Yonghegong Station    

Yonghegong Lama Temple Subway Station is an underground subway station on the Beijing Subway's Line 2 and Line 5.

Yonghegong Lama Temple station is named after the nearby Yonghegong Lama Temple or Yonghe Lamasery.

The Line 2 part of the station appears as two sand-tan boxes, with a third exit being built into a building (but having no Subway logo). The Line 5 part of the station appears as two grey-and-glass buildings; two other exits are integrated into nearby buildings.

   Train Services      Platform Layout

Subway Line 2
Service interval: Minimum 2 minutes

Clockwise (next station: Dongzhimen):
First train: 05:-
Last train: 23:-

Counterclockwise (next station: Andingmen):
First train: 05:-
Last train: 23:-

Subway Line 5
Service interval: Minimum 3 minutes

To Songjiazhuang (next station: Beixinqiao):
First train: 05:25
Last train: 23:-

To Tiantongyuan North (next station: Hepinglibeijie):
First train: 05:-
Last train: 23:33

 

Both Lines 2 and 5 use central island platforms.
Line 2: Doors will open to the left.
Line 5: Doors will open to the left.

   Station Services      Interchange

Toilets: Free public toilets at the southeastern corner of the Line 5 part.
Vending machine: Vending machine by exit A (Line 5 part).

 

The interchange at Yonghegong Lama Temple station can be a bit complex.

Passengers on Line 2 transferring to Line 5 use the interchange passageway as directed by the signage. Those changing to Line 5 keep right and enter a separate, uni-directional passageway. After a flight of stairs and a turn to the left, they then arrive at the Line 5 part.

Passengers on Line 5 transferring to Line 2 are left with a somewhat more difficult interchange to use. Some escalators or stairs are exit only, while some are interchange only. Passengers changing to Line 2 are to follow the Line 2 signs closely. After a flight of stairs, passengers then turn right and reach the Line 2 part of the station.

   Exits  

Lines 2 and 5 use different exits, although by means of the interchange passageways, all exits are accessible. Therefore, it is possible for a Line 2 passenger to exit using any Line 5 exit after passing through the interchange passageway; equally, a passenger entering through a Line 5 "box" (exit) can access Line 2 after using the interchange passageway.

Line 2 uses three exits; Line 5 uses four exits, thereby bringing the total number of exits at Yonghegong Lama Temple station to seven.

Line 2 Part
Line 2 exits are all located to the east of Yonghegong Bridge
Exit C (Line 2) is shared with Exit B (Line 5)

Line 5 Part
Exit A (northwest): Northern 2nd Ring Road, Yonghegong Bridge, Ethnic Culture Exchange Center
Exit B (northeast): Northern 2nd Ring Road, Yonghegong Lama Temple, Yonghe Gardens
Exit C (southeast): Yonghegong Street, Bolin Temple
Exit D (southwest): Yonghegong Street, Guozijian Middle School, Capital Museum