Beijing will open the new, west-east Subway Line 7 in late 2014. The new line will connect to existing lines, including the busy Subway Line 5. The connection here will be made at Ciqikou station (地铁磁器口站), where riders will be free to change between Lines 5 and 7.
In preparation for this, Beijing Subway has announced that station works need to be undertaken at Ciqikou station. This includes connections and ticketing services.
As a result, Ciqikou station will be closed from Sunday, 16 November 2014, through to Friday, 19 December 2014. Line 5 trains will not serve this station, and will only pass through enroute whilst travelling between Chongwenmen and Tiantandongmen stations. The station will open once again to passengers beginning Saturday, 20 December 2014.
During this time, to get to Ciqikou, please transfer to above-ground bus or taxi services as needed.