Line 14 of the Beijing Subway (Chinese: 北京地铁14号线; pinyin: běijīng dìtiě shísì hàoxiàn) is a rapid transit rail line under construction in Beijing. The line is planned to run across the southern and eastern fringes of urban Beijing from the Dongheyan Lu on the west bank of the Yongding River in the southwest corner of the city to Shan'gezhuang in the northeast corner. It will stop at the Beijing South Station, the city’s high speed rail terminus. In all, Line 14 will be 47.7 km in length and have 36 stations. and is being built in three phases. Phase I, from Zhangguozhuang in the South West of the city to Xiju on the Western part of Line 10, opened on May 5, 2013, while most of the Eastern portion is scheduled for completion by the end of 2014. The central portion of the line, from Xiju to Jiulongshan, was previously planned as part of Phase 1 but has been delayed until 2015. Line 14 will be the first metro line in Beijing to use high capacity wide-body A size trains.
The precise route of Line 14 has been revised several times and is still subject to change even as construction on Phase I gets underway. Line 14 is certain to begin in the southwest at Dongheyan Lu, just west of the Yongding River, pass through South Station, where platforms for Line 14 have already been built, and eventually reach Wangjing. Phase I calls for construction of a line from Dongheyan Lu to Guangqu Lu.
A map showing Beijing subway lines currently in operation, in solid lines and lines now under construction or set for construction, including Line 14 (both Phases I & II), in dashed lines.
The partially completed Line 14 Qilizhuang Station concourse in January 2, 2012.
In Phase I, Line 14 will begin at the Dongheyan Lu in Fengtai District, on the southwestern edge of urban Beijing. It will cross the river to Zhangyi Village and enter the 5th Ring Road. Going due east on Fengtai Nan Lu, it will pass by the Fengtai Sports Center, enter the 4th Ring Road and continue eastward on Fengtai Bei Lu, which becomes Lize Lu inside the 3rd Ring Road. Line 14 then meets Line 4 at the Beijing South Station, the city’s newly built high-speed rail terminus, near Yongdingmen, near the southern tip of Chongwen District. Going further east, Line 14 re-enters Fengtai District and crosses Line 5 near Puhuangyu. It then follows Pufang Lu through the heavily residential Fangzhuang section of Fengtai and emerges outside of the 3rd Ring Road on Hongyan Lu in Chaoyang District. Line 14 ends its eastward journey abruptly at Xidawang Lu, where it turns straight north. After passing by the Beijing University of Technology, Phase I of Line 14 will end at the junction of Xidawang Lu and Guangqu Lu, due east of Jinsong. Phase I may be completed by early as 2013.
Phase II of Line 14 will continue north on Xidawang Lu, crossing Line 7 near Baiziwan, and Line 1, at Dawang Lu. Further north, Dawang Lu turns into Jintai Lu, which Line 14 will follow to the Chaoyang Park. After cutting through the park, Line 14 will exit the 4th Ring Road via Jiuxianqiao Lu, which then extends straight north to the Capital Airport Expressway. North of the expressway, Line 14 enters the vast Wangjing neighborhood of Chaoyang District. The Line bisects Wangjing from south to north on Guangshun Nan and Bei Dajie. It then emerges north of the 5th Ring Road and terminates in the Laiguangying section of Chaoyang District. Phase II is expected to be completed in 2014.