China News Service, Beijing, February 25th: Transportation integration is rapidly advancing, and the "circle of friends" in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei is getting closer and closer.

  China News Service reporter Lu Shaowei and Xu Jing

  It will soon be possible to take the subway from Hebei to Beijing.

It is a cold spring, and the construction site of Yongshun Station of Beijing Rail Transit Line 22 (Pinggu Line) located in Tongzhou District, Beijing is in full swing.

A reporter from China News Service saw dozens of workers working intensively in the steel bar processing area.

The gantry crane not far away moved slowly, preparing to lift the processed steel bars to the bottom of the station for binding construction.

On February 22, workers carried processed steel bars at the construction site of Yongshun Station of Beijing Rail Transit Line 22 (Pinggu Line).

Photo by China News Service reporter Jia Tianyong

  "The Pinggu Line is Beijing's first inter-provincial urban rail transit line, and it is also the first demonstration line in the urban rail transit field for the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei." Yang Liming, director of the Rail Division One of the Beijing Major Project Construction Headquarters Office, said, The line connects Beijing CBD core area, Dingfuzhuang Group, city sub-center, Pinggu New Town, and Hebei Yanjiao and other key functional areas, with a total length of approximately 81.2 kilometers.

  "We plan to complete the main structure of Yongshun Station by the end of this year." Liu Hui, project manager of Beijing Construction Engineering Urban and Rural Group Line 22 No. 09, said that Yongshun Station is the eighth station from the west of the Pinggu Line and is an underground three-story stacked side-mounted station. The platform station is planned to be a Yongshun micro center around the station, and the ancillary structures will be integrated into the construction.

  At present, the construction of Pinggu Line is in full progress.

Yang Liming said that after the line is completed and opened to traffic, Hebei Beisan County to the Beijing sub-center will be accessible in 9 minutes at the fastest.

  The reporter learned from the Beijing Municipal Transportation Commission that a large number of high-speed railways have been put into operation, including the Beijing-Tianjin intercity extension line, Beijing-Xiong intercity, Jingtang (Jingbin) intercity, and Jinxing intercity, with Beijing and Tianjin as the core hubs. , the national high-speed railway network running through various cities in Hebei has been basically completed.

  So far, the total mileage of high-speed rail in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region has increased from 1,284 kilometers in 2013 to 2,624 kilometers, achieving full coverage of all prefecture-level cities in the region. The "1-hour traffic circle" in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region has begun to take shape. Mainly A two-hour transportation circle between cities has basically been formed, and the main framework of the "Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei on Rail" has been basically formed.

  It is understood that Beijing-Tianjin intercity currently operates heavy-duty trains and long-distance trains, implementing public transportation operation, with a minimum departure interval of 3 minutes.

With the opening of the Beijing-Tianjin intercity extension line, passengers can arrive at Tianjin Binhai New Area in just about an hour from Beijing South Railway Station.

  As an important stop on the Beijing-Tianjin intercity railway, Wuqing Station is revitalized by the continuous "commuting flow" and "consumption flow".

Mr. Zhang is a taxi driver who lives in Wuqing District. According to his recollection, more than ten years ago, the area around Wuqing Station was relatively deserted, with few residential, commercial and other facilities.

Since the opening of the Beijing-Tianjin intercity railway, the flow of people in Wuqing has begun to increase, driving the development of Wuqing.

On June 16, 2023, a Beijing-Tianjin intercity heavy-duty multiple unit drove through urban Tianjin.

Photo by China News Service reporter Jia Tianyong

  Over the past ten years, the "Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei on Track" project has accelerated, and the inter-regional backbone highway network has become denser and denser, further facilitating travel between the three places.

By the end of 2023, the entire Beijing-Xiongan Expressway will be open to traffic.

Driving from Beijing’s Southwest Fifth Ring Road to Hebei’s Xiongan New Area is within one hour.

  When Mr. Li, who is from his hometown in Shandong, returned to Beijing during the Spring Festival holiday this year, he deliberately chose the route via the Beijing-Xiongan Expressway.

He told reporters that the Beijing-Xiongan Expressway is smooth all the way, with clear markings and signs, clean roads, pleasant environment on both sides of the road, and a very good driving experience.

  In addition to the Beijing-Xiong Expressway, a large number of expressways such as the Beijing-Taiwan Expressway, the Beijing-Kunming Expressway, and the Tianjin-Shijiazhuang Expressway have been completed and opened to traffic. Within the region, with Beijing as the center, there are 7 national expressways composed of radial lines from the capital, 2 vertical lines, and 3 horizontal lines. The backbone network is basically formed.

At present, the total mileage of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei expressways reaches 10,990 kilometers, an increase of 37.7% compared with 7,983 kilometers in 2014, and the expressway density reaches 5.06 kilometers/100 square kilometers, which is 2.7 times the national average.

  As Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei continue to open up the "major arteries" and smooth the "microcirculation", the "circle of friends" between the three places is getting closer and closer.