Tiananmen Underground Passage

Tiananmen Underground Passage

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The Underground Passage was designed by the Beijing Muicip Designing Institute.

Work on the Tian’anmen Underground Passage started in Janua 1987 and opened to pedestrians on schedule on May lst of the sar year.

The passage has six exits and entrances. Its two north-south tunnels and two east-west tunnels are each 12 metres wide and 2.9 metre high.  Their total length is 340 metres. The tunnels have relieved congestion and improved safety in the square. About 30,000 pedestrians and 5,000 motored vehicles pass Tian’anmen every hour at peak times. There are also 13 bus routes front of Tian’anrnen arches, and about 1 million people flow through the area every day.

Beijing is experiencing increasing traffic congestion, with 8 m lion bicycles and 300,000 cars and trucks on the streets every day.

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