Beijing Subway’s Line 8 is scheduled to receive two extensions this December! The northern extension connects Line 8 with the Changping Line, with a cross-platform interchange at Zhuxinzhuang. There are new stations at Pingxifu and Yuzhilu.
In the future (by around 2017), Line 8 will continue futher south, through Wangfujing, Qianmen and beyond.
Meanwhile, interchanges between Line 1 and Line 9 are now possible at Military Museum station.
Beijing Subway expert David Feng reports that interchange times are around 5 minutes for Line 1 to Line 9 and 8-10 minutes from Line 9 to Line 1. The interchange passageway is well-lit with wide corridors, but includes steep stairs!
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