Beijing’s Least-Loved Subway Stations

Beijing Tactics (北京攻略), a simplified Chinese WeChat account, recently published a list of Beijing’s least loved mass transit stations. Here’s their Top 10 — plus a few comments from David here on Tracking China… No. 10: Yonghegong (雍和宫) (Lines 2, 5 interchange) No wonder — the Line 5 concourse is easily confusing, and of course… Continue reading Beijing’s Least-Loved Subway Stations

Beijing Subway Lines 1 and 9: Military Museum Interchange Begins 21 December 2013

The era where the very odd arrangements — of Line 1 trains stopping at Military Museum, of Line 9 trains skipping it, and of no interchange at this station — that made the Military Museum station what it was — is now finally over. Full interchange facilities will be available starting 21 December 2013, and… Continue reading Beijing Subway Lines 1 and 9: Military Museum Interchange Begins 21 December 2013

“Full Interchange” for Travellers on Trains G1234 and G1235

Beginning 01 July 2014, if you will be travelling on Trains G1234 or G1235, which is in fact one service from Changchun to Shanghai Hongqiao, please be prepared for a “full interchange” at Tianjin West Railway Station. All passengers from Changchun who are heading to destinations beyond Tianjin West in the direction of Shanghai Hongqiao… Continue reading “Full Interchange” for Travellers on Trains G1234 and G1235

Beijing Subway Line 9: Is Fengtai Dongdajie Out Of Action?

Of the 9 stations on the southern part of Line 9 due to enter service by late December 2011, one of them will be missing in action. That bit is — Fengtai Dongdajie station. Also previously known as the (old) Fengtai Railway Station, this station lies in a remarkably old part of Fengtai. It is… Continue reading Beijing Subway Line 9: Is Fengtai Dongdajie Out Of Action?