Changping Line, Beijing Subway
|Changping Line, Beijing Subway|
|Daily ridership||157,100 (2014 Avg.)
238,000 (2016 Peak)
|Opened||30 December 2010(Phase I)
26 December 2015(Phase II)
|Operator(s)||Beijing Mass Transit Railway Operation Corp., Ltd|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Operating speed||100 km/h (maximum service speed)|
The Changping Line of the Beijing Subway (Chinese: 北京地铁昌平线; pinyin: běijīng dìtiě chāngpíng xiàn) is a half elevated, half underground rapid transit line in northern Beijing. The line started construction in 2009. In September 2010, Construction of Phase I was completed, and was followed by three-month test run. Phase I of the line opened on December 30, 2010 and ran north from the Xi'erqi station on Line 13 to Nanshao. On December 26, 2015, Phase II of the line opened, extending the line northwards to the Thirteen Tombs Scenic Area and terminating at Changping Xishankou station. It now connects the central Changping District with the Beijing subway network.
During rush hours, the section between Life Science Park and Xi'erqi Stations is the most congested section in the Beijing subway network, operating at 132% capacity.
The Changping Line runs parallel and to the east of the Badaling Expressway, passing near the townships of Shahe and Nanshao.
|Station Name||Connections||Nearby Bus Stops*||Distance
|Xi'erqi||西二旗||333 362 509 521 544 570 636 717 902 963 运通112 运通114 专34 专82||0.00||0.00||Haidian|
|Life Science Park||生命科学园||543 560 871 878 运通112 运通114 运通117 运通205||5.44||5.44||Changping|
|Zhuxinzhuang||朱辛庄||463 560 871 880 898 899 专32 专49 专50||2.40||7.84|
|Shahe||沙河||670 945 专51 专70||2.02||13.65|
|Shahe University Park||沙河高教园||643 884||1.96||15.61|
|Nanshao||南邵||326 643 870 884||5.51||21.12|
|Beishaowa||北邵洼||885 889 962||1.96||23.08|
|Changping Dongguan||昌平东关||314 326 345快 357 376 493 590 643 655 870 884 886 889 922 925 949 962 专105 专106||1.68||24.76|
|Changping||昌平||326 345 345快 357 376 559 655 870 884 专105 专106||2.44||27.20|
A south extension beyond the current southern terminus of Xi'erqi has been proposed. Originally planned to end at Xizhimen with the entire extension sharing the right of way with Line 13 between Xizhimen and Xi'erqi, on a quadruple track layout. However, due to capacity issues at Xizhimen, the proposal has since been revised and Changping Line will parallel Line 13 and terminate at Jishuitan instead, with transfers to Line 2. The south extension is planned to be completed by 2020
The planned route of the Changping Line was chosen from three alternatives. The other original options placed the southern terminus of the line at the Beijing North Railway Station near Line 2 at Xizhimen and at Huoying, with transfers not only to Line 8 but to Line 13 as well. One original alternative plan set Phase II at 16.7 km with one extra station beyond the Ming Tombs.
On January 5, 2009, the Changping District government signed land clearing contracts with townships along route, Huilongguan, Shahe and Nanshao, marking the official beginning of Phase I construction. Phase I was set to be completed by the end of 2010, and Phase II is scheduled for completion by 2012.
On December 30, 2010, Phase I of the line entered into operation.
On December 26, 2015, Phase II of the line entered into operation, extending the line north underground for another 6 stations.
|Nanshao — Xi'erqi||30 December 2010||10.6 km (6.59 mi)|
|Changping Xishankou — Nanshao||26 December 2015||20.9 km (12.99 mi)|
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