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FAQs: About Travelling in and out of China: within the city travels: Travel by subway

Posted by Nations Abroad Consulting LTD on 10. Oct 2013

The Beijing Subway
In Beijing, a blue sign marked with '北京地铁 (Beijing Subway)' indicates that there is a subway station nearby. Access to the subway station is marked by a square grey pillar on top of which is a lighted blue sign with the letter 'B'. The ticket window is at the entrance of the subway station. After buying a ticket, go downstairs to the platform where you will board the train. You gain access to this platform by swiping your ticket on a machine.
N.B:Please check that you board the right train that goes in the direction of your destination. Getting the right direction can be confusing especially with the circular lines so double check when unsure and wait on the platform for the train. Inside the subway station, notices on the pillars provide detailed information and direct you to your destination. Station names are broadcast on the train in both Chinese and English.
The subway station is equipped with rest rooms, a commutation ticket office, entrance and exit lifts (elevators), public phones, and a lost and found office.

Two Yuan Flat Fee System is implemented on the existing Beijing subway lines. This is with an exception of the airport express line which will cost 25yuan for a one way trip to the airport.People use rechargeable 'Yikatong' IC cards or cash to buy tickets. A ticket entitles an adult to take one child whose height is less than 1.1 meters (3.6 feet) for free. Children less than 1.1 meters (3.6 feet) in height are not allowed to take the subway alone. The machine that examines the IC card requires just 300 milliseconds to recognize it. Swipe the card over the scanner, and wait until a beep is heard that informs that the IC card has been successfully read by the machine.
There are currently 17 lines in operation including the airport express line. Different lines have different times of operation but generally, the first run is at about 05:00, and the last is at about 22:30.
Beijing Subway:-
Tel: 010-6834 0565 (Monday-Friday, daytime) 010-6834 0563 (Monday-Friday, night, the whole day of Saturday and Sunday)E-mail:|dtserviceSupervisor for passenger transport:010-6827 5087 (round-the-clock service)
Article compiled by, Danielle Russell

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