Line 4 (Beijing Subway)

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Line 4
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魏公村站站台.jpg
Weigongcun station platform with a line 4 train
Beijing MTR
Overview
Other name(s)M4 (planned name)
StatusOperational
LocaleHaidian, Xicheng and Fengtai districts
Beijing
TerminiAnheqiao North
Gongyixiqiao
Stations24
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemBeijing Subway
Operator(s)Beijing MTR Corporation Limited
Depot(s)Longbeicun, Majiapu
Rolling stock6-car Type B (SFM05)
Daily ridership1,187,000 (2014 Avg. Line 4 only)[1][2]
1,574,000 (2014 Peak Line 4 only)[3]
Ridership351 million (2012 annual)[4]
History
OpenedSeptember 28, 2009; 11 years ago (2009-09-28)
Technical
Line length28.165 km (17.501 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification750 V DC, third rail
Route map

Longbeicun yard
Anheqiao North
Qing river
Beigongmen
Xiyuan
Left arrow Wanpingcheng (to be opened 2021)
Yuanmingyuan Park
Wanquan river
East Gate of Peking University
Zhongguancun
Haidianhuangzhuang
Left arrow outer – inner Right arrow
connects Line 10
Renmin University
Line 12 (to be opened 2021)
Weigongcun
connects Line 9
National Library
Line 16 (to be opened 2020)
Left arrow line 16 Beianhe
Nanchang river
Left arrow line 16 Wanpingcheng
Beijing Zoo
Xizhimen
Left arrow outer – inner Right arrow
Beijing North railway station
line 19 Mudanyuan Right arrow
Xinjiekou
Ping'anli
Line 6 and Line 19 (to be opened 2021)
Left arrow line 6 Jin'anqiaoLucheng Right arrow
Down arrow line 19 Xin'gong
Xisi
Lingjing Hutong
Xidan
Xuanwumen
Left arrow inner – outer Right arrow
Caishikou
Taoranting
South Hucheng river
Beijing South railway station
Left arrow Zhangguozhuang (to be opened 2021)Shan'gezhuang Right arrow
Liangshui river
Ma'cao river
Majiapu
Jiaomen West
Left arrow inner – outer Right arrow
Gongyixiqiao
Majiapu depot
Connects Daxing line
Inside the train compartment of Line 4. It shares many design features with MTR trains

Line 4 of the Beijing Subway (Chinese: 北京地铁4号线; pinyin: běijīng dìtiě sìhào xiàn) is a subway line in Beijing's mass transit network. It entered into operation on September 28, 2009,[5] and runs from north to south, parallel and to the west of Line 5, through Haidian, Xicheng, and Fengtai Districts in the western half of the city. It runs from Anheqiao North in the north and ends at Gongyixiqiao in the south, but the 4-Daxing connected line runs all the way to Tiangongyuan in Daxing. All stations are underground except Anheqiao North. It is 28.2 km (17.5 mi)[6] long with 24 stations.[7] Riding on this line starts from a fare of RMB(¥) 3.00 depending on the distance traveled. Line 4's color is   teal.

Line 4 and Daxing line operate as a single line although they are classified as separate lines.[8] Two different routes are ran during the day: 1. A full line connecting both Line 4 and Daxing line. 2. A shorter line that ends at Xin'gong station, the first station of Daxing line. Combined, the Line 4/Daxing Corridor carries an average of 1.24 million passengers every day.[9]

Hours of operation[edit]

The first south-bound trains departs from Anheqiao North at 5:00 AM. The first northbound train departs from Gongyixiqiao at 5:10 AM. The last northbound train leaves Anheqiao North at 10:45 PM. The last southbound train leaves Gongyixiqiao at 11:10 PM.[10] Each train completes the entire journey in 48 minutes.

Route[edit]

In the north, Line 4 begins in Anheqiao, just beyond the Summer Palace, and heads south past the Old Summer Palace, through the university district and Zhongguancun, Beijing's high-tech silicon village, before turning east at the National Library of China and passing the Beijing Zoo en route to Xizhimen. After entering the 2nd Ring Road at Xizhimen, Line 4 resumes southwards at Xinjiekou and traverses the old city through Xisi, Xidan, Xuanwumen, Caishikou, and Taoranting Park. It passes the city's high-speed rail link at the Beijing South railway station before reaching the terminus at Gongyixiqiao. Construction began in 2004 but delays have pushed back the opening date by two years to September 28, 2009.[11]

Service routes[edit]

List of Stations[edit]

The following is the list of stations, from north to south (with transfers to other lines):

Service
routes
Station Name Connections Nearby Bus Stops Distance
km[12]
Location
English Chinese
Anheqiao North 安河桥北 437 575 专28 专151 0.000 0.000 Haidian
Beigongmen 北宫门 303 332 346 384 394 563 584 601 观光3 夜8 1.363 1.363
Xiyuan 西苑  16  303 331 332 333 346 384 393 394 432 437 438 476 508 534 563 579 584 601 608 610 636 644 671 686 688 特19 夜8 1.251 2.614
Yuanmingyuan Park 圆明园 331 424 432 438 508 579 601 664 观光3 特19 1.672 4.286
East Gate of Peking University 北京大学东门 305 307 320 331 355 365 375 438 450 549 579 601 614 681 982 观光3 特19 1.295 5.581
Zhongguancun 中关村 26 302 305 307 320 332 355 365 384 392 450 466 549 579 584 601 613 614 681 686 740 982 983 特9 特15 夜8 0.887 6.468
Haidianhuangzhuang 海淀黄庄  10  302 304 305 307 320 332 355 365 386 584 614 630 634 653 671 681 特15 夜8 夜9 0.900 7.368
Renmin University 人民大学 26 300 300快 302 305 320 323 332 355 361 365 425 549 584 614 651 653 658 695 921 特8 特15 夜8 夜30 1.063 8.431
Weigongcun 魏公村 26 305 320 332 563 603 609 645 651 653 658 695 特15 夜8 1.051 9.482
National Library 国家图书馆  9  86 92 305 320 332 481 563 609 653 658 695 特19 夜8 1.658 11.140
Beijing Zoo 动物园 7 15 16 19 27 56 65 87 102 103 105 107 111 305 332 334 347 360 360快 362 534 563 604 632 695 特19 夜8 1.517 12.657 Xicheng
Xizhimen 西直门  2   13  China Railway VAP 7 16 21 26 27 44 80 87 105 111 305 332 347 360 362 375 387 438 534 563 604 618 632 651 686 691 693 694 特12 特15 夜8 夜14 夜20 夜21 专6 1.441 14.098
Xinjiekou 新街口 7 47 105 111 508 夜36 1.025 15.123
Ping'anli 平安里  6  3 13 22 38 42 88 105 107 111 118 409 701 特13 夜3 夜4 夜10 夜21 1.100 16.223
Xisi 西四 3 13 22 38 42 88 101 102 103 105 109 124 409 612 特13 夜4 夜10 夜13 1.100 17.323
Lingjing Hutong 灵境胡同 22 38 46 68 88 102 105 109 特13 夜4 夜10 0.869 18.192
Xidan 西单  1  1 15 22 52 70 83 88 102 105 109 特13 夜1 夜4 夜10 1.011 19.203
Xuanwumen 宣武门  2  7 9 15 22 44 67 70 83 102 105 109 332 特2 特7 特13 特14 夜4 夜5 夜10 0.815 20.018
Caishikou 菜市口  7  5 6 48 57 70 83 102 105 109 381 特14 夜4 夜7 夜10 夜18 专13 1.152 21.170
Taoranting 陶然亭 40 59 83 133 381 414 特14 夜4 夜18 夜23 专13 1.200 22.370
Beijing South railway station 北京南站  14  China Railway VNP  Jingjin  20 25 102 106 133 343 381 414 458 485 529 652 665 特12 夜15 夜17 夜24 专18 专53 1.643 24.013 Fengtai
Majiapu 马家堡 51 66 72 134 485 501 529 特14 夜18 专145 1.480 25.493
Jiaomen West 角门西  10  51 72 474 501 529 646 特14 夜18 专26 专145 0.827 26.320
Gongyixiqiao 公益西桥 377 474 511 556 646 825 990 专26 专132 专145 0.989 27.309
Xin'gong 新宫 343 353 369 474 556 685 827 829 946 954 专59 专67 see
Daxing line
Xihongmen 西红门 381 454 470 474 483 646 829 937 993 专84 专97 专169 Daxing
Gaomidian North 高米店北 631 937
Gaomidian South 高米店南 937 专24
Zaoyuan 枣园 410 631快 829 841 937 940 954 968
Qingyuanlu 清源路 456 631 631快 829 841 934 940 954 968 969 专23
Huangcun Xidajie 黄村西大街 456 631 631快 829 840 934 940 954 968
Huangcun railway station 黄村火车站 Huangcun railway station HCP 366 366快 369 631 631快 827 829 840 957 968 969
Yihezhuang 义和庄 456 934
Biomedical Base 生物医药基地 456 827
Tian'gongyuan 天宫院 456 827 829

Planning and construction[edit]

Plans for Line 4 date back to the 1950s when Beijing's first subway line was still under construction. It was planned to run from the Summer Palace, east towards Xizhimen, southeast to Zhongshan Park, terminating at the Beijing Stadium, which near today's Tiantandongmen Station.[13] Ultimately, the section between Summer Palace to Xizhimen was built as planned. However, construction only formally started in 2004.[14]

On December 3, 2004 Hong Kong's MTR Corporation, Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co., Ltd., and Beijing Capital Group Co., Ltd. signed the Beijing Metro Line 4, investment, construction, operation principle of cooperation agreement, making Line 4 the Mainland China's first rail transit line financed using a public-private partnership framework. Subsequently, on November 8, 2005, a joint venture among the 3 companies was established. The Hong Kong MTRC will invest 735 million RMB to the construction of Line 4 and in return have the right to operate Line 4 for 30 years.[15]

On February 11, 2009, the construction of Line 4 is nearing completion with all tunnels bored.[16] On March 6, four subway trains begin testing while Hong Kong's then Chief Executive, Donald Tsang, visited the project.[17] On September 28, 2009, Line 4 was officially opened for trial operation. Bringing the number of subway lines in Beijing to 9.[18] On December 30, 2010, the Daxing line started trial operation, with direct service into Line 4. Creating a 50 km (31 mi) long line with 35 stations.[19]

In 2008, planners in Haidian District have proposed extending the line to the north by 8 km (5.0 mi) with four additional stations.[20] The planned stations have been identified as Baiwangshan (百旺山), Xibeiwang (西北旺), Aerospace City West (航天城西), and Yongfeng (永丰).[21] However, by June 2010, Line 4's northern extension was cancelled and replaced by the northern extension of Line 16 which opened in 2016.[22]

Segment Commencement Length Station(s) Name
Anheqiao North — Gongyixiqiao 28 September 2009 28.2 km (17.52 mi)[6] 24 (initial phase)
Gongyixiqiao — Tian'gongyuan 30 December 2010 see Daxing line (through services)

Operation[edit]

Unlike the other lines of the Beijing Subway, which are completely state-owned and operated, Line 4 was built and is managed by the Beijing MTR Corp. Ltd., a three-way joint-venture among the Hong Kong MTR Corporation, the Beijing Capital Group ("BCG"), and the Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co. ("BIIC").[23] The Hong Kong MTR, which operates the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway, and the state-owned BCG each holds a 49% stake in the venture and the BIIC has 2%.[23] The JV is responsible for 30% of the investment capital to build Line 4, mainly to finance the purchase of electrical and mechanical equipment, while the Beijing Municipal Government provided the remaining 70%, to cover civil engineering, station, and track work costs.[24]

The Beijing government has also awarded the JV a concession to manage Line 4 for 30 years.[24] The PPP JV model was designed to introduce private capital as well as advanced metro management methods to the growing Beijing Subway.[23] Among the most visible differences in management of Line 4 is a ban on food and beverage consumption inside Line 4 trains and stations.[25]

Rolling Stock[edit]

Model Image Manufacturer Year Built Amount in Service Fleet Numbers Depot
SFM05 L4 010 exiting Xihongmen Station (20170807182102).jpg CRRC Qingdao Sifang 2008, 2010 73 001–040
061–093
Longbeicun
Majiapu
Nanzhaolu

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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