Beijing’s brand new Line 7

This week we’re previewing several new lines and extensions which opened at the end of December 2014. Today, Beijing Subway Line 7. Line 7 is a brand new east-west line, starting at Beijing West Railway Station and heading east through Fengtai, Xicheng, Dongcheng and Chaoyang districts.

It includes interchanges with Line 9 at Beijing West Railway Station, Line 4 at Caishikou and Line 5 at Ciqikou. Unfortunately a planned station at Shuangjing will not currently open, since the Line 10 station there was not planned as an interchange station. The full list of stations currently open is:

  • Beijing West Railway Station (Line 9)
  • Wanzi
  • Daguanying
  • Guang’anmennei
  • Caishikou (Line 4)
  • Hufangqiao
  • Zhushikou
  • Qiaowan
  • Ciqikou (Line 5)
  • Guangqumennei
  • Guangqumenwai
  • Jiulongshan
  • Dajiaoting
  • Baiziwan
  • Huagong
  • Nanlouzizhuang
  • Happy Valley Scenic Area
  • Shuanghe
  • Jiaohuachang

The Beijing Subway has also replaced the old flat 2 RMB fare structure with a new distance-based fare structure, with prices varying between 3 RMB and 9 RMB. For example, a journey from Beijing West Railway Station to Jiaohuachang will cost 6 RMB.

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