New Timetables on 15 May 2016: Ji’nan Rail to Offer Late Night HSR Trains
This is the official national railway newspaper for China.
Ji’nan Rail, which operates trains mostly in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, will introduce improve train services on the Beijing-Shanghai HSR, Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway, and the Qingdao-Ji’nan Passenger Railway. Ji’nan Rail will operate a total of 671 trains (335.5 pairs), with over half of these CRH express services (351 trains, or 175.5 pairs). New late-night HSR trains will also be introduced.
More direct HSR trains will run from Qingdao and Rongcheng directly to other major Chinese cities including Beijing and Shanghai. New, later-night train services will be introduced for passengers travelling to Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin West (Tianjinxi), Nanjing, Xuzhou, and other destinations; also new will be more weekend train services from Ji’nan West (Ji’nanxi) to Shanghai Hongqiao.
More regular rail train services are also expected. There will be new Liaocheng-Jinhua and Beijing-Heze trains, as well as new trains running from Zaozhuang West (Zaozhuangxi) to Linyi (4 local trains, 4 long-distance trains). New trains will also extend Ulanhot-Tianjin trains to Dongying South (Dongyingnan) and also extend Ji’nan-Binzhou trains to Lingcheng (this service will now use Ji’nan East station instead).