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Old June 23rd, 2015, 03:36 AM   #1841
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Airport Express West Extension
http://www.chinanews.com/cj/2015/06-21/7357749.shtml

The extension work of the current airport express line will commence before end of this year, and it is expected to be put into operation in 2018. The Line will extend from the current Dongzhimen station to Beixinqiao station, connecting with subway Line 5. Once the project is completed, in-town check-in facilities will be added at Dongzhimen station.
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Old July 21st, 2015, 10:00 PM   #1842
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Final Design for Line 17 Approved
http://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/201...line-17-report
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Old July 22nd, 2015, 07:33 PM   #1843
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Do express services use (parts of) existing tracks or do they run on their own tracks for 100%?
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Old August 1st, 2015, 09:12 PM   #1844
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From China forum:

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Downtown Beijing to see one hour daily commute time in 2020

Beijing will reduce its average commute by public transportation within the Fifth Ring Road from 97 minutes in 2014 (the nation's longest that year) to 60 minutes in 2020 by building a modernized comprehensive transportation system, Beijing Times reported, quoting a senior official on Tuesday.

This means Beijing commuters will spend one hour traveling within the Fifth Ring Road during daily peak hours, thanks to the multi-layer and diversified public transportation system expected in Beijing as of 2020, said Zhou Zhengyu, head of the Beijing Committee of Transportation.

Zhou said the traffic performance index will be kept within six, which indicates mild traffic congestion.

The traffic performance index, initiated in Beijing, rates traffic conditions on a scale of zero to ten, where zero to two indicates smooth traffic; two to four, basically smooth traffic; four to six, mild traffic congestion; six to eight, moderate congestion and eight to 10, heavy congestion.

Downtown Beijing's traffic congestion index had an average of 5.5 on a daily basis in 2014, while the index at times temporarily reached as high as eight during rushing hours, which totaled four hours.

Beijing will continue to control the number of private cars and take measures to increase the proportion of green travel including public transport, bicycles and walking, to 75 percent of all travel and reduce that of car travel, which includes private cars and taxis, to 25 percent downtown.

At present, the portion of private car travel among all travel means in the downtown area is 30 percent and that of taxis is 7 percent.

Beijing had 3.3 million new cars in 2014 and the city's car ownership increased by almost 160 percent in the 10 years between 2004 and 2014. In the meantime, the portion of public transport among all travel means increased from 29.4 percent to 48 percent.

Traffic congestion, a well-known urban woe accompanying urbanization, is obviously not unique in Beijing.

Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen had average commutes of almost 90 minutes in 2014, with residents of Tianjin, Nanjing, Shenyang and Chongqing spending more than 65 minutes traveling from home to work in the same year.

In IBM's 2011 Global Commuter Pain Survey, Beijing was named the city with the worst commuting conditions in the world, according to online magazine Smartplanet. Metropolises such as New York, Paris or Los Angeles, didn't even make the top 10.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...21432315_2.htm
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Old August 1st, 2015, 09:44 PM   #1845
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1. I think (I hope at least) that the recent news of Beijing winning the 2022 Winter Olympics bid will significantly boost the progress of urban and suburban rail projects in and around Beijing. How many km's will urban and suburban rail total in 2022 according to recent plans? Will it be the world's largest urban rail system by then? (I know it is planned to be 1000 km+)

2. I see that bighomey3000 posted a fragment of a map with the approved design of Line 17. I also see on this map a section of the new rapid metro line running parallel to/underneath Line 1 (What is this called, still R1 officially?). Could you possibly link an up-to-date map containing all the lines under construction or planned with a finalized design? Wiki's maps (both English and Chinese version) as of yet lack Line 17 and this rapid line among others.

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Old August 1st, 2015, 11:22 PM   #1846
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Line R1 is now called line 18. Anyway, things are very different from when Beijing won the right to host 2008 Olympics. Back then only four lines existed (Actually the Batong line was, and still is, an extension to line 1).
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Old August 2nd, 2015, 08:46 PM   #1847
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Beijing will Express Subway from Lines 20,21,22,23,....and 50 in future or 2050
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 02:13 AM   #1848
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Has any date been announced for the opening of the Line 14 extension?
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Old August 8th, 2015, 03:33 AM   #1849
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Which bus stop do you think, is Beijing's busiest?
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Old August 8th, 2015, 12:32 PM   #1850
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I'd be happy if they build a line 35 or even a line 41 . Knowing China's huge plans, I wouldn't be surprised to see a line with such numbers. I didn't pick these numbers randomly, they are those of my favorite bus lines of Zaragoza.
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Has any date been announced for the opening of the Line 14 extension?
According to what I've read lately, most of the line 14 gap will be filled by the end of current year, from Jintai Lu to You'anmen Wai. The section that runs through Lize is awaiting to that area's master plan, so there wouldn't be a single line 14 until at least 2019.
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Old August 8th, 2015, 12:42 PM   #1851
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Which bus stop do you think, is Beijing's busiest?
That would depend on how you define "bus stop", I think. Parts of the Beijing network is extremely busy, with many more buses than could possibly stop at any one point, so a bus stop is very long with each bus line, or group of lines, have their own reserved stop, the through buses may have one platform, the local another. If there still isn't room there might be two or more staggered stops, nearby but separate. Do these count as one stop, or many? What about bus terminals?
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Old August 9th, 2015, 05:37 AM   #1852
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@ Jax:
Good point ... I would still consider stations like Liangmaqiao with several stops in a row as one big station ...
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Old August 9th, 2015, 11:50 AM   #1853
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Maybe if a bus stop/bus stops have the exact same name (e.g. not SomeThingSomeThing Xi and Dong) it counts as one stop, but in the end it is up to the ones making statistics, and I don't know who does.

I suspect that the terminals would have the highest traffic numbers while some of the major interchange stops, like Liangmaqiao, would be busiest, as all the traffic will go through a few lanes.

The buses are the mostly unsung heroes of the Beijing transport system, I'd like to see some good statistics or even a decent bus map.
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Old August 10th, 2015, 07:07 PM   #1854
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Old August 10th, 2015, 09:59 PM   #1855
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they really need a better way to "scan" the crowd for restricted stuff... And also stop Sandwiching people on the door...
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Old August 11th, 2015, 02:20 AM   #1856
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What station was that ABC guy at?
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Old August 11th, 2015, 03:38 PM   #1857
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Tiantongyuan Bei, the Northern terminus of line 5. It can be seen clearly at 0:16. Anyway, there are troubles if the line is packed already from the first station. They should have built that line for trains of at least 10 A-type cars. Lack of foresight, sure.
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Old August 11th, 2015, 09:27 PM   #1858
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Tiantongyuan Bei, the Northern terminus of line 5. It can be seen clearly at 0:16. Anyway, there are troubles if the line is packed already from the first station. They should have built that line for trains of at least 10 A-type cars. Lack of foresight, sure.
10 A type is a little overkill @ 2 min per train and 310 people per car its a one way capacity of 93,000 ppl/h/direction. However express subway Line 17 paralleling Line 5 is now under construction and will use 8 car A size trains. In the short term they should implement flex time to reduce the rush hour load.
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Old August 26th, 2015, 11:13 PM   #1859
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Does anyone have recent street view photos of caishikou (菜市口) and Dongzhimen Transit Center (东直门枢纽站)?
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Old August 27th, 2015, 02:38 AM   #1860
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What are the lines and extensions that will open this year?
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