Dongdan Station    

Dongdan Subway Station is an underground subway station on the Beijing Subway's Line 1 and Line 5.

Dongdan station is named after Dongdan Crossing, which back in the day was the eastern terminus on Beijing's west-east axis.

The Line 1 part of Dongdan station takes the shape of two tan boxes (exits A and B) or two integrated exits into the underpass system (exits C and D) The Line 5 part are either integrated into the underpass system (exits A and D) or are two boxes with alternating glass/grey stripes (exits B and C). No exit connects directly with Oriental Plaza. The livery of the station at platform level is either marble (Line 1 part) or bright orange (Line 5 part).

   In the Vicinity      Train Services

Banks, hospitals, post offices, schools and universities, cafés, teahouses and restaurants, hotels, parks, museums, convenience stores, shopping centers and supermarkets, residential communities, office buildings, entertainment venues, government organizations and Beijing Super Pass Add Value locations are shown in this section.

Government Organizations
Beijing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference - northeast of exit B (Line 1)
Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China - east of exit B (Line 1)
Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China - west of exit D (Line 5)

Hospitals
Peking Union University - north of exit A (Line 5)

Media Organizations
Beijing Daily Group - south of exit C (Line 1)

Parks
Dongdan Park - south of exit D (Line 5)

Public Organizations
National Federation of Women - east of exit B (Line 1)

Schools
Beijing No. 24 Middle School - northeast of exit B (Line 1)

Sports Venues
Dongdan Sports Center - south of exit D (Line 5)

 

Subway Line 1
Service interval: Minimum 2 minutes 15 seconds (3 minutes over weekends)

To Pingguoyuan (next station: Wangfujing):
First train: 05:09
Last train: 23:30

To Sihui East (next station: Jianguomen):
First train: 05:25
Last train: 23:36

Subway Line 5
Service interval: Minimum 3 minutes

To Tiantongyuan North (next station: Dengshikou):
First train: 05:32
Last train: 23:23

To Songjiazhuang (next station: Chongwenmen):
First train: 05:35
Last train: 23:23

   Platform Layout      Station Services

Facilities for Disabled Passengers: Wheelchair accessible toilets not available in Line 1 part
Both Lines 1 and 5 use central island platforms.

Line 1: Doors will open to the left.
Line 5: Doors will open to the left.

 

Line 1 Part
Toilets: Public toilets are in Underground Level 1 and are in the public area.
Police office: Available at this station

Line 5 Part
Facilities for Disabled Passengers: Wheelchair accessible toilets available
Toilets: Public toilets are in Underground Level 2 and are at:
Other Services: Police office: Available at this station

   Interchange      Exits

The interchange passageways; this one is bound for Line 1

The interchange at Dongdan is especially crowded during peak hours, and at lunchtime, too, can be congested. Trains arriving mid-morning and mid-afternoon tend to set off fewer passengers, thus reducing flow at the interchange passageways. Transfers to Line 1 can get especially crowded.

 

Lines 1 and 5 use different exits, although by means of the interchange passageways, all exits are accessible. Therefore, it is possible for a Line 1 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 1 after using the interchange passageway.

Both Lines 1 and 5 use four exits each, bringing the total number of exits at Dongdan to eight.

Subway Line 1 Part
Exit B (northeast): Beijing Yijia Law Firm, China National Textiles Import & Export Corporation, China Women Activity Center Jianguo Garden Hotel, Dongdan North Street; Bus Routes 10, 20, 37
Exit C (southeast): Beijing Daily Group, Beijing Postal Administration, Beijing Ray-Li Magazine House, Chongwenmen Inner Street; Bus Routes 10, 37, 39

Subway Line 5 Part
Exit A (northwest): East Chang'an Avenue, Beijing Xiehe Medical College, Oriental Plaza, Peking Union Hospital
Exit B (northeast): Dongdan North Street, All-China Women's Federation, Xinyuan Tower
Exit C (southeast): Jianguomen Inner Street, Beijing News Plaza
Exit D (southwest): Chongwenmen Inner Street, Dongdan Park, Dongdan Gymnasium