This week we’re previewing the new lines expected to open in Shanghai and Beijing in December 2012. Today, Beijing Line 6!
The only completely new line opening in Beijing this year is Line 6. It’s significant because it runs parallel to Beijing’s oldest subway line, the ageing and overcrowded Line 1. Line 6 will have key interchanges with all the lines in central Beijing, including two interchanges with Line 10, two with Line 2, one with Line 4 at Ping’anli and one with Line 5 at Dongsi, and one with Line 9 at Baishiqiao South. There’s also easy access to the famous Nanluoguxiang Hutong.
All stations are due to open in late 2012, so Line 6 should look something like this (click to enlarge!):