On December 30, 2019, the Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway was officially opened for operation. Since then, it only takes 20 minutes to reach the Badaling Great Wall Station(Scenic Spot) from Beijing Qinghe Station, and 30 minutes from Beijing North Station, much faster than by car or bus. This way can save more than 2 hours time comparing to car driving, not to mention the road traffic jams on the way to great wall. The Badaling Station is located close to the entrance of the Badaling Great Wall, making it a convenient starting point for your hiking.
Bullet Train from Beijing downtown to Badaling Great Wall
In 1909, the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway was first completed. in 2019, the Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-speed Railway opened to public, and the century-old Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway witnessed a leap in China's comprehensive national strength!
The road traffic jam to the Badaling Great Wall is well known, It takes at least 1.5 hours by car from Beijing downtown to the Badaling great wall, if traffic jams it will take 2-4 hours on the road(one way). 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.
With a new approach for Badaling, What kind of experience is it for tourists? After the opening of the Beijing-Zhangzhou High Speed Rail, it only takes 20 minutes to travel from Beijing 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