Line S2 (BCR)

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Line S2 of Beijing Suburban Railway (BCR) (simplified Chinese: 北京市郊铁路S2线; traditional Chinese: 北京市郊鐵路S2線; pinyin: Běijīng Shìjiāo Tiělù S Èr Xiàn) is a commuter rail line in Beijing.[3] The main line runs from Huangtudian railway station in Changping District to Badaling railway station (Yanqing railway station is under renovation[4]) in Yanqing District, following the old Beijing–Baotou railway, and provides faster, more frequent and convenient service than preexisting trains. The line is 108.3 kilometres (67.3 mi) in length (main line + branch line).[5] The train locomotives are marked "Great Wall" (Chinese: 长城号; pinyin: Chángchéng Hào).

Line S2
TypeCommuter rail
SystemBeijing Suburban Railway (BCR)
Badaling or Shacheng
Opened6 August 2008
Operator(s)China Railway Beijing Group
Rolling stockNDJ3
Line length108.3 km (main line + branch line)[2]
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Operating speed160 km/h


Station Name Connections Distance
Location Section
English Chinese
HKP Huangtudian 黄土店 (   8   13  via Huoying) 0 0 Changping Shuangsha railway
CPP Changping 昌平 21 21 Jingbao railway
NKP Nankou 南口 9 30
ILP Badaling 八达岭 21 51 Yanqing
YNP Yanqing 延庆 13 64 Kangyan railway
KZP Kangzhuang 康庄 9 60 Yanqing Jingbao railway
SCP Shacheng 沙城 35 95 Huailai
(Zhangjiakou, Hebei)


Trains can reach a maximum speed of 160 kilometres per hour (99 mph). A trip from Huangtudian to the Badaling Great Wall takes about 1 hour and 22 minutes.[6] There are regular departures throughout the day from Huangtudian, with an average of one train per hour during operating hours.[7] Tickets can be purchased from ticket offices of stations along route on the day of travel only. The Beijing Transit card is accepted on this route.[8] Train identification numbers are prefixed with the letter 'S'. The line primarily serves tourists traveling to the Great Wall of China at Badaling.

Line S2 uses the NDJ3 diesel locomotive marked "Great Wall" (Chinese: 长城号; pinyin: Chángchéng Hào) in a seven-car push-pull configuration (L+7T+L). Accommodation comes in 'soft-seat' class only with a 2+2 (first class) or 3+2 (second class) layout. The seats were reversible, but that feature has been removed. Between Nankou and Badaling stations, the train makes a reversal at a switch-back junction. Although all stations are equipped with high-level platforms, trains are equipped with retractable steps and can also serve low-level platforms. On-board facilities include air-conditioning and heating, toilets, hot-water dispensers and a cafe-bar selling tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer and snacks. Smoking is not permitted on the train.


The ticket pricing of Line S2 in Beijing administrative region is the same as that of Beijing Subway network, and 10 CNY fee is added in the interval of Kangzhuang - Shacheng. For example, the ticket price of Huangtudian - Shacheng is 18 CNY. Special half-price ticket of children and disabled soldiers is only sold in station ticket offices. Users of traffic cards issued in Beijing and users of QR code of Yitongxing mobile app enjoy the same preferential policy of Beijing Subway accumulated consumption discount. The ticket is not sold online. Passengers do not need to register with their real name. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Passengers can pay the fare by Beijing Yikatong farecard, other farecards of China T-Union standard, QR code generated by Yitongxing mobile app, or purchasing ticket in station ticket offices by cash. Passengers have to show the ticket or tap the farecard or scan the QR code while getting in and leaving the stations.


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  3. ^ "Beijing's suburban railway Line S2 opens". People's Daily. August 7, 2008. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  4. ^ 系统管理员. "注意啦!S2线延庆车站换地儿啦~". Retrieved 2020-04-16.
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  6. ^ "市郊S2线明起运营". Beijing Youth Daily. Archived from the original on February 13, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2008.
  7. ^ "Schedule". Archived from the original on June 9, 2011. Retrieved March 17, 2010.
  8. ^ "Schedule". Retrieved August 16, 2008.[dead link]