Tianjin Readies More Works Plans for Metro Lines 7 and 11

That map of Tianjin’s metro lines is becoming busier with every year: we now have Lines 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 9 opened to the public already. You’ll want to add two more lines to this, as the city by the Bohai Sea is finalising routes for Lines 7 and 11. As lines go… Continue reading Tianjin Readies More Works Plans for Metro Lines 7 and 11

Beijing Subway Trials Self-Service Ticketing on Lines 7, 8, 15, and Fangshan Line

From today (15 November 2016), if you want to get places on Lines 7, 8, or 15, or the Fangshan Line, you’ll need to talk to — that’s right, a machine. To cut queues in front of traditional ticket counters, the Beijing Subway is encouraging riders to use the automated machines to buy a new… Continue reading Beijing Subway Trials Self-Service Ticketing on Lines 7, 8, 15, and Fangshan Line

Huangtudian Railway Station Opens to Passenger Rail Traffic

Huangtudian Railway Station (黄土店站) has opened to passenger rail traffic, and will now be the Beijing terminus for all Suburban Line S2 trains until late 2019. The station is a short walk away from Exit G4 at Huoying Subway Station. Passengers who were used to going to Beijing North (Beijingbei) station at Xizhimen will now… Continue reading Huangtudian Railway Station Opens to Passenger Rail Traffic

Beijing North (Beijingbei) Railway Station to Suspend All Train Services Starting 01 November 2016

Beijing’s north railway station, otherwise known as Beijingbei station, will be closed to railway traffic as of 01 November 2016, but its ticket office will remain open. The station itself will re-open at a later time. When the closures enter effect, all trains that leave currently from Beijing North will be diverted as follows: All… Continue reading Beijing North (Beijingbei) Railway Station to Suspend All Train Services Starting 01 November 2016

Extra Late Night Northbound Trains on Beijing Subway Line 4

To accommodate for passengers arriving late into Beijing South (Beijingnan) Railway Station, Beijing MTR will extend train service for northbound (ie citybound) trains on Beijing Subway Line 4 departing from Beijing South Railway Station. The extra trains will run daily late in the evening from 29 September 2016 through to and including 07 October 2016.… Continue reading Extra Late Night Northbound Trains on Beijing Subway Line 4

Beijing Subway Line 3 “Fast-Tracks” Station Work for Part Between 2nd and 5th Rings

In the newest environment review report published by the Chinese Academy of Railway Science, 8 of the 14 stations being planned for Subway Line 3 will be built starting from later this year. Rather than waiting for the entire set of 14 stations in the eastern part of the line, the first 8 are being… Continue reading Beijing Subway Line 3 “Fast-Tracks” Station Work for Part Between 2nd and 5th Rings

Tracking China FrontLines: Beijing Subway Yanfang Line, September 2016

If you imagine a subway station 50 km southwest of Tian’anmen Square, then you’ve imagined it: the westernmost terminus of the new Yanfang Line, stretching from the built-up part of Fangshan in the southwestern suburbs all the way out to Yanshan. Tracking China went along the route of the new line to see how work… Continue reading Tracking China FrontLines: Beijing Subway Yanfang Line, September 2016

Beijing Subway: No Line 13 Train Service between Lishuiqiao and Dongzhimen from 01 October 2016 until 07 October 2016

Due to roadworks extending Beiyuan Road further north, trains on Beijing Subway Line 13 will not run between Lishuiqiao and Dongzhimen from 01 October 2016 through to 07 October 2016. During this period of part closure, Line 13 trains will not serve Lishuiqiao, thus there will be no interchange options at that station. During this… Continue reading Beijing Subway: No Line 13 Train Service between Lishuiqiao and Dongzhimen from 01 October 2016 until 07 October 2016

Touch In Early on the Beijing Subway on 03 & 04 December 2015 for Discounts!

The Beijing Subway is improving its automated ticketing system, especially for holders of the Beijing Yikatong transport smartcard. If you touch in on a reader with your Yikatong card at a station on 03 or 04 December 2015, provided you enter before 07:00, you’ll get 1% off your ride. It’s not a lot, but it’s… Continue reading Touch In Early on the Beijing Subway on 03 & 04 December 2015 for Discounts!

Beijing Subway Lines 1 and 8 to Close Earlier on 14 November 2015

Last trains will run earlier on Beijing Subway Lines 1 and 8 on 14 November 2015 due to earlier closures to allow for signalling improvements. If you’ll be travelling late, use an alternative route. Beijing Subway Line 1: Last trains and station closures will start as of 20:00 on Line 1. From Pingguoyuan and Sihui… Continue reading Beijing Subway Lines 1 and 8 to Close Earlier on 14 November 2015