Daxing Airport Express

Daxing Airport Express[8][a] of the Beijing Subway (Chinese: 北京地铁大兴机场线; pinyin: Běijīng Dìtiě Dàxīng Jīchǎng Xiàn) is an airport rail link from Caoqiao (located at the Southern 3rd Ring Road) to the Beijing Daxing International Airport. It is colored blue on subway maps.[9] The line opened on September 26, 2019.[6]

Daxing Airport Express
BJS Daxing Airport Express icon.svg
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A Daxing Airport Express train passing Beiwangchang Village, Panggezhuang Town
Other name(s)M35[1] (planned name)
LocaleFengtai, Daxing districts (Beijing) & Guangyang district (Langfang, Hebei Province)
Daxing Airport
TypeAirport rail link
SystemBeijing Subway
Operator(s)Beijing Metro Operation Administration (BJMOA) Corp., Ltd.[2]
Depot(s)Cigezhuang, New Airport North
Rolling stock8-car Type D[3][4][5]
OpenedSeptember 26, 2019[6]
Line length41.36 km (25.70 mi)[7] (in operation)
CharacterUnderground and elevated
Track gauge1435 mm
ElectrificationOverhead lines, AC 25 kV 50 Hz
Operating speed160 km/h (99 mph) (maximum speed)
Route map

Line 14 and Line 16 (to be opened 2021)
Left arrow Line 16 WanpingchengBei'anhe Right arrow
Lize Business District (to be opened 2022)
Lianhua river
Right arrow Line 14 Shan'gezhuang
Liangshui river
Right arrow line 19 Mudan Yuan
Ma'cao river
Line 19 (to be opened 2021)
Left arrow line 10 inner – outer Right arrow
Right arrow Line 19 Xin Gong
Daxing line crossing
Feng river
Daxing Xincheng
Cigezhuang depot
Xinfeng river
Dalong river
Xiaolong river
New Airport North yard
Planned Line 20
reserved for future subway lines
Tiantang river
Daxing Airport
PKX North Terminal
planned phase 2 below
Daxing Airport South
PKX South Terminal

It is one of two lines connecting the urban area of Beijing to the Beijing Daxing International Airport. The other line is the Beijing–Xiong'an intercity railway, a high-speed rail operated by China Railway.


Phase 1

Phase 1 of the line is 41.36 km,[5] including 17.71 km of elevated track and 23.65 km of underground track.[5] All stations are underground.

Phase 2 (Northern extension)

A 3.5 km northern extension to Lize Business District station is currently under construction.[10] The extension is fully underground.[11][12] The northern extension started construction in 2020[10] and will be completed in 2022.[13]


Ordinary Class one-way fare is ¥10, ¥25 or ¥35 (see below) and Business Class one-way fare is ¥50.[14]

Ordinary Class (¥)
10 Daxing Xincheng
35 25 Daxing Airport

Rolling stockEdit

The train sets of Daxing Airport Express are built by CRRC Qingdao Sifang.

8 Car Train

← Caoqiao
Daxing Airport →
Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Designation Tc M Tp M M Tp M Xc
Numbering JC 0xx1 JC 0xx2 JC 0xx3 JC 0xx4 JC 0xx5 JC 0xx6 JC 0xx7 JC 0xx8
  • Car 7 is a business class car.
  • Car 3 has a wheelchair space.
  • Car 8 is a baggage car.

4 Car Train

← Caoqiao
Daxing Airport →
Car No. 1 2 3 4
Designation Tc Mp Mp Tc
Numbering JC 4xx1 JC 4xx2 JC 4xx3 JC 4xx4
  • Car 4 is a business class car.
  • Car 3 has a wheelchair space.


Section Station Name Connections Nearby bus stops Distance
English Chinese
Phase 2 (Northern extension)[10] Lize Business District 丽泽商务区  14   16  Fengtai Beijing
Phase 1 Caoqiao 草桥  10  381 410 423 434 456 483 497 529 676 679 夜22 专179 0.000 0.000
Daxing Xincheng 大兴新城   946 13.028[15] 13.028 Daxing
Daxing Airport 大兴机场  Jingxiong 
25.303[15] 38.331 Guangyang Langfang,
Hebei Province
Long-term planning Daxing Airport South 大兴机场南     Daxing Beijing


The Daxing Airport Express was originally planned to start from Mudanyuan, and be routed in parallel with Line 19 from Mudanyuan to Caoqiao.[16] However, the plan would cost more than 40 billion yuan, which was considered too expensive for a dedicated line that would only serve passengers going to and from the airport.[17] The parallel section with Line 19 was abandoned and the routed was shortened to the stretch from Caoqiao to Daxing Airport. The investment required for the line was reduced by 20 billion yuan.[17]

In 2014, it was reported that the government was going to invest 19.7 billion yuan in the Daxing Airport Express[18][19] and a plan with 4 stations: Caoqiao, Daxing Xincheng, and two stations at the Daxing Airport.

In early 2016, it was announced that the Daxing Airport Express was slated for completion by 2019. Phase I of the line includes only 3 stations: Caoqiao, Daxing Xincheng and Daxing Airport. The line will operate at a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph) using Type D[3][4][5] rolling stock, which is fully automated.[20] Construction started at the end of 2016.[21]

Test runs on the line began in June 2019,[22] and the line was opened on September 26, 2019[6] (Phase 1).

Segment Commencement Length Station(s) Name
Caoqiao — Daxing Airport 26 September 2019 41.36 km (25.70 mi) 3 Phase I

Future expansionEdit

A northern extension to Lize Business District station is under construction,[10] with a length of 3.5 km. The extension will be fully underground,[11][12] and will bring the line to a total of 44.86 km.[22] The northern extension started construction in 2020[10] and will be completed in 2022.[13]

A southern extension to Daxing Airport South is also planned in long term planning.

Line R1 of Xiong'an Rail Transit will through-operate with Daxing Airport Express.[23]


  1. ^ Daxing Airport Express is the official abbreviation of the line.[8] The official full name is Beijing Daxing International Airport Express.[8]


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