Chongqing-Wanzhou Railway Opens; Train Services Begin

The new Chongqing-Wanzhou HSR has opened, adding a new HSR link heading due northeast in the Chengdu-Chongqing area. Train times for the new lines are as follows: Short-Term Train Times (valid as of 28 November 2016) Chengdu East (Chengdudong) to Wanzhou North (Wanzhoubei)): Train G8701 / G8704: dp 08:23 Chengdu East, ar 12:02 Wanzhou North… Continue reading Chongqing-Wanzhou Railway Opens; Train Services Begin

Up to 34 New Railway Lines to Enter Operation Before End of 2016

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web news and information portal for China. As if the recent opening of the Zhengzhou-Xuzhou HSR and the Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway weren’t big news already, there are upwards of 34 new railway lines which will also enter the national rail network by the… Continue reading Up to 34 New Railway Lines to Enter Operation Before End of 2016

New Shenzhen North – Chongqing North HSR Train to Run Starting 31 July 2015

With all issues solved, Guangzhou Rail has announced that they will operate Train G1312, a new high speed service carrying passengers from Shenzhen North (Shenzhenbei) Railway Station through to Chongqing North (Chongqingbei) Railway Station. The train will run for 11 hours 52 minutes, which appears to be long, yet is 20 hours faster than an… Continue reading New Shenzhen North – Chongqing North HSR Train to Run Starting 31 July 2015

Trains to / from Chengdu and Chongqing Hit by Inclement Weather

We are sorry inform travellers on the go that due to inclement weather due to heavy rains, the following service on the Chongqing-Lichuan Railway are seeing delays, reroutes, cancellations, or are getting cut back in service. According to information from Chongqing Railway Station, these affect the following services on 17 June 2015: CANCELLATIONS Train D368… Continue reading Trains to / from Chengdu and Chongqing Hit by Inclement Weather

Planned Zhengzhou-Wanzhou HSR Upgraded to 350 km/h

The current rail administration under Sheng Guangzu has not initially been kind to Chinese HSR. Prices were cut by 5% after speeds went down by 15%, which really was a price hike in disguise, and the country gave up on its 350 km/h (218 mph) services in August 2011, in the wake of the Wenzhou… Continue reading Planned Zhengzhou-Wanzhou HSR Upgraded to 350 km/h

New, Extra, Extended Services Between SW Central and Southern China as of 01 July 2015

Guangzhou Rail and People’s Railway Web report that new, extra, and extended services will run between southwestern central China to southern China. The first new service will run between Chongqing North (Chongqingbei) and Shenzhen North (Shenzhenbei), where passengers can transfer onto Metro Line 4 for the Futian Checkpoint to Hong Kong. The second new service… Continue reading New, Extra, Extended Services Between SW Central and Southern China as of 01 July 2015

Christmas Eve 2013: Longer Metro service hours

It’s Christmas Eve again — as a result, some metro operators in China are extending service hours. Guangzhou: The Guangzhou Metro is extending services across the whole network by 1 hour. Nanjing: Last trains on all Nanjing Metro lines depart at 02:00 (25 Dec). Note: Ticket machines will be out of service after midnight. Use… Continue reading Christmas Eve 2013: Longer Metro service hours