Xijiao line

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Xijiao line
 Xijiao 
West Gate of Summer Palace Station (20170708).jpg
Overview
Other name(s)Western Suburban Line
Western Suburb Branch Line
TypeLight rail
SystemBeijing Subway
StatusOperational
LocaleHaidian District
Beijing
TerminiBagou
Fragrant Hills
Stations6
Operation
Opened30 December 2017; 21 months ago (2017-12-30)
Operator(s)Beijing Public Transit Tramway Co., Ltd.
Rolling stockSirio trams built by CRRC Dalian
Technical
Line length8.8 km [1][2]
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Route map

Fragrant Hills
Botanical Garden
Wan'an
Nanhan river
Chapeng
West Gate of Summer Palace
Jin river
Jingmi diversion canal
Left arrow outer
Bagou
Down arrow inner
Bagou depot
A tram near a bridge which is blocked due to south-north water division.

The Xijiao Line of the Beijing Subway (simplified Chinese: 北京地铁西郊线; traditional Chinese: 北京地鐵西郊線; pinyin: běijīng dìtiě xījiāo xiàn) is a light rail line in Haidian District of Beijing. It runs west and north from Bagou on Line 10 to the Fragrant Hills - a total length of 8.8 km (5.5 mi).[3][4] It was opened on December 30, 2017.

History[edit]

  • November 24, 2008: Beijing building contract websites began to list bids for construction of a 9.3 km (5.8 mi) Xijiao Line with total estimated cost of ¥1 billion. Construction was listed to commence on April 1, 2009 and the projected completion date was November 1, 2010.[5]
  • December 11, 2008: At the 15th Capital Urban Planning and Construction Design Conference, the Beijing City Planning Committee unveiled plans for the Fangshan, Changping, Xijiao and Shunyi subway lines, and announced that it would strive to build two of the four lines by 2010.[6]
  • January 6, 2009: The Haidian District government announced that construction of the Xijiao Line would begin in 2009, though the details concerning of the line route, whether the line would be below grade or above the surface, and the number of stations, were still being decided.[7]
  • January 15, 2009: The Beijing city planning committee unveiled the five stations along route.[8]
  • August 10, 2009: Planning authorities announced a change in plan for the Xijiao Line from a train line to a tourist tram line with an operating speed of 20 km/h (12 mph).[9]
  • January 7, 2010: Commencement of construction set for 2010.[10]
  • March 14, 2012: The route map and planning program is announced.
  • October 20, 2017: Construction finishes and trial operations begin.[11]
  • December 30, 2017: The Xijiao Line opens.
Segment Date opened Length Station(s) Name
Bagou — Fragrant Hills 30 December 2017 8.8 km (5.47 mi) 6 (initial phase)

Route[edit]

Rolling stock at Fragrant Hills Station
Platform of Bagou Station (Xijiao Line)
Station Name Connections Nearby Bus Stops Distance
km
Location
English Chinese
Fragrant Hills 香山 318 360 360快 563 698 0.00 0.00 Haidian
AB-Kreuz.svg at-grade crossing (x1)
Botanical Garden 植物园 318 360 360快 505 563 698 运通112 1.03 1.03
AB-Kreuz.svg at-grade crossing (x2)
Wan'an 万安 630 1.79 2.82
AB-Kreuz.svg at-grade crossing (x2)
Chapeng 茶棚 469 专129 1.54 4.36
AB-Kreuz.svg at-grade crossing (x2)
West Gate of Summer Palace 颐和园西门 469 539 专129 1.50 5.86
AB-Kreuz.svg at-grade crossing (x5)
Bagou 巴沟  10  74 302 304 307 361 386 528 534 539 611 614 630 664 夜9 运通114 运通124 2.78 8.64

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 1 January 2018, tram XJ003 derailed after a malfunction when exiting Fragrant Hills Station at 2:36 PM with no passengers on board; the tram slid down the tracks with its control lever still at traction position after being lifted back on to the tracks later that day.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://bj.jjj.qq.com/a/20171230/004412.htm
  2. ^ http://www.bjzdb.gov.cn/gdjt/t1103315.htm
  3. ^ http://bj.jjj.qq.com/a/20171230/004412.htm
  4. ^ http://www.bjzdb.gov.cn/gdjt/t1103315.htm
  5. ^ 北京轨道交通西郊线工程. tgnet.cn (in Chinese). 2008-11-24.
  6. ^ (Chinese) Zhang, Nan and Meng Huan, "西郊线通往香山两年内有望开通" 北京晚报 Dec. 11, 2008
  7. ^ (Chinese) "2009年北京将开工5条地铁线 10号线向西延至香山" 中国网 Jan. 6, 2009.
  8. ^ (Chinese) "北京地铁西郊线确定设五站" 新京报 Jan. 15, 2009
  9. ^ 北京西郊线地铁变观光电车 车外形很像前门铛铛车 (in Chinese). The Beijing News. 2009-08-11.
  10. ^ (Chinese) "北京地铁7号线、14号线、S1线及西郊线年内开工" Jan. 7, 2010
  11. ^ (Chinese) "最美西郊线全面试运行 赏红出行将享交通新干线" bjbus.com 2017-10-20
  12. ^ 李博 (2018-01-02). "发生"空车掉道"及放飏事故 西郊线香山站今早停运" (in Chinese). Beijing Evening News. Retrieved 2018-01-03.