On December 30, 2019, the Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway was officially opened for operation. Since then, it only takes 19 minutes to reach the Badaling Great Wall Scenic Spot from Qinghe Station, and more than 30 minutes from Beijing North Railway Station to Badaling Great Wall Scenic Spot.
Bullet Train near by Great Wall
In 1909, the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway was completed. in 2019, the Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-speed Railway opened to traffic, and the century-old Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway witnessed a leap in China's comprehensive national strength!
But the traffic jam on the Badaling Great Wall could no longer even be called news. With a new approach for badaling, What kind of experience is it for tourists and tour guides?
In the past, from the urban area to the Badaling Great Wall, the suburban railway line S2, bus 919 or 877 was required. The whole journey took about 90 minutes. On holidays, the number of vehicles on the road may increase and it may take longer. After the opening of the Beijing-Zhangzhou High Speed Rail, it only takes 19 minutes to travel from Qinghe Station to the Badaling Great Wall Scenic Area, which greatly reduces the time cost.
Badaling Great Wall in snow
hall of Badaling Great Wall railway station
The Beijing-Zhangzhou High-speed Rail Badaling Great Wall Station is located in the Guntiangou —— a part of scenic spot. It takes less than 10 minutes to walk from the the high-speed rail station to start point of climbing trail, and only 1 minute on foot to the Northern ropeway entrance.
The Badaling Great Wall Station is 102 meters deep and is the deepest high-speed railway station in the world. Due to its deep underground, the long escalators entering and leaving the station have become the biggest highlight of the station, giving people the feeling of entering the "underground city". After entering the station, you need to take the escalator 3 times to reach the platform. After entering the station from the ground for the first time, it will drop 9 meters to the waiting hall. After the second time, you need to check the ticket from the waiting hall and then descend 40 meters straight to the platform passage floor. Straight down 13 meters from the aisle level and finally arrive at the platform and ride.
On the inner wall of the station, hand-made art reliefs are set up, and many Badaling Great Wall scenery pictures are arranged. Inside the station, you can see the beautiful scenery of the Daling Great Wall throughout the year.
Inner wall of station
Staircase of Badaling railway station