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, 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

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

Direct HSR Trains to Link Wuhan and Shenzhen Next Month

In brief:Direct high speed trains will link Wuhan with Shenzhen as of 01 April 2012. At present, passengers going from Shenzhen North to Changsha South, Wuhan, or other destinations on the Wuhan-Guangzhou stretch of the Beijing-Hong Kong HSR are required to change trains at the Guangzhou South Railway Station. However, with effect from 01 April… Continue reading Direct HSR Trains to Link Wuhan and Shenzhen Next Month

Guangzhou West Railway Station Enters Service Early

The People’s Railway Daily has reported that this year, for the Spring Festival rush, Guangzhou West Railway Station has entered into operation early this year. This year, the station entered into service beginning 26 January 2012. So that the main Guangzhou Railway Station is relieved of some of its passenger flow, Guangzhou West will take… Continue reading Guangzhou West Railway Station Enters Service Early

Guangzhou South-Shenzhen North Part of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong HSR Opens

China’s high speed railway system took a battering after the horrid crash in Wenzhou this past summer, and many lines fell victim to a spate of downgrading and delays, but this has not meant China has given up on HSR. Despite opening 50 km/h slower than originally planned, the high speed connection was still made… Continue reading Guangzhou South-Shenzhen North Part of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong HSR Opens

Breaking News: Two Killed, Two Injured by CRH Train in Shenzhen

Coming out from Sina Weibo: This just in — four unauthorized pedestrians who made their way onto a railway bridge suffered a collision with a CRH train on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway. The exact location is around the Pinghu stretch in Shenzhen, Guangdong. One of the pedestrians, a 19-year-old from western China’s Gansu province, was hit… Continue reading Breaking News: Two Killed, Two Injured by CRH Train in Shenzhen

Now Open: Guangzhou – Zhuhai Intercity Railway

That Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站) is getting busier and busier… Presently home to the Wuhan-Guangzhou (Wuguang) High Speed Railway (HSR; 武广高铁), the super-big station in southern Guangzhou today has a fair bit of new rail traffic to contend with: the Guangzhou-Zhuhai (Guangzhu) Intercity Railway (广珠城轨) is now officially reality (two days behind schedule, in… Continue reading Now Open: Guangzhou – Zhuhai Intercity Railway