Source: China State Council Information Office 2
The new parkade located in the northwest corner of Beijing South Railway Station began its trial operation today. With nearly 400 planned parking spaces, the multistory space is expected to alleviate parking problems that have plagued travelers and surrounding residents.
Vehicles access the parkade via two entrances and exits located in the direction of Kaiyang Road, while passengers enter via a pedestrian passage on the east side of the parking lot. Once parked, it takes approximately five minutes for passengers to walk to Beijing South Railway Station.
The parkade features multiple payment channels, including self-service payment terminals, various apps, and ETC. It also provides services such as parking space inquiries, shared parking, and parking reservation, not only improving the passenger experience but also speeding up parking space turnover.
Beijing South Railway Station opened on Aug. 1, 2008. The number of daily commuters stands at around 280,000, a figure that is on the rise. The new parkade replaces a flat parking lot that had fewer than 100 parking spaces. Due to huge passenger flow in the surrounding area and a serious shortage of parking spaces, parking lots and roads around Beijing South Railway Station suffer frequent traffic jams, especially during China’s lunar new year holidays and the summer holiday season.
“While meeting the parking needs of passengers, the parkade can also be opened to surrounding residents at night in the form of shared parking, so as to help alleviate the shortage of spaces experienced by nearby residents,” said an official in charge of the urban management committee in Beijing’s Fengtai district.
With a total construction area of 11,750 square meters, the new parking boasts an additional 300-plus parking spaces compared to the previous location.