On the afternoon of November 11, Embrace City: Exhibition of Beijing Rail Transport Integration kicked off at the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall. Xia Linmao, Deputy Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee and Executive Deputy Mayor attended the opening ceremony, accompanied by Xu Jianyun and Liu Shengguo, both serving as Deputy Secretary-Generals of the Municipal Government. On behalf of the sponsoring authorities, Zhang Wei, Director-General of the Beijing Commission Municipal Planning and Natural Resources, and Hao Weiya, Chairman of the Board of Beijing Infrastructure Investment, delivered speeches. Ren Chao, Deputy District Mayor of Chaoyang District, also gave a speech on behalf of the supporting government departments. Zhang Yaqin, Deputy Director of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Planning and Natural Resources, chaired the opening ceremony. Delegates from relevant municipal-level commissions, bureaus, and offices, district governments, entities in charge of integrated development, authorities in charge of planning and design, and the news media also attended the opening ceremony.
Zhang Yayin introduced the leading officials and invitees present at the opening ceremony. According to Zhang, the exhibition aims to highlight the remarkable accomplishments of Beijing in integrating its rail transport system to propel the city’s development. The focus is on advancing the quality development of rail transportation in Beijing.
Zhang Wei emphasized that the exhibition not only showcases the achievements of Beijing’s rail transport integration but also provides a platform to promote and exchange best practices, the latest concepts, and experience from various projects. The Beijing Municipal Commission of Planning and Natural Resources, Zhang mentioned, will expedite a range of demonstration projects in rail transport for the new era. Accordingly, we will help transform Beijing into a modernized international metropolis, adding to its harmonious and livable environment.
Hao Weiya of Beijing Infrastructure Investment expressed the commitment to seamless management services for rail stations, ensuring they meet the demands of the city environment. The company will undertake various integrated demonstration projects. Looking ahead, Beijing Infrastructure Investment aims to play a more significant role in advancing the capital’s development, aligning with national strategies, and providing travel services that meet people’s needs, setting an example as a state-owned enterprise.
Ren Chao stated that in line with municipal-level work directives, the Chaoyang District Committee and District Government are dedicated to establishing an integrated platform for rail transit that fosters collaboration between the municipal and district levels, coordinates among government departments, and encourages public participation. The goal is to leverage rail integration for cluster development, propel station-city integration, and enhance the vibrancy of commercial areas. Chaoyang District plans to introduce more integrated case practices to better serve the high-quality development of the district.
Xia Linmao said that we should enhance rail transit to drive Beijing’s high-quality development. This involves optimizing urban planning, maximizing compound benefits, improving of the rail transit network, advancing station-city integration, and fostering deepened reform and innovation. He encourages various districts and competent authorities to seize this exhibition as an opportunity to share best practices and project experiences and highlight successful cases. We also look forward to the active participation of various market entities, said Xia, in the integrated development of Beijing’s rail transit, contributing fresh ideas and resources to the city’s modernization.
The exhibition features six sections: the prelude hall, information-sharing hub, project showcase room, display rooms for synchronized progress and future vision, and concluding hall. Centered on the theme of integrating and developing rail transit within the city, the exhibition encapsulates outstanding initiatives and diverse insights. Over 120 integrated rail transit projects, both completed and ongoing, and more than 60 demonstration projects are on display. Using various formats, the exhibition allows the public to explore the improved efficiency, accessibility, and innovations in today’s public transport in Beijing, all thanks to the integration of rail transit in the city.
Commencing on November 12th, the exhibition is open to the public for two months, from Tuesday to Sunday, 09:00-17:00. People can find the exhibition on the fourth floor of the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall. Visitors can make reservations through the official WeChat account of the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall.