Wed, December 29, 2010
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Beijing opens five new subway lines

2010-12-29 15:06:59 GMT2010-12-29 23:06:59 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING -- Five new subway lines will open Thursday in Beijing, taking the total number of the lines to 14, the city's subway authorities said Wednesday.

The five new subways lines -- Fangshan Line, Changping Line, the first phase of the No. 15 Line, Yizhuang Line and Daxing Line -- will have a combined length of 108 kilometers, bringing the Chinese national capital's total metro length to 336 km.

Passengers can get aboard trains running along the five news lines as of 2 pm Thursday, said an official of Beijing Subway Operation Co. Ltd.

The new lines cost nearly 61 billion yuan (about US$9.2 billion).

Beijing's metro network now hauls 5.02 million passengers daily.

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