北京公交

Bei­jing Public Bus Ser­vices

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In 2015, the en­tire public bus net­work in Bei­jing con­sisted of 876 routes with a fleet of 24,347 buses and trol­ley­buses car­ry­ing 3.98 bil­lion pas­sen­gers. Trol­ley­buses ran on over 25 routes, many of which are lo­cated in­side the Third Ring Road and some ex­tend­ing as far out as the Fifth Ring Road. In an ef­fort to re­duce ur­ban air pol­lu­tion, the city has been con­vert­ing reg­u­lar bus routes to trol­ley­bus routes by in­stalling over­head power lines on sev­eral cor­ri­dors since 2013.

The net­work is run by two op­er­a­tors to­day. The city's pri­mary public bus op­er­a­tor, the state-owned Bei­jing Public Trans­port Hold­ings, Ltd. op­er­ates most routes, and an in­de­pen­dent op­er­a­tor pro­vides ser­vice on 31 "Yun­tong" ( 运通 ) bus routes. The bus fare of both com­pa­nies be­gin at two yuan and are sub­ject to a 50 per­cent dis­count when pur­chased with the mass tran­sit IC card (‘Yika­tong'), which ef­fec­tively low­ers the cost of most bus rides in the city proper to one yuan.

Trol­ley bus ser­vice opened in Bei­jing in 1959, leav­ing the tram­car rails a thing of the past.

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