 PM   #1475
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I was wondering about the maglev line S1 that we have been hearing about for years. Does anyone know if this is progressing or still stalled?

This is from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_Maglev_Train

Beijing Maglev Train

Beijing Maglev Trains or Beijing Transrapid (Chinese:北京低速磁悬浮) is a proposed magnetic levitation train, or maglev line rapid transit system that has to be built and operated by the Beijing Suburban Railway with the introduction of S1 line of Beijing Subway starting from the Dinghuiqiao north number five road on the West Fourth Ring Road, and go west towards Mentougou.[1]
Trains will use the low and middle speed magnetic levitation technology which can give a top speed of 105 kilometers per hour. [2][3]
A report in February 2013 said all preparatory work was complete and construction would commence "once the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) grants its approval."[4]
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Old November 16th, 2013, 05:41 PM   #1476
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PSGs being installed at Batong and Line 13

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Old November 18th, 2013, 01:28 AM   #1477
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How bout lines 1 and 2?
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Installation starting this year
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 03:59 AM   #1479
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Which next openings can we espect?
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 06:09 AM   #1480
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Line 8 North extension to Changping Line and Line 8 South extension to Art Museum by the end of the year
Next year there will be huge openings:
Line 14 and 15 extensions will provide relief for north and east sides of line 10 while Line 7 will further relieve Line 1.
Line 6 will be extended further east.
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