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North Section of Beijing Metro Line 16 Opens for Passenger Service

The North Section of Beijing Metro Line 16, MTR Corporation’s fourth metro project in Beijing, opened on 31 December 2016 for passenger service in the capital city. This 19.6-kilometre section of the new line runs through Haidian District in northwestern Beijing, featuring nine stations with a connection to Beijing Metro Line 4 at Xiyuan Station.

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Beijing Metro © Wikimedia Commons (license)

Dr Jacob Kam, Managing Director – Operations and Mainland Business of MTR Corporation, said:

“This is an important milestone in 2016 for MTR’s growing railway services. We have recently commenced railway service on two lines in Hong Kong, namely the Kwun Tong Line Extension and South Island Line”

“We are honoured to extend our safe, reliable and convenient metro service to commuters in Beijing.”

 Mr Wilson Shao, General Manager of Beijing MTR, added:

“The North Section is connected to the rest of the Beijing metro network”

“To ensure easy interchange, additional staff will be deployed at Xiyuan Station for the first day of operations to offer assistance to passengers.”

Beijing MTR Corporation Limited (Beijing MTR) is a joint venture between MTR Corporation, Beijing Capital Group Limited and Beijing Infrastructure Investment Corporation Limited. The company also operates Beijing Metro Line 4, Daxing Line and Line 14.

The civil construction of the 47.4 billion Chinese yuan Line 16 is being undertaken by Beijing Infrastructure Investment Corporation Limited. Under the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) arrangement, Beijing MTR is responsible for the electrical and mechanical systems as well as rolling stock which take up about 30% of the project’s capital cost or approximately 15 billion Chinese yuan. As part of the Concession Agreement, Beijing MTR will operate the line for a term of 30 years.

When the remaining section is completed, Line 16 will have a total route length of 49.8 kilometres and 29 stations, stretching from Beianhe to Wanping Town and running through three major districts namely Haidian, Xicheng and Fengtai.

Please click here for the original article © MTR.

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