We’re rounding out 2017 with a preview of the new lines expected to open in China before the end of the year. Typically new lines open in the last few days of December, and details about the exact timetables and station details are only announced on opening day.
Today we have a sneak preview of the Line S1 in Beijing which opens today.
The S1 is the first metro line in China to use Maglev technology. It runs in western Beijing in Shijingshan and Mentougou districts.
Unfortunately, the line currently does not connect to the rest of the Beijing Subway system. In future it will connect with Line 1 at Pingguoyuan and Line 6 at both Pingguoyuan and Jin’anqiao stations.