China Railways Announces New Timetables to Take Effect on 10 April 2019

The Chinese railways have announced a substantial change to their timetables, to take effect on 10 April 2019. It is likely there will be further fine-tuning to come in the summer, in advance of an anticipated speedbump on the southern half of the Beijing-Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong HSR. Here are the major improvements as per the national… Continue reading China Railways Announces New Timetables to Take Effect on 10 April 2019

China’s High Speed Network Could See New 350 km/h Additions

At present, the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity is the nation’s sole “all-350 km/h (217 mph)” High Speed line (with the exception of maybe a few CRH Harmony Express using the route to northeastern China). CR Revival Express trains on the Beijing-Shanghai HSR also clock in amazing speeds at 350 km/h (217 mph), shortening the journey from Beijing… Continue reading China’s High Speed Network Could See New 350 km/h Additions

Beijing-Shanghai HSR Timetable to be Improved Further on 10 April 2018

Less than a month after Chunyun 2018 draws to a close, there are already visible improvements readied for the Beijing-Shanghai HSR, which features the world’s fastest conventional HSR train at 350 km/h (217 mph). Here are a few of the most visible improvements to note… 1. First-ever HSR trains to Central Shanghai. There used to… Continue reading Beijing-Shanghai HSR Timetable to be Improved Further on 10 April 2018

Eastern China-Kunming in 9 Hours: Shanghai Rail Reveals New Timetable Effective 05 January 2017

Official information from Shanghai Rail reveals that the Shanghai-Kunming HSR, which is slated to open in full on 29 December 2016, as per the latest plans, will be part of the new national railway timetable effective from 05 January 2017. Here’s a look at the highlights of the new timetable, which is valid for connections… Continue reading Eastern China-Kunming in 9 Hours: Shanghai Rail Reveals New Timetable Effective 05 January 2017

Some Trains Serving Taian Railway Station (Shandong) Not Stopping at Station 10 Oct 2016 – 20 Mar 2017

Due to roadworks involving the exit of Tai’an Railway Station (泰安站) in Shandong, as well as also involving the Western Outer Ring Road by the station, Track 5 of Platform 1 at this station will be affected. As a result, the following 10 train services will not be stopping at Tai’an station from 00:30 on… Continue reading Some Trains Serving Taian Railway Station (Shandong) Not Stopping at Station 10 Oct 2016 – 20 Mar 2017

CRH High Speed Trains Enter Kunming, Bringing Full Nationwide HSR Service

In China’s 17 mainland railway bureaus and companies, the CRH trainset, originally imported, but now almost all fully home-conceived, home-built and home-made, has had a presence. The opening in late 2014 of the Lanzhou-Ürümqi HSR meant that even the Qinghai-Tibet Railway Corporation had its own CRH trainsets to own. Southwestern China’s province of Kunming remained… Continue reading CRH High Speed Trains Enter Kunming, Bringing Full Nationwide HSR Service

New Timetables on 15 May 2016: Beijing-Shanghai HSR to Get Double Direct Train Services

Right now, the fastest trains on the Beijing-Shanghai HSR are those that have train numbers in are in the single digits — trains G1 to G4 are probably the fastest trains on Planet Earth, with just one intermediate stop in Nanjing (South Station / Nanjingnan). The new timetables, due to be in effect on 15 May… Continue reading New Timetables on 15 May 2016: Beijing-Shanghai HSR to Get Double Direct Train Services

A Closer Look at China’s New 350 km/h (217 mph) “China Standard” Train Sets

The photos in this article come to you with the gracious permission of Luo Chunxiao, aka @铁路小亨 on Weibo. Please do not copy or otherwise reproduce them unless you have express permission. Thank you. There’s no word when these trains will be on the tracks yet (allow around a year at least, as they need… Continue reading A Closer Look at China’s New 350 km/h (217 mph) “China Standard” Train Sets

350 km/h (217 mph) China Standard HSR Trains Unveiled

CRRC Corporation Ltd has rolled out its 350 km/h (217 mph) China Standard HSR trainsets today, 30 June 2015, which coincidentally also marks the 4th anniversary of the Beijing-Shanghai HSR entering into service. The new trainsets are real Chinese HSR trains — unlike their earlier brethren, in particular early-stage CRH2 and CRH3 trains, they are fully… Continue reading 350 km/h (217 mph) China Standard HSR Trains Unveiled

Hefei-Fuzhou HSR Opens; More Trains Coming 01 July 2015

The Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed Railway opened on Sunday, 28 June 2015, to huge crowds, even though full services to destinations outside of the new line will commence only on 01 July 2015. This line was originally “under threat” to be downgraded to a 250 km/h (156 mph) line, but fortunately, it ended up a full,… Continue reading Hefei-Fuzhou HSR Opens; More Trains Coming 01 July 2015