Beijing-Kunming HSR (New Route) Escaping Shijiazhuang?

The city of Shijiazhuang (石家庄) has only been of more recent importance, as it was relatively unknown until the start of the 20th century, when it became where a west-east railway out from Taiyuan (太原) and the major north-south route (Beijing-Guangzhou) crossed paths. The city now hosts some key routes, including the newest addition, a… Continue reading Beijing-Kunming HSR (New Route) Escaping Shijiazhuang?

Track Laying Begins on Shandong Section of Shijiazhuang-Ji’nan High Speed Railway

You might have seen the action if you were passing by on the Beijing-Shanghai HSR between Dezhou and Ji’nan: there’s another HSR line being built! This new line, the Shijiazhuang-Ji’nan HSR, is slightly slower (250 km/h / 157 mph instead of 350-380 km/h / 217-237 mph), has slightly more stations (around 2-3 more than the… Continue reading Track Laying Begins on Shandong Section of Shijiazhuang-Ji’nan High Speed Railway

New Timetables on 15 May 2016: More Peak Hour HSR Trains for Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei

This update is from People’s Railway Daily. This is the official national railway newspaper for China. Citing People’s Railway Daily, peoplerail.com has reported that the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei metropolitan area is to benefit from more frequent train services with the arrival of the new national railway timetables on 15 May 2016. While most of these new trains… Continue reading New Timetables on 15 May 2016: More Peak Hour HSR Trains for Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei

New Xin Qiao Special Care Service Centre Opened at Shijiazhuang Railway Station

The new Xin Qiao Special Care Service Centre (馨桥爱心服务区) at Shijiazhuang Railway Station is now open and ready to serve Special Care Passengers — namely, seniors, children, ill, disabled or pregnant passengers. The Centre is located in the southern part of the Level 2 Departures Hall (where there used to be ticket counters; they have since… Continue reading New Xin Qiao Special Care Service Centre Opened at Shijiazhuang Railway Station

Beijing-Guangzhou High Speed Railway Opens Beijing-Zhengzhou Section

All 2,298 kilometres of the Beijing-Guangzhou High Speed Railway has opened up on 26 December 2012. This means it is now possible to travel by HSR on the world’s longest HSR line — from Beijing West to Shenzhen North. The Zhengzhou-Wuhan part already opened in late September 2012, with the part from Wuhan-Guangzhou opened already… Continue reading Beijing-Guangzhou High Speed Railway Opens Beijing-Zhengzhou Section

Shijiazhuang-Wuhan Stretch of Beijing-Hong Kong High Speed Rail Nearly Ready

The Shijiazhuang to Wuhan stretch of the Beijing-Hong Kong HSR is getting increasingly closer to completion, following reports that tracks have been laid in full on this stretch. This bit of the Beijing-Hong Kong HSR starts from Shijiazhuang and ends in Wuhan. In Wuhan it connects to the already open Wuhan-Guangzhou stretch. The southernmost Guangzhou-Hong… Continue reading Shijiazhuang-Wuhan Stretch of Beijing-Hong Kong High Speed Rail Nearly Ready