Beijing to construct Subway Line 16 in March

Updated:  2013-02-22 09:27:21

  (China TEFL Net)

The construction of Subway Line 16 will begin in March this year, according to a statement released by Beijing Urban Rapid Rail Transit Construction and Management Co., Ltd on February 16.

Subway Line 16 will start at Beijing Yongfeng Industrial Base in the municipality 's north and end at Wanping Town in the south, running a total length of 36 kilometers. The line 's total investment value will reach 36 billion yuan (US$5.76 billion) and is expected to be operational by the end of 2016.

The Line 16 will pass through prosperous areas such as Zizhuyuan Park, Beijing Zoo and Muxidi and high-traffic districts including Fengtai Railway Station, Lize Financial Business District and Fengtai Science and Technology Park. After completion, the new subway line will help alleviate traffic pressure.

Line 16 will have 11 transfer stations and will be connected with Lines 10, 9, 4 and 6.


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