Waiting on the Subway World to Change

Waiting on the Subway World to Change

It looks like the Beijing Subway is getting quite a few new additions for later this year. This route map of Line 4 on a line is a dead giveaway.

  • Line 6: Coming soon. Later this year, the bit from Wuluju in Haidian will open all the way out to the eastern suburbs — Caofang is the terminus for the time being.
  • Line 9: Coming soon to Line 4. Right now Line 9 runs a very weird stretch from Guogongzhuang (interchange with the Fangshan Line) to the Beijing West Railway Station, going nowhere else really.
  • Line 10: Expanding soon. It’s opening in two parts: the bit between Bagou and Jinsong via the Olympic Green and Guomao is reality already, so we’re looking at the second interchange station with Line 4, Jiaomen West, to open later this year.
  • Line 14: Opening later. As it’s a Beijing MTR line, they had to get this in (as the Beijing MTR runs Line 4 as well).

Please get ready for your arrival! Especially Line 6.