Beijing Metro Line 16 (BJL16) is a north-south backbone in Beijing metro networks. It is 49.8 km with 29 stations including 12 interchange staions. The stations are all underground stations. It has a depot at BeiAnHe in Haidian District and a stabling yard at YuShuZhuang in Fengtai District.
BJL16 starts from BeiAnHe in the north outside the 6th ring and ends at Wanping in the south. It runs through Haidian, Xicheng, and Fengtai districts, serving important functional areas such as Shanhou in Haidian, SanLiHe Administration Center, Fengtai railway station, LiZe CBD and Fengtai Hightech Zone.
BJL16 is the first line in Beijing using 8A-car trains, the rated capacity is 2480 passengers, which is much higher than trains used in other existing lines.
BJL16 north section (BeiAnHe station – XiYuan station) was open for trial operation on December 31, 2016 officially. The section has 10 stations with NongDaNanLu station open on December 30, 2017.
BJL16 north section interchanges with BJL4 at XiYuan station.