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Catching the train to the Great Wall of China

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Ghost platforms on the Beijing Subway at Dongsishitiao

During my time wandering around the Beijing Subway I found a variety of stations to exploring, but the one that had me asking questions was at Dongsishitiao on Line 2. Going for a wander Opened in 1984, Dongsishitiao looks much […]

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Standard metro trains of China

With the past 20 years having seen an explosion in new metro systems being built in cities across China, a number of standards have developed for the trains that run their tracks. Here is a quick summary of the different […]

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Shanghai to Beijing by high speed train

Continuing my recent theme of travels across mainland China, today we’re retracing my journey from Shanghai to Beijing by high speed train. Getting to the station I made my way from my hotel across Shanghai by metro. Arriving at Hongqiao […]

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Exploring the Beijing Subway

Time for something a little different from my usual Hong Kong content – a trip over to the ‘Mainland’ to tour the Beijing Subway. The old The first section of the Beijing Subway opened in 1971, with 10 stations along […]

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