Huixinxijie Nankou Station

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Huixinxijie Nankou Station
惠新西街南口站
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Location
Province Beijing
(See other stations in Beijing)
City Beijing
Station statistics
Operator(s) Beijing Mass Transit Railway Operation Corp., Ltd
Line(s)      Line 5     Line 10
Rail services
Preceding station   Beijing Subway   Following station
Line 5
towards Songjiazhuang
towards outer loop / anticlockwise
Line 10
towards inner loop / clockwise

Huixinxijie Nankou Station (pinyin: Huìxīnxījiē Nánkǒu Zhàn) is a station on Line 5 and Line 10 of the Beijing Subway. The station handled a peak passenger traffic of 241,700 people on May 5, 2013.[1]

At this station, Line 10 uses side platforms on the upper underground level, while Line 5 uses a central platform a level beneath. The two platforms are at right angles. Line 10 passengers, especially those near the center of the train, have easy access to the stairs leading down to Line 5, while Line 5 riders headed for Line 10 need to choose their direction of travel first. The interchange is one of the easiest in use in the Beijing Subway network, but came at a price: above-ground road traffic had to be completely closed during the construction of the station.

The two parts of the stop opened separately: Line 5 and part of the concourse opened October 7, 2007, while the rest opened along with Line 10 on July 19, 2008.

On November 6, 2014, a woman was killed when she tried to board the train at Huixinxijie Nankou Station on Beijing Subway's Line 5. She became trapped between the train door and the platform edge door and was crushed to death by the departing train. The accident happened on the second day of APEC China 2014 meetings in the city during which the municipal government has banned cars from the roads on alternate says to ease congestion and reduce pollution during the summit – measures which the capital’s transport authorities have estimated would lead to an extra one million extra passengers on the subway every day.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "北京地铁10号线"O"了 客流破170万". 人民网. Retrieved 2013-05-09. 
  2. ^ http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1634392/beijing-subway-passengers-tried-raise-alarm-accident-victim-was-dragged "South China Morning Post - Beijing subway passengers tried to raise alarm before accident victim was dragged to her death"

Coordinates: 39°58′33″N 116°24′41″E / 39.9757°N 116.4113°E / 39.9757; 116.4113