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Local connections are indeed a factor. For instance, with the new Line 15 extension of the Beijing Subway that opened next to my University's campus, it is from 1:15 to 1:30 to the airport, and the same or more to the Beijing South railway Station. The biggest factor in the trip time is how many transfers are required.

When the last phase of Line 15 is finished, it will connect to Line 4, which runs by the South railway station, which will make the subway trip under an hour ... and means, for instance, getting to Tianjin via subway then HSRail from this Northwest inner suburb of Beijing would be just about as fast as getting to the international airport.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sat Sep 19th, 2015 at 07:30:15 AM EST

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