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Smart Card
Smart Card
'With a little smart card, people in Beijing can travel around the city easily.' The Beijing Transportation Smart Card, like the MetroCard in New York City and the Oyster Card in London, can be used on all of the subway trains, Airport Express Train, city buses and some taxis. 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. 

 Who can apply for the card?
Every one could apply for using the Beijing Transportation Smart Card. No ID Card, passport or other documents is required for renting a card, so the card will not be registered to user's name and refunds will not be available if lost.

 How much does the card cost?
The card is lent to users for free. If the card is applied for the first time, the user should put down a deposit of CNY20/card and add some value of no less than CNY20. The full deposit and the balance in the card could be refund.

 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 subway 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).

Here is a brief list of the designated bus stations:
1. Opening Hours: 07:00~19:00
Deshengmen (315, 5), Andingmen (358, 328, 27), Beijing West Railway Station (beside the police station), Beijing Zoo (15, 103, 65), Fuchengmen (335, 409), Zhongguancun (320 Beihang Stop), Summer Palace (346), Dongdaqiao (109, 28), Jinsong (41), Gongzhufen (Huandao Center), Pingguoyuan (311, 664), Sihui (1, 322), Nanhu (the 7th Passenger Transport Co.), Xuanwumen (near the church), Dongzhimen (107), Chongwenmen (111)
2. Opening Hours: 07:00~19:00 (26th-3rd of next month)
Tiantongyuan (358), Dong Sishi Tiao (42), West Railway Station (320), Muxiyuan (324), North Railway Station (20, 102), Daguanyuan (59), Xinjiekou Huokou (44, 331), Xidan (46), Beijing Railway Station (10), Fuxingmen (395), Summer Palace (374), Dongdaqiao (350), Dabeiyao (348), Capital Airport (359), Sihui (4, 402), Fangzhuang (37), Badachu (389), Baiyunlu (114, 308), Workers' Stadium (113), Dongzhimen (401, 359)
3. Opening Hours: 09:00~16:00
Fangshan (917), Pinggu (918), Miyun (980), Huairou (916), Yanqing (919)

 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 subway 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.
Check-in Counter
Subway Check-in Counter
Exit
Exit of Subway
 Where to return the card?
Currently, 62 sites distributed at subway stations, bus companies and branches of China Citic Bank are set for users to return the cards.
1. Designated Subway Station
Opening Hours: 08:00~17:00
Notice: a. only well-preserved card could be returned at these subway stations.
b. the balance in the card should be less than CNY100.
c. full deposit and balance could be refund on the spot.

Subway Lines

Stations

Line 1

Guchenglu, Sihui

Line 2

Fuxingmen, Xizhimen

Line 5

Lishuiqiao, Yonghegong, Dongdan, Songjiazhuang, Xizhimen

Line 8

Jianguomen, Beitucheng

Line 10

Shaoyaoju, Zhichunlu

Line 13

Dongzhimen

Airport Express

T3 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 subway 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

 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.

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