S1 line (Beijing Subway)

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S1 line
S1 003 approaching Shichang (20170917144848).jpg
S1 Line under test.
Other name(s)
  • M26 (planned name)
  • Line 26
  • Mentougou Line (Chinese: 门头沟线; pinyin: Méntóugōu Xiàn)
  • Datai Line (Chinese: 大台线; pinyin: Dàtái Xiàn)
  • Beijing Low-speed Maglev (Chinese: 北京低速磁悬浮; pinyin: Běijīng Dīsù Cíxuánfú)
  • Beijing Maglev (Chinese: 北京磁浮; pinyin: Běijīng Cífú)
Type Rapid Transit, Maglev
System Beijing Subway
Termini Shichang
(Extended to Pingguoyuan in 2019)
Stations 7
Opened December 30, 2017
Operator(s) Beijing Mass Transit Railway Operation Co., Ltd
Line length 8.25 kilometres (5.13 mi)
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph)
Route map
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S1 Line (Chinese: S1线; pinyin: S-yī Xiàn) of the Beijing Subway is a rapid transit line. It uses the technology of low-speed maglev. It is operated by the Beijing Mass Transit Railway Operation Co., Ltd. The line was opened on December 30, 2017.

The S1 Line designation is a holdover from a defunct plan to build several suburban railway lines in Beijing. S1 Line was envisioned to reuse the Jingmen Railway connecting Cishousi to Mentougou.[1] The plan was abandoned and the section between Pingguoyuan and Cishousi was replaced with Phase 3 of Line 6, and the other part of the line replaced with the Maglev S1 Line.

S1 Line starts from Pingguoyuan, and goes west towards Mentougou.[dead link][2] It is China's 3rd commercial maglev train in operation.[3]

S1 Line uses the low-speed to medium-speed magnetic levitation technology which can give a top speed of 105 kilometers per hour.[4][5]

A report in February 2013 said all preparatory work was complete and construction would commence "once the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) grants its approval."[6]

S1 Line is part of Beijing's attempts to tackle environmental problems caused by heavy car use, coal burning and fast urbanisation. Another reason is that many cities are reportedly upgrading their urban rail systems and introducing green technologies - unlike diesel or coal electric trains do not produce direct emissions.[3]

Six coach maglev trains will be built by the China CNR (by subsidiary Tangshan Railway Vehicle), making it the first domestically built Chinese maglev train. [3]


The under construction Yongding River Bridge of S1 Line.
Station Name Connections Nearby Bus Stops Distance
English Chinese
Shichang 石厂 931 948 959 960 0.00 0.00 Mentougou
Xiaoyuan 小园 890 960 965 981 994 1.29 1.29
Liyuanzhuang 栗园庄 941 981 1.27 2.56
Shang'an 上岸 1.04 3.60
Qiaohuying 桥户营 1.08 4.68
Sidaoqiao 四道桥 941 0.84 5.52
Jin'anqiao 金安桥  6  325 336 337 358 370 396 472 489 892 929 931 941 941快 948 959 961 977 BRT4 (快速公交4) BRT4支 (快速公交4支) 运通101 运通112 运通116 2.73 8.25 Shijingshan
Pingguoyuan 苹果园  1   6  1.58 9.83


  1. ^ "北京市规划建6条市郊铁路 速度比地铁快一倍(图)-搜狐财经". business.sohu.com. Retrieved 2017-12-21. 
  2. ^ "S1 line of Beijing subway to use maglev trains". eBeijing, the Official Website of the Beijing Government. Archived from the original on 20 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c NAN, ZHONG (19 February 2014). "Maglev trains speeding toward greener future". China Daily Asia. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Beijing's first maglev train plans to open in 2012". People's Daily Online. 
  5. ^ "Nation New maglev line to connect western Beijing". People's Daily Online. 
  6. ^ "Beijing's 1st maglev train to start construction". 

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