Beijing subway expects large passenger traffic
Beijing Subway Line 7. /VCG Photo

Beijing Subway Line 7. /VCG Photo

More tourists are choosing to take the subway when visiting Beijing during the National Day holiday. 

It is estimated that after October 2, the passenger traffic for subway lines 1, 2, 5 and 8 will increase significantly. From October 2 to 7, the average daily passenger volume is expected to reach 6.5 million, an increase of 8 percent over the previous year. The Beijing Subway will add temporary trains to meet the increasing volume.

The capital subway network expects a large number of citizens and tourists to visit Tian'anmen Square after October 1. It is estimated that the number of passengers to the central area of Beijing will increase by 12 percent over the same period. The number of passengers entering Wangfujing, Xidan, Dongdan and Hepingmen stations will increase by more than 50 percent compared with an average weekend.

On October 2 (from 8:00 - 18:00), 10 parks in Beijing, namely Ditan Park, Tiantan Park, Beihai Park, Taoranting Park, Chaoyang Park, Beijing Garden Expo, International Sculpture Park, Olympic Forest Park, Haidian Park and the Grande Canal Forest Park, will hold performances. The passenger flow in some subway stations will face an increase by more than 10 percent, such as Beihai north station, Nanluoguxiang station and National Art Museum station.

During the holiday, there will also be many activities in the National Olympic Center and its surrounding areas. It is estimated that the passenger flow of Olympic Park Station on line 8 and Olympic Sports Center Station on line 15 will increase significantly. 

The World Horticultural Exposition will reach a peak before closing during the seven-day holiday. It is estimated that the passenger flow of Huoying, Xierqi, Zhuxinzhuang and Tiantongyuan north station will increase by 40 percent compared with the daily average.

We highly suggest that you plan your trip and avoid the tourist peak in Beijing.