Xi'erqi Station

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Xi'erqi
西二旗
Beijing Subway
Xi'erqi station 20130131.jpg
The new Xi'erqi station.
Location Beijing
China
Operated by Beijing Mass Transit Railway Operation Corp., Ltd
Line(s)
History
Opened September 22, 2002; 14 years ago (2002-09-22) (old station)(Line 13)
December 25, 2010; 6 years ago (2010-12-25) (new station)(Line 13)
December 30, 2010(Changping Line)
Closed December 25, 2010; 6 years ago (2010-12-25) (old station)(Line 13)
Services
Preceding station   Beijing Subway   Following station
towards Xizhimen
Line 13
towards Dongzhimen
Terminus Changping Line

Xi'erqi is an interchange station between Line 13 and the Changping Line on the Beijing Subway in China.[1][2] The station has relocated to a new location several hundreds meters north on 25 December 2010 to ease transfer between the two lines when the new Changping Line opened, and the original station is now defunct. The new building a light membrane white covering was designed by Atelier Li Xinggang. The station is extremely congested with 13,000 people per hour transferring between the station's two lines during peak periods.[3] A viral video filmed at this station showing rush hour crowds attempting to board the overcrowded trains was posted on YouTube in 2013.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 西二旗 (in Chinese). Beijing Municipal Government. Archived from the original on January 21, 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  2. ^ 地铁昌平线--西二旗 (in Chinese). Beijing Municipal Government. Archived from the original on January 20, 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "地铁昌平线能压缩发车间隔吗-新华网". news.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  4. ^ BeijingCream (2013-07-22), Beijing Subway, Line 13, morning rush hour - just a little crowded, retrieved 2016-08-10 
  5. ^ 乐媛 (2013-07-25). "北京地铁站 让美国网友都大开眼界". 现代快报. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 

Coordinates: 40°03′06″N 116°18′00″E / 40.05167°N 116.30000°E / 40.05167; 116.30000