China to Open Nearly 5,000 km of HSR Lines in 2019

At least 4,447 km. We’ve done the number crunching and this is how the figures look. So let’s hope you’ve a visa or residence permit valid for quite a while, because those new lines will connect you to many key destinations across China. (Why not an exact figure? The expansion of the Pearl River Delta/Greater… Continue reading China to Open Nearly 5,000 km of HSR Lines in 2019

He’nan Part of Hohhot-Nanning HSR to Skip Zhengzhou in Favour of Luoyang

The Central Chinese province of He’nan (河南) is well known as a major rail hub. Zhengzhou (郑州), in particular, is known as the heart and hub of the railways, both locally, and also nationwide. However, the rest of the province also is getting more High Speed love. At present, Luoyang (洛阳) is known as a… Continue reading He’nan Part of Hohhot-Nanning HSR to Skip Zhengzhou in Favour of Luoyang

Now Open: Zhengzhou-Jiaozuo Railway

The Zhengzhou-Jiaozuo Railway has just opened to the travelling public on 26 June 2015. Passengers can now head out from Zhengzhou, capital of the province of He’nan, to Jiaozuo, in 40 minutes, instead of the former 2 hours, to Jiaozuo, which is not far from the well-known Mount Yuntai. This railway heads northwest out of… Continue reading Now Open: Zhengzhou-Jiaozuo Railway

01 July 2015 New Schedules: New Trains from Zhengzhou Station

Chinese railways will operate under a new and vastly improved schedule as of 01 July 2015. If you will be travelling via Zhengzhou Railway Station (郑州站), here are the new and improved train services from this station…

Luohe Railway Station: Works May Impact Your Journey

Luohe Railway Station in central China’s He’nan province is about to undergo station works involving changes to platforms. This will mean there will be 16 trains which will not call at this station from 15 July 2015 through to 15 December 2015. Important: This only affects regular rail trains at the main Luohe station in… Continue reading Luohe Railway Station: Works May Impact Your Journey

Hainan to Get New Train to Zhengzhou, He’nan

Guangdong-Hainan Rail has announced that a new train will depart Haikou Railway Station on the northern end of the island of Hainan as of 01 July 2015. Trains K457 and K458 used to end at Zhanjiang, which was still on the mainland, but beginning 01 July 2015, service will now be extended to and from… Continue reading Hainan to Get New Train to Zhengzhou, He’nan

Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzhou HSR Approved for Construction; Ready by 2019

A new HSR line linking Shangqiu, He’nan, with the two provincial capitals of Anhui and Zhejiang, has, according to domestic media, been approved by the Chinese government’s National Development and Reform Commission. This 798 km (nearly 500 mi) HSR route runs from Shangqiu, He’nan, via Hefei, Anhui, through to Hangzhou, Zhejiang, and has been approved… Continue reading Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzhou HSR Approved for Construction; Ready by 2019

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

Zhengzhou-Xuzhou HSR: Tracks to be Laid in September 2015

The crucial high speed link between Zhengzhou, capital of central China’s province of He’nan, and Xuzhou, a major inland city in Jiangsu province not far from the eastern Chinese coast, will be reality in 2016. The Zhengzhou Daily reports that tracks will now be laid on the new HSR line (which in fact is already… Continue reading Zhengzhou-Xuzhou HSR: Tracks to be Laid in September 2015

New Zhengzhou-Ji’nan HSR Route Confirmed via Xinxiang, Puyang, and Liaocheng

This update is from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web portal for China. A new, 350 km/h (217 mph) HSR line linking Zhengzhou (郑州), capital of the province of He’nan (河南) in central China, with Ji’nan (济南), provincial capital of Shandong (山东) in eastern China, is being planned and has had its route… Continue reading New Zhengzhou-Ji’nan HSR Route Confirmed via Xinxiang, Puyang, and Liaocheng