Beijing Subway Line 4 opens soon!

line 4 miniBeijing Subway Line 4 will open on September 25, according to reports! Line 4 is run by Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation, but is fully integrated with the rest of the network (including the standard 2 RMB fare). We’ve just pushed out an update to our ExploreBeijing site with the new line.

All the standard ExploreMetro features are there, including:

  • English and Chinese station names
  • Route-planning (drag between two stations)
  • Pronunciations in Mandarin (coming soon)
  • Subwaypedia, with station maps and local photos

Line 4 will run from Anheqiao North to Gongyixiqiao, passing through western and central Beijing. Key interchanges are Haidian Huangzhuang (to Line 10), Xizhimen (to Line 2 and 13), Xidan (to Line 1) and Xuanwumen (to Line 2). The line also connects with the Beijing South Railway Station. It’s colored “teal” on the map.

David Feng has been doing a countdown of the key stations on the line on the Beijingologist blog.

Here’s a aerial shot of the new line looking from the south.

line 4 aerial

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