Second HSR Station for Hong Kong? Macao to Get High Speed?

As of late, plans for more rail links in the Pearl River Delta, also known as the Greater Bay Area, are popping up around the Chinese rail world. Here’s a look at what is being proposed, as per part of the regional plan. Note: As with everything China, the following may be subject to change!… Continue reading Second HSR Station for Hong Kong? Macao to Get High Speed?

CRH6 Intercity Electric Multiple Unit Train Set Enters Service in Southern China

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web portal for China. It’s got a “running band” that’s orange, not blue, but it’s still a CRH train: the new CRH6 trainset, an electric multiple unit train made specifically for lower-speed local intercity train services, took to the rails on 30 March… Continue reading CRH6 Intercity Electric Multiple Unit Train Set Enters Service in Southern China

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

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

Extra Night HSR Sleepers to Southern China for Summer 2015

Demand for the “high-speed hotel on wheels” continues to be high, which is why Beijing Rail is adding extra trains to run the overnight service between Beijing West (Beijingxi) and Guangzhou South (Guangzhounan). The extra southbound train from Beijing will run as Train D925. This train leaves Beijing West at 19:35, bound for Guangzhou South… Continue reading Extra Night HSR Sleepers to Southern China for Summer 2015

Chengdu-Guangzhou HSR Train G314 On the Rails as of 20 May 2015

Having savoured much of the super-spicy hotpots of southwestern central China, the more intrepid of us might wish to continue the tastebud challenge by hopping onboard the new Train G314 to Guangzhou. According to Chengdu Rail, this very service will be reality as of 20 May 2015, and will leave Chengdu East (Chengdudong) just after… Continue reading Chengdu-Guangzhou HSR Train G314 On the Rails as of 20 May 2015

Please Travel on the Correct Guangzhou-Shenzhen C Train!

The railways have, over Tomb Sweeping Day (Qingming), imposed a new requirement for passengers travelling on the C trains between Guangzhou (East) and Shenzhen. Over the break — from 03 April 2015 through to and including 06 April 2015 — you must travel on the same you are booked in. This is due to increased… Continue reading Please Travel on the Correct Guangzhou-Shenzhen C Train!

Guangzhou-Shenzhen CRH Trains via Dongguan Now C Trains

Guangzhou-Shenzhen CRH trains running via Dongguan, Changping, and Zhangmutou are now C train. C trains designate high speed intercity services, and although these trains are still running below 200 km/h (125 mph), they have underwent a bit of a speedbump — trains are now running between Guangzhou East (Guangzhoudong) and Shenzhen stations with a 7… Continue reading Guangzhou-Shenzhen CRH Trains via Dongguan Now C Trains

New HSR Services Link Lanzhou with Ürümqi, and Guangzhou with Nanning and Guiyang

China Railways has officially opened new services from Lanzhou to Ürümqi, and from Guangzhou to Guizhou and Nanning. The part from Lanzhou to Baoji, all in central western China, will open by around 2017, and around the same time, the extension to Xuzhou on the eastern seafront will also open. By then, trains will be… Continue reading New HSR Services Link Lanzhou with Ürümqi, and Guangzhou with Nanning and Guiyang

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