Muxidi Station

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Muxidi
木樨地
Beijing Subway
Muxidi station platform 3.jpg
Location Beijing
China
Operated by Beijing Mass Transit Railway Operation Corp., Ltd
Line(s)      Line 1
History
Opened January 15, 1971
Services
Preceding station   Beijing Subway   Following station
towards Pingguoyuan
Line 1
towards Sihui East

Muxidi Station (Chinese: 木樨地站; pinyin: Mùxīdì Zhàn) is a station on Line 1 of the Beijing Subway. It will connect with Line 16 in the future.[1]

Suspended[edit]

During troop movements in Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, a lot of people were killed at Muxidi. Muxidi Station is often suspended about June 4 these years. For example:

  • On June 3, 2013, A1 Exit of Muxidi Station was closed on the grounds of repairing.[2]
  • On June 2, 2014, Beijing Subway declared that A1 Exit and A2 Exit of Muxidi Station will be closed from June 3 (Tuesday) to a future date via Weibo.[2]
  • On June 2, 2015, Beijing Subway declared close of doors again. Reporters from Ming Pao found that they can't reply that Weibo post and other replies are invisible.[3]

Chinese activist Hu Jia believes that meanings of these measures are to prevent Tiananmen Mothers members from eulogizing the dead during the protest.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese)"北京地铁16号线车站设计方案展示" 2013.4.25
  2. ^ a b c 麦燕庭 (2014-06-03). "六四如此维稳:木樨地铁站封出口 外国学生被旅游". 世界之声. (simplified Chinese)
  3. ^ "當局專車送天安門母親拜祭 木樨地地鐵站出口解封 原帖禁留言". 明报新闻网. 2015-06-04. (traditional Chinese (HK))


Coordinates: 39°54′22″N 116°19′55″E / 39.90611°N 116.33194°E / 39.90611; 116.33194