Changping Line, Beijing Subway

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Not to be confused with S2 Line of the Beijing Suburban Railway, which runs from the Beijing North Railway Station to the Badaling Great Wall through Changping District. The S2 Line is operated by the Ministry of Railways.
Changping Line, Beijing Subway
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Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Beijing Subway
Status Operational
Termini Xi'erqi
Changping Xishankou
Stations 12
Daily ridership 157,100 (2014 Avg.)
238,000 (2016 Peak)[1][2]
Operation
Opened 30 December 2010(Phase I)
26 December 2015(Phase II)
Operator(s) Beijing Mass Transit Railway Operation Corp., Ltd
Technical
Line length 31.9km
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed 100 km/h (maximum service speed)
Route map
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Changping Xishankou
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Ming Tombs
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Changping
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Changping Dongguan
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Beishaowa
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Nanshao
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Shahe University Park
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Shahe
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Gonghuacheng
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Zhuxinzhuang
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Life Science Park
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Xi'erqi

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

Route[edit]

The Changping Line runs parallel and to the east of the Badaling Expressway, passing near the townships of Shahe and Nanshao.

Stations[edit]

Station Name Connections Nearby Bus Stops* Distance
km
Location
English Chinese
Xi'erqi 西二旗  13  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  8  463 560 871 880 898 899 专32 专49 专50 2.40 7.84
Gonghuacheng 巩华城 专66 3.79 11.63
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
Ming Tombs 十三陵景区 949 3.52 30.72
Changping Xishankou 昌平西山口 949 1.20 31.92

Future development[edit]

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[6]

History[edit]

The stretch of Changping Line south of Gonghuasheng station.

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.[7]

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.[4] Phase I was set to be completed by the end of 2010, and Phase II is scheduled for completion by 2012.[4]

On September 19, 2010, the line commenced trial running with empty cars.[8][9]

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.

Segment Date opened Length
Nanshao — Xi'erqi 30 December 2010 10.6 km (6.59 mi)
Changping Xishankou — Nanshao 26 December 2015 20.9 km (12.99 mi)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "北京地铁日客流创纪录 首破1200万大关". 搜狐. 2016-03-27. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  2. ^ "2014年4月30日综合交通总体运行情况". 北京市交通信息中心 北京市交通运行监测调度中心. 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  3. ^ 北京日报 (2010-06-25). "本市5条轨道交通线9月完工". 京报网. Archived from the original on 2010-07-29. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  4. ^ a b c (Chinese) "昌平地铁线直通十三陵景区:一期拟设7站拆迁工作已经启动" 京华时报 Jan. 7, 2009
  5. ^ "我市轨道交通网络化运营效果凸显". 北京市交通委员会. 2013-02-07. Archived from the original on 2014-01-09. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  6. ^ 北京轨道交通昌平线南延有望接积水潭站
  7. ^ (Chinese) "地铁昌平线预计2010年通车 林溪•石溪谷地旁设站" Landlist.cn Dec. 26, 2008
  8. ^ "Beijing urban rail Changping Line holds a trial run" Danwei.org
  9. ^ (Chinese) "昌平线试运行40分钟跑全程" 京华时报

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