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Beijing Fengtai Railway Station has a long history dating back to the year 1898. It is located at Zhengyang Avenue in Fengtai District of the southern Beijing. It used to be a small comprehensive railway station incorporating passenger trains and freight trains. It had passenger trains to Shanghai, Taiyuan and Guangzhou with 30 daily trains passing by each day. Fengtai Train Station has been closed for passenger service since June 2010.
Fengtai Railway Station will be reconstructed starting from 2013 on a scale similar to Beijing South Railway Station. It will be turned into a major train station for high-speed traind for Beijing – Guangzhou rail, Beijing Hong Kong rail and more.
Beijing Fengtai Railway Station will be completed in 2015, adding up to the present major 6 railway stations – Beijing Railway Station, Beijing South Railway Station, Beijing North Railway Station, Beijing West Railway Station, Beijing East Railway Station and Xinghuo Railway Station, total 7 train stations in Beijing. The completion of Fengtai Railway Station will greatly alleviate the passenger transport pressure on Beijing South Railway Station and Beijing West Railway Station.
Subway Line 10 will be linked to Fengtai Railway Station. An expressway and subway line will connect Fengtai Raiway Station and Beijing second international airport – Beijing Daxing International Airport that will be completed in October, 2017.
The new Fengtai Railway Station will become a new transport hub in the southern Beijing that comprise intercity rails, suburban rails, city public transport and metro lines. It will further develop the local economy and help ease the traffic burden of the northern Beijing.
The main Fengtai Railway Station building is a square structure similat to the China Pavilion in Shanghai Expo. The base is a two-layer classical terrace. The upper building is supported by four red-colored pillars. It has a white roof high in the middle. Platforms and railways are constructed under the main building.
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Beijing Daxing International Airport is popularly known as Beijing Capital (Second )Internation Airport, Beijing’s second International airport. The Beijing Daxing Airport is planned to have as many as 8 commercial runways and one for military use. The first phrase construction of the new airport is to supplement the Beijing Capital Airport which has been totally packed and it cannot be expanded infinitely.
Beijing capital airport is already at its design capacity with some 74 million passengers per year. The new airport is planned to have the ability to handle a reported 130 million passengers per year – more than London’s Heathrow and New York’s JFK airports put together. Upon completion, Daxing Airport will replace Nanyuan Airport in Beijing’s south, and become the Beijing hub for China Eastern, China Southern and their Skyteam alliance partners. it will be largest airport in the world when it opens in 2017.
Beijing Daxing Airport is located in the south of Daxing District in the southern Beijing, along the Hebei border. Daxing Airport lies approx. 68km to the south of Beijing Capital International Airport; 74km to the west of Tianjin; Shijiazhuang 225km, Chengde 218km and Qinhuangdao 276km. It not only serves Beijing but also Tianjin and Hebei Province, linking Beijing airports, Tianjin Binhai Internatiobal Airport and Shijiazhuang Airport, creating the largest airport cluster in the northern China.
The idea of the Beijing Capital’s second international airport was proposed back to the year of 2006. The two year later in 2008, China Development Reform Committee set up the team for selecting the new airport location. Tianjin Wuqing, Hebei Langfang and Beijing Daxing contended for the new airport. At last Daxing District made it.
In the 2011, the construction of Daxing Airport kicked off. The construction of Daxing Airprot has been involved with total investment of 80.3 Billion Yuan. In December, 2016, Daxing Airport’s main terminal building will be finished and it will be on a test operation in April, 2017. It will be put into full operation in October, 2017.
The Beijing Municipal Government has selected a consortium led by NACO Netherlands Airport Consultants as the designers of the Beijing’s second international airport at Daxing.
Beijing Daxing Airport will have 2 concourses, and 2 satellite terminals; 8 runways, 6 parallel alligned north-south, and 2 alligned east-west.
Airlines and destinations
Daxing will serve as a SkyTeam exclusive hub for alliance members China Southern and China Eastern, which is Qantas’ main Chinese partner and the other airlines.
(Star Alliance memberand Air China will keep the current Beijing Capital Airport in the city’s northeast.
Daxing Airport is well integrated into central public transport systems. Beijing South Railway Station will be linked by subway to Beijing Daxing International Airport. A new expressway is also set for construction to connect Daxing and the center of Beijing.
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Plan your Beijing side trips? If you swear by long-distance bus travel, Beijing is an ideal starting point for your side trips by coach to Chengdge, Datong, Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Baoding, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Jinan and the list could be much longer. To get around Beijing city proper, please check Beijing public bus.
There are 12 National Highways and nine expressways radiating from Beijing in all directions, making Beijing the largest overland travel hub in China linking the major domestic cities. There are major 10 long-distance bus stations in Beijing. Each coach station has own bus routes while some overlap their travel routes. Most of the 10 long-distance coach stations are located close to the third ring road around Beijing.
Decide your destination and choose your long-distance bus station in Beijing and let’s go!
1.Beijing Sihui Long-Distance Bus Station 四惠长途汽车站
Add: 68 Jianguo Roaf, Chaoyang District, Beijing 朝阳区建国路68号
How to get there: Take subway line 1 and get off at the station of Sihui (四惠站) or take public buses
2. Liuliqiao Long-distance Bus Station 六里桥客运站
Add: Jia 19, Liuliqiao Nanli, Fengtai District 丰台区六里桥南里甲19号
How to get there: Take public buses like Te2, Te7, Te 8 (inner loop), 201, 205…
Destinations: Shijiazhuang, Baoding, Hunyuan,Yingxian, Changzhi, Datong, Wuxi, Hefei…
3. Bawangfen Long-distance Coach Station 八王坟客运站
Add: The eastern end of Chang’an Avenue 长安街东端，
How to get there: take public bus 11, 30,31, 486. 595
4. Xianglong Zhaogongkou Long-distance Coach Station 祥龙赵公口客运站
Add: 34 Mid South Ring Road,Fengtai District, Beijing 南三环中路34
How to get there: Take bus 17, 69, 213, 434, 626 654
5. Muxuyuan Long-distance Bus Station木樨园客运站
Add：199 Haihutun, Yongwai, Fengtai District, Beijing 丰台区永外海户屯199号
How to get there: Take bus 2, 71, 210, 366, 678 and 9996
Destinations: Shijiazhuang, Zunhua, Anguo, Jinan, Handan…
6. Lize Long-distance Coach Station 丽泽长途汽车站
Add: East of Lize Bridge, Fengtai District, Beijing
How to get there: take bus Te 2, 201, 205,324, 349,658
Destinations: Baoding, Laishui, Yixian, Dingzhou, Cangzhou, Yuncheng, Shijiazhuang, Jinan
7. Xinfadi Long-distance Bus Station 新发地长途客运站
Add： North of the road, 100m east of Xinfadi Bridge Fengtai District, Beijing 丰台区新发地桥西侧100米路北
How to get there: Take bus 377, 381, 349, 483, 631, 658, 691,699
Destinations: Balinzuoqi, Bazhou, Dezhou, Dongying, Fengning
8. Lianhua Chi Long-distance Coach Station 莲花池长途客运站
Add: Northeast of Liuli Bridge, East Third Ring Road 西三环六里桥东北
How to get there； take bus 6, Te7, 38, 57, 74, 76, 201, 309, 321
Destinations: Shijiazhuang, Xingtai, Changzhi, Qufu, Anyang, Erdos
9. Yongdingmen Long-distance Coach Station 永定门长途汽车站
Add: 37，Pengzhuang, Dongcheng District 崇文区彭庄37号，
How to get there: Take bus 20,63, 84,102, 203,377, 381
Destinations: Anguo, Baoding, Dezhou, Dingzhou, Dongying, Handan, Hengshui.
10. Deshengmen Long-distance Bus Station 德胜门长途汽车站
Add: Jia 30, Huayan Beili, Deshengmen, Chaoyang District 朝阳区德胜门外
How tto get there: take bus 55, 83,113,210,305, 315, 344
Beijing Long-distance coach travel tip:
1. Be clear of your destination and your bus station.
2. You can buy your bus ticket on board, or you may book in advance during tourist high season.
3. Your route may include many layovers, which could take 5 minutes to 20 minutes.
4. Before you are on board, you should eat some food. Don’t eat on board.
4. Some buses stop only once or twice between the departure and destination cities.
5. To use a toilet, you should remind your driver to stop at a service area.
6. Avoid to take a long-distance bus in a rainy or foggy day.
7. Bring a rubbish bag on to your coach.
8. Drink less to reduce the chance to use a toilet.
9. Holiday weekends are especially busy.
10. Don’t sleep on board.
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