Beijing Subway to Partially Shut Down on 02-03 September 2015

Station Closure

Update (20:20 on 30 August 2015): Content as provided below has been confirmed as correct.

Due to the military parade to take place on 03 September 2015, marking 70 years since the end of World War II in Asia, the Beijing Subway will cut back on services, according to the Beijing Subway authorities.

Some stations and lines will be partially or fully suspended and will not run on both 02 and 03 September 2015. You are advised to make alternative travel plans early.

Line 1
The entire Line 1 will be closed as of 02 September 2015 at 22:00 until 13:00 on 03 September 2015.
Dawanglu station will close earlier (as of 20:00 on 02 September 2015).
Tian’anmen East and West stations will remain closed through to 23:00 on 03 September 2015.
No trains will run.
You will also not be able to change to Line 1 at any interchange stations.
You are advised to use Line 6 or especially Line 7 where available, as they run parallel to Line 1 and are less hit with closures.

Line 2
Most stations will be closed beginning late on 02 September 2015 through to 13:00 on 03 September 2015.
These stations include: Changchunjie, Chaoyangmen, Chegongzhuang, Chongwenmen, Dongsi Shitiao, Fuxingmen, Hepingmen, Jianguomen, Qianmen, and Xuanwumen.
Qianmen station will remain closed through to 23:00 on 03 September 2015.
These stations include: Changchunjie, Chongwenmen, Fuxingmen, Hepingmen, Jianguomen, Qianmen, and Xuanwumen stations will close earlier — as of 22:00 on 02 September 2015. Other station will close two hours later, ie after midnight

Line 4
From 00:00 through to 13:00 on 03 September 2015, Lingjing Hutong, Ping’anli, Xidan, Xisi, and Xuanwumen stations will be closed.
Lingjing Hutong, Xidan, Xisi, and Xuanwumen stations will close earlier, as of 22:00 on 02 September 2015.

Line 5
From 00:00 through to 13:00 on 03 September 2015, all stations from and including Zhangzizhonglu through to and including Chongwenmen will be closed.
Chongwenmen and Dongdan stations will close earlier, as of 22:00 on 02 September 2015.
Trains will run nonstop from Beixinqiao through to Ciqikou.

Line 6
From 00:00 through to 13:00 on 03 September 2015, all stations from and including Chegongzhuang West through to and including Jintailu will be closed.
Trains will run nonstop from Baishiqiao South through to Shilipu.
If you need access to stations in central Beijing, connect early via Line 9 to Line 4 at National Library, then change for Line 2 at Xizhimen; or alternatively, use a Line 7 train.

Line 8
From 00:00 through to 13:00 on 03 September 2015, Nanluoguxiang station will be closed.
Trains will only run as far south as Shichahai.

Line 9
From 00:00 through to 13:00 on 03 September 2015, the Military Museum station will be closed.
Passengers for central Beijing are advised to take Line 7 from Beijing West station instead.

Line 10
From 00:00 through to 13:00 on 03 September 2015, Gongzhufen, Guomao, and Hujialou stations will be closed.
Guomao station will close earlier — beginning 22:00 on 02 September 2015.
The nearest Beijing CBD station still open will be Jintaixizhao.

Line 14
From 00:00 through to 13:00 on 03 September 2015, Jintailu station will be closed.
Line 14 trains running from Shan’gezhuang will only run as far south as Zaoying.

Batong Line
From 00:00 through to 13:00 on 03 September 2015, Sihui and Sihui East stations will be closed.
Westbound Batong Line trains will only run as far as Gaobeidian.

Lines Not Affected
Lines 7, 13, and 15, as well as the Changping, Daxing, Fangshan, and Yizhuang Lines, will all run normally with no interruptions to service.
Please note that Beijing Capital International Airport will be closed for all flights between 09:30 and 12:30 on 03 September 2015. This could render the Airport Express of less use during that time.

Please note that security inspections may be visibly tightened during this period, especially on these days and, in general, as early as 20 August 2015. Expect longer queues and more detailed checks.

David Feng

David Feng — founder and publisher, Tracking China, a Street Level China website.

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