Guloudajie Subway Station (地铁鼓楼大街站)

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Guloudajie (Drum Tower Avenue) Subway Station (地铁鼓楼大街站) is on Beijing Subway Line 2 and Line 8. It is situated by Gulou Bridge and Zhonglou North Bridge on the northern 2nd Ring Road in central Beijing.

Arriving by Subway

Doors will open on the left. This station uses split or enclosed concourses, so choose your exit before departing via the exit gates.

Escalators leading to ground level are generally available at exits.


Hutongs are closest to all exits except Exits A and B.

Changing Lines at This Station

Line 2 to Line 8: For Line 8, access is via the station concourse and through a passageway. Always follow station signage.

Line 8 to Line 2: For Line 2, first proceed to the concourse on the upper level, then follow signs to the Line 2 part of the station.

Leaving by Subway

Security checks are required.

If you wish to add value to your Yikatong public transport smartcard, it is recommended you enter from the Line 8 part of the station (which appear in a more traditional look).

Platform doors are planned for the Line 2 platforms. Always remain behind the yellow line until your train arrives and has come to a complete stop.

Last Line 2 trains: 21:59 for clockwise trains via Andingmen (22:48 for trains terminating at Xizhimen); 22:53 for counterclockwise trains via Jishuitan (23:38 for trains terminating at Jishuitan).

Last Line 8 trains: 23:04 for northbound trains to Zhuxinzhuang; 22:47 for southbound trains to Nanluoguxiang.

Please note: We suggest that all passengers always enter stations and be inside the entry gates approximately 10 minutes before the arrival of the last train.

Last updated 10 November 2016; E&OE