Where can Beijing Subway Line 2 take you?

17/06/2010
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Line 2 of the Beijing subway is a rapid transit rail line running in a rectangular loop around the city center. It is the second oldest and busiest of Beijing’s subway lines and the only one to serve the Beijing Railway Station.

In this thread, I will detail the Beijing subway line 2, and guiding your Beijing tour by taking Beijing metros.

 

Beijing Subway Line 2 Train

Beijing Subway Line 2 Train

Basic Info of Beijing Subway Line 2

  • 18 stations; 23.1 km
  • Line 2’s color is blue
  • Flat fare of 2 RMB with unlimited transfers
  • Operation hours:
    Because Line 2 is a loop line with no true terminus, Line 2 trains are identified as either running on the inner loop, going in the clockwise direction, or on the outer loop, going in the counter clockwise direction. However, trains returning to the Taipinghu Depot either terminate at Xizhimen or Jishuitan; passengers will be asked wait for a full loop line train at these stations.

     The first inner loop train departs Jishuitan at 5:03am. The first outer loop train departs   Xizhimen at 5:09am. The last inner loop train leaves Jishuitan at 10:55pm. The last outer loop train leaves Xizhimen at 11:14pm.

Beijing Subway Map

Beijing Subway Map

Highlights and Attractions along the Subway Line 2

  • Station 1: Xizhimen (西直门)

    Xizhimen is the starting point of the line 2, also a transfer station for Line 13.
    Highlights and Attractions nearby the Station:
    Beijing North Railway Station, Xizhimen Bus Terminal, Beijing Zoo, Beijing Exhibition Center, Beijing Xiyuan Hotel, Beijing New Century Hotel, Beijing Debao Hotel

  • Station 2: Jishuitan (积水潭)

    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing Normal University, Xubeihong Memorial Hall, Houhai, Song Chingling’s Former Residence

  • Station 3: Gulou Dajie (鼓楼大街)

    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    North Binhe Park, Bell and Drum Towers, Former Residence of Chairman Mao, Shichahai, Hutong tour

  • Station 4: Andingmen (安定门)

    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    Guozijian, Temple of Confucius, Capital Library, Ditan Park

  • Station 5: Yonghegong (雍和宫)

    A big transfer station for Line 2 and Line 5
    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    Yonghe Lamasery, Guozijian, Temple of Confucius, Ditan Park

  • Station 6: Dongzhimen (东直门)

    A big transfer station for Line 2 and Line 13
    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    Donghuan Square, Dongzhimen Long-Distance Bus Station: Bus 916 for Huairou for Mutianyu Great Wall

  • Station 7: Dongsishitiao (东四十条)

    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    Beijing Workers’ Gymnasium, National Ballet Theater, Poly Tower

  • Station 8: Chaoyangmen (朝阳门)

    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    Zhihua Temple, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Department of Justice Buses Exchangeable, Chaoyang Waidajie – commercial area

  • Station 9: Jiangguomen (建国门)

    A big transfer station for Line 2 and Line 1
    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    Ancient Observatory, Chang’an Grand Theater, Ritan Park, Beijing International Hotel, Beijing Gloria Plaza, Beijing Tourism Bureau

  • Station 10: Beijing Railway Station (北京站)

    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    Beijing Railway Station, Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel, General Customs Administration, Ministry of Communications, National Tourism Administration, Beijing International Hotel, Beijing Howard Johnson Hotel

  • Station 11: Chongwenmen (崇文门)

    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    New World Department Store, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Beijing Hospital, Dongdan Park, Ming Dynasty East Wicket Wall Relic Park, Beijing Hedemen Hotel, Beijing New World Hotel

  • Station 12: Qianmen (前门)

    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    Qianmen (Zhengyangmen, Zhengyang Gate), Qianmen Street, Tiananmen Square, Tiananmen Tower, Great Hall of the People, Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, Monument to People’s Heroes, National Museum of China, Dashilan Street, Qianmen Quanjude Roast Dusk Restaurant, Laoshe Tea House, Tourism Distribution Center, Guanghe Theater, Diaoyutai Qianmen Hotel, Ministry of Public Security

  • Station 13: Hepingmen (和平门)

    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    Quanjude Roast Duck (Hepingmen Branch), Hepingmen Department Store, China Bookstore, Beijing Emergency Medical Center, Liulichang Culture Street

  • Station 14: Xuanwumen (宣武门)

    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    Beijing South Church, Chongguang Department Store, Xinhua News Agency, Yuexiu Hotel, Sogo Department Store

  • Station 15: Changchunjie (长椿街)

    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    Xuanwu Park, Ming Dynasty East Wicket Wall Relic Park, Xuanwu Hospital, Guohua Store

  • Station 16: Fuxingmen (复兴门)

    A big transfer station for Line 2 and Line 1
    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    Central Conservatory of Music, Yuetan Park (Temple of Moon), Parkson Shopping Mall, Commercial Street – banks and hotels

  • Station 17: Fuchengmen (阜成门)

    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    Beijing Luxun Museum, White Dagoba Temple, Yuetan Park (Temple of Moon), Bank of China, Beijing Downtown Holiday Inn, Presidential Hotel, Fuwai Hospital, Wantong Tower

  • Station 18: Chegongzhuang (车公庄)

    Highlights and Attractions nearby:
    Guangyuan Park, China Children’s Activity Center, Beijing Youth Palace, Beijing Renmin Hospital, Beijing Opera Theatre of Beijing