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What is Metro Card?

'With a little IC card, people in Beijing can travel around the city easily.' The Beijing Transportation Smart Card can be used on all of the subway lines, city-buses, some taxis and the Airport Express Train. People can get a 60% discounts when paying for the city-bus fare by card. What's more, the Transportation Smart Card could be used at some designated supermarkets, long-distance bus lines and the expressways in Beijing. These public telephones set along the Chang'an Avenue also access to the card.

Metro Card Tips

1. Do not store too much money in the smart card for one time. The card is a bearer card with no compensation for loss.
2. The card can only be used by one person for each bus.

 

 

 

 

source:travelchinaguide.com

Where to return the card?

Currently, 62 sites distributed at metro stations, bus companies and branches of China Citic Bank are set for users to return the cards.

1. Designated Metro Station

Opening Hours: 08:00~17:00

Notice: a. only well-preserved card could be returned at these metro stations.

b. the balance in the card should be less than CNY100.

c. full deposit and balance could be refund on the spot. Metro LineStations

Line 1Guchenglu, Sihui

Line 2Fuxingmen, Xizhimen

Line 5Lishuiqiao, Yonghegong, Dongdan, Songjiazhuang, Xizhimen

Line 8Jianguomen, Beitucheng

Line 10Shaoyaoju, Zhichunlu

Line 13Dongzhimen

Airport ExpressT3 of Beijing Capital Airport

2. Public Transportation Co.

Notice: a. both of the well-preserved and destroyed card could be returned.

b. the balance in the card should be less than CNY100.

c. full deposit and balance of a well-preserved card could be refund on the spot.

1st Public Transportation Co. (Andingmen Xi Stop of 328)

2nd Public Transportation Co. (Caoqiao Stop of 300)

3rd Public Transportation Co. (Beihang Liuliqiao Nanli Stop of 50)

4th Public Transportation Co. (Beijing Zoo Stop of 15)

5th Public Transportation Co. (Fuchengmen Stop of 335)

6th Public Transportation Co. (Dongdaqiao Stop of 28)

7th Public Transportation Co. (Beijing Zhan Dongjie Stop of 403)

Trolley Transportation Co. (Zhanlanlu Stop of 103)

Trolley Transportation Co. (Wuluju Stop of 104)

3. Transportation Smart Card Co.

Notice: a. both of the well-preserved and destroyed card could be returned.

b. full deposit and balance of a well-preserved card could be refund on the spot.

Location: East of the Palace of Nationalities, Xidan, Xicheng District

4. China Citic Bank

Notice: a. only well-preserved card could be returned at these metro stations.

b. the balance in the card should be less than CNY100.

c. full deposit and balance could be refund on the spot.

Sales Department of Chief Bank: Touzi Plaza, A27, Jinrong Dajie, Xicheng District

Jiuxianqiao Branch: Zhaowei Building, No.14, Jiuxian Qiao, Chaoyang District

Weigongcun Branch: 1/F, Zhongdian Xinxi Building, No.6, Zhongguancun Nan Dajie, Haidian District

Zhongliang Plaza Branch: Bldg A, No.8, Jianguomen Nei Dajie, Dongcheng District

Chaoyang Branch: No.12, Nongzhanguan Nanli, Chaoyang District

Fuchengmen Branch: Fuchengmen, Xicheng District

Shangdi Branch: West Section, 1/F, Kemao Building, No.4, Section 1, Shangdi Dongli, Haidian District

Olympic Village Branch: Bldg D1, Tianchuang Shiyuan Building, No.309, Huizhong Beili, Chaoyang District

Xidan Branch: No.45, Fuxingmen Nei Dajie, Xicheng District

 

 

source:travelchinaguide.com

How to use the card?

The card is tactile. When taking a city bus, user should move the card close to the card reader at the bus door for payment. Usually, the card is used only once when getting on the bus (signed clearly on the bus). But on some separately charged bus (fare charged by distance), the card should be used twice: both getting on and off the bus. When entering into metro station, user should move the card close to the read machine and then again when exiting. No matter how long the journey is, only CNY2 is deducted per trip.

Where to apply for the card?

Over 170 designated points have been set in Beijing for users to rent and reload the card. These points are located at the ticket offices of all Beijing metro stations (05:30~23:00), some bus stations, supermarkets (e.g, Jingkelong Convenience Stores, Lianhua Quick, Good Neighbor Supermarket) and Post Offices (09:00~17:00).

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