Beijing Subway

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Ze Yuan Jiu Jia ( Nan Chang Jie ), Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China
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The Beijing Subway is a rapid transit rail network that serves the urban and suburban districts of Beijing municipality. The network has 19 lines, 345 stations and 574 km (357 mi) of track in operation, and is the second longest subway system in the world after the Shanghai Metro. The subway is the world's busiest in annual ridership, with 3.66 billion trips delivered in 2016, averaging 9.998 million per day, with peak single-day ridership reaching 12.69 million.
The Beijing Subway opened in 1969 and is the oldest metro system in mainland China. The subway has undergone rapid expansion since 2002, as only two lines were in service before then. The existing network still cannot adequately meet the city's mass transit needs. Beijing Subway's extensive expansion plans call for 999 km (621 mi) of lines serving a projected 18.5 million trips everyday by 2020. The most recent expansion came into effect on December 31, 2016 with the opening of the section of Line 16 from Xiyuan to Beianhe, as well as Chaoyang Park and Wangjing East stations. Beijing is currently constructing six new fully automated lines totaling 300 km (190 mi) in length using domestically developed communications-based train control systems. This will potentially create the longest fully automated subway network in the world.
The Beijing Subway is owned by the city of Beijing and has two operators. The main operator is the wholly state-owned Beijing Mass Transit Railway Operation Corp., which operates 15 lines. The second operator is the Beijing MTR Corp., a public–private joint venture with the Hong Kong MTR and Beijing Capital Group, a state owned enterprise under the Beijing Municipality, which built and manages four of the newer lines: Line 4, Daxing Line, Line 14 and Line 16.


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Beijing Subway

Address: Ze Yuan Jiu Jia ( Nan Chang Jie ), Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China