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Beijing's suburban railway Line S2 opens


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(any help with official English links about getting around Beijing by transit?)

http://www1.cei.gov.cn/ce/doc/cep1/200808072136.htm

The suburban railway between Beijing North Station and Yanqing County, Line S2, has been put into operation today, August 7, 2008. It will benefit Beijing's commuters and serve passengers during the Beijing Olympics.

Line S2 runs 82 kilometers in length with a total running time of approximately 80 minutes - half the time of a common train. Each day, 16 trains are expected to run. They will make stops at Qinghuayuan, Qinghe, Shahe, Changping, and Badaling.

It is not just convenient for Olympic visitors at home and abroad who visit the Badaling Great Wall and scenic areas in northwestern Beijing, but also an energy-saving and high-capacity passenger line connecting Beijing's western areas with downtown areas.

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Line S1 from Wulu railway station should be opening soon as well.

I don't know about the trains but while I was watching Bob Costas interview President Bush during a Gymnastics event tonight I could see through the background window Beijing's modern articulated bus fleet which must be pretty big because they were whizzing by every twenty seconds.

You have to hand it to the Chinese people - they've really taken Beijing and made it into a city that can rival any in the world!

Nice to see!

Mr. Linsky - Green Bus Lines, Inc., Jamaica, NY

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(any help with official English links about getting around Beijing by transit?)

http://www1.cei.gov.cn/ce/doc/cep1/200808072136.htm

The suburban railway between Beijing North Station and Yanqing County, Line S2, has been put into operation today, August 7, 2008. It will benefit Beijing's commuters and serve passengers during the Beijing Olympics.

Line S2 runs 82 kilometers in length with a total running time of approximately 80 minutes - half the time of a common train. Each day, 16 trains are expected to run. They will make stops at Qinghuayuan, Qinghe, Shahe, Changping, and Badaling.

It is not just convenient for Olympic visitors at home and abroad who visit the Badaling Great Wall and scenic areas in northwestern Beijing, but also an energy-saving and high-capacity passenger line connecting Beijing's western areas with downtown areas.

Awesome! Just like GO Transit.

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