Here is the most expensive house price outside the five rings and the busiest subway station in Beijing.
Editor’s note: This article is from WeChat public account “Gu Yu Data” (ID: guyudata), author Gu Yu × Yu Diyuan, data editing, design Li Wei.
Huichangcun Road, a two-way six-lane road outside the Wuhuan Road in Beijing. The north side of the road is scattered residential areas, while the south side, Tencent, Baidu, Lenovo, Netease, Sina and other Internet “big factories” “Stars are scattered.
Every year, tide-like young people come here, become a code farmer, become a PM, and become a small series.
This road should have become “Wall Street in China’s Internet industry”, but it has been ridiculed as “the biggest bottleneck restricting the development of China’s Internet.”
The legend is that here, tens of thousands of people struggle every day on their way to work.
After the factory road is a nightmare that can’t be avoided
The Houchangcun Road is east-west, with two ends of the road connecting two subway lines, the east is the 13th line, and the west is the 16th line.
However, the sites of these two lines are a few kilometers away from the Zhongguancun Software Park where the “big factory” gathers.
The Houchangcun Road has become the only way for Internet company employees to “go into the village” and “out of the village”.
Every day, morning and evening, young people in droves set foot on a large commuter car and then blocked it on the road.
The degree of congestion at Houchangcun Road is highly consistent with the commute of these Internet companies, just like the tides of the villagers.
An ordinary suburban road occupies the status of a transportation hub. The commute of the post-village people brings the unbearable burden of this road.
Maybe in the early stages of road planning, no one predicted that it would develop so fast here.
“Commuting 2 km, traffic jam for 2 hours”, the villagers have become accustomed to it.
How difficult is it to go to work in the factory?
The challenges that the villagers need to overcome when going to work are far more than one post-village road.
The popular song “I feel the body is hollowed out” has a lyrics, and the momentum is sorrowful: “My family lives in Huilongguan and rises to fight the North Fifth Ring.”
The data of Tsinghua Tongheng City Research Institute shows that about one-quarter of the employed population (more than 60,000 people) around Houchangcun Road live in the Huilongguan area outside the North Fifth Ring Road.
Huilongguan, together with Tiantongyuan, another large residential area, is called “Huitian District” and is the “Asia’s largest community” with nearly 900,000 permanent residents.
So, even if the subway is far from the company, many people still choose to squeeze the subway to the nearby Xi Erqi, Northwest Wang, Ma Lian, and then transfer to the company.
Beijing Metro Line 13 was opened at the beginning of 2003. At that time, the daily passenger traffic was only 40,000. By 2005, the daily passenger traffic exceeded 200,000 passengers; in 2016, it was close to 800,000 passengers.
The Beijing Subway morning peak big data in June 2018 shows that the West Second Banner Station on Line 13 has become the busiest subway station in Beijing’s morning peak with an outbound volume of 25,000 passengers per hour. According to the data of June 2019, the full load rate of the morning and evening peaks of the Huilongguan to Xierqi section of Line 13 exceeded 129%.
Of the 10 lines with the highest peak passenger traffic in Beijing, 8 are going to the West Second Banner. Of the 10 lines with the highest peak daily traffic, 8 are from Xi Erqi.
Almost every morning, the team of 10 to 20 minutes from Huilongguan and Longze Station on Line 13 can enter the station, and then wait for a few cars to get on.
Photo 丨 China Youth Daily, Photography 丨 杨子怡
If the day 13 line is temporarily suspended, it must be a big event that shocked the Chinese Internet community.
Through the “Ningcun” of Xi’erqi Station on Line 13, it is irritating, and the Northwest Line of Line 16 is not good.
Compared to line 13, line 16 also has two obvious drawbacks:
There are fewer trains, 8 minutes, and time consuming; the trip is short, and it is inconvenient to change to the 4th line in the 5th Ring.
Don’t want to squeeze the subway, driving is also irritating.
Every day during the morning rush hour, a large number of vehicles heading south from the North Fifth Ring Road caused the Beijing-Tibet (G6) and Jingxin (G7) high-speed directions to enter Beijing. The short ten kilometers from Huilongguan to Zhongguancun Software Park must cross the two high speeds horizontally.
The thousands of troops who are eager to go to work have to first bridge the top of the bridge and drill the bottom of the bridge to block the viaducts on the northern suburbs of the farm bridge, Xinzhuang Bridge, Xisanqi Bridge and Xi Erqi Bridge.
Whether you choose a commuter car, drive by yourself or take a bus, people in the Houchang Village who live in the Huilongguan area have to face completely unpredictable ground traffic congestion.
Not many people can live near the company
After the factory workers are so hard to work, if you can live around the company, the commute time can be greatly shortened. Whether it’s cycling or walking, this way of going to work is enough to make people feel better.
However, the “big gardens” around the company can’t afford anyone.
The prices around Houchangcun Road are generally above 70,000 per flat. The price of the Dashang area (Ma Lianyu and Qinghe in Shangdi and its surrounding areas) has basically reached about 70,000, and only in the Huilongguan, which is separated by the Beijing-Tibet Expressway, the house price is less than 50,000 yuan, and then goes north or east. Shahe, Huoying, Tiantongyuan area, lower prices.
At the same time, the difference in rent is also very large. The monthly rent of one room and one hall in Shangdi and surrounding areas is as high as 5000-6000 yuan, while the rent of Huilongguan equivalent house is about 4,000 yuan.
Therefore, high-level post-village people can live in the surrounding areas of the Software Park. The first-time villagers who entered the workplace can only retreat to the next level, and they are not too far away from Guanlong to live and endure congestion.
There are a lot of post-factory villagers who have compromised their house prices and moved their homes to Changping, Tongzhou or Daxing. The more they move, the longer they go, the longer they go to work. The commute time of more than one and a half hours is not uncommon.
Commuting time is an important indicator to measure the happiness index of the people in the post-village village, and it also proves their ability to buy a house.
However, whether it is subway, driving or bicycle, they still get a bloody road every day to get to work on time.
We should pay a deep tribute to the post-village Internet people who can hold their posts and create wealth under such difficult commuting pressure.
Beijing Municipal Government’s Three-Year Action Plan for Optimizing the Public Service and Infrastructure in Huilongguan Tiantongyuan Area (2018-2020)
Huilongguan Community Network “Rehabilitation of Huilongguantiantongyuan Transportation”
Drip Media Research Institute “Why can’t the West Second Banner Farmers enter the 50,000th month?”
Tsinghua Tongheng City Research Institute “Restricting the biggest bottleneck in China’s Internet development? Houchangcun Road: No back! 》
Gao De map “Q2 China Major City Traffic Analysis Report 2019”
Beijing Metro Morning and Night Peak Big Data
Chain home – map to find a room