Located in Beijing’s southwest suburbs, the Yanfang Line is China’s first fully domestically-developed automated subway.
Phase 1 has nine stations on the 14.4-km main line, linking the areas of Yanshan and Fangshan, but eventually it will be Y-shaped, with a branch line servicing Zhoukoudian – the site of the Peking Man Relics Site.
The two arms will merge at Raolefu Station before terminating at Yancun East Station where the line connects to the Fangshan Line.
The line is expected to carry 70,000 passengers daily.
At present, only three of the line’s stations have any artwork:
but the stations differentiate themselves by the colour of the metal columns and roof girders.