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The Beijing Subway is a rapid transit rail network with 8 lines, over 200 km of tracks and 123 stations currently in operation until Dec, 2008. Existing Subway plans on 7 new lines and 561 km of tracks in operation by 2015. the Beijing Subway will be the busiest and longest in mainland China.
 

When you travel in Beijing, it is worth to try the subway, especially at rush hour, it beats getting on the road and can be much faster than a taxi, The Beijing Subway System does connect some of the major tourist attractions such as Tiananmen Square/Forbidden City, the Olympic Garden, the Temple of Heaven, Lama Temple, Beijing airport, and Beijing railway station

 

Subway Fares:
A single-ride tickets is costs RMB 2.00, it is a flat fare with unlimited transfers applies to all lines except the Airport Express, which costs RMB 25.00 per ride. and you can also get a Yikatong, an integrated circuit card that need to pay RMB 20.00 deposit, refundable, plus whatever amount you want to put on the card, All subway lines now collect fares through automatic fare collection (AFC) machines that accept single-ride tickets and Yikatong.
   

Subway Lines:
The original lines are "Line 1" which goes east-west line underneath Chang'an Avenue, which bisects the city through Tiananmen Square. It is connects major commercial centres, Xidan, Wangfujing, Dongdan and the Beijing CBD. "Line batong" extends Line 1 eastward from Sihui to suburban Tongzhou District. "Line 2" which is a a rectangular loop line, traces the second ring road, and stops at 11 of the wall's former gates, now busy intersections, as well as the Beijing Railway Station. The "Airport Line" connects the Beijing Capital International Airport, 27 km northeast of the city, with Line 10 at Sanyuanqiao and Lines 2 and 13 at Dongzhimen.

   
The "Line 13" which across suburbs north of the city and channels commuters to Xizhimen and Dongzhimen, at the northwest and northeast corners of Line 2. the "Line 5" which is a straight north-south line just east of the city centre. "Line 10" which is passing just south of the Olympic Green. It turns straight south and follows the eastern 3rd Ring Road. and the Olympic Branch Line ("Line 8") extends north off Line 10 with three stops in the Olympic Green. Lines in Operation
 

Subway Safety - Passenger Searches :
To ensure public safety during the 2008 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, the subway initiated a three-month heightened security program from June 29 to September 20, 2008. During this period, riders were subject to searches of their persons and belongings at All stations by security inspectors using metal detectors, X-Ray machines and sniffer dogs. Items banned from public transportation such as "guns, ammunition, knives, explosives, flammable and radioactive materials, and toxic chemicals" were subject to confiscation. The security program have been reinstituted during other times of high ridership such as the 2009 New Year Holiday.

 

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