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

Tracks Being Laid for Wuhan-Jiujiang High Speed Railway

This update incorporates content from People’s Railway Daily. This is the official national railway newspaper for China. Tracks are being laid in the province of Hubei, in central China, on the new, 198 km (123¾ mi)-long Wuhan-Jiujiang HSR, which is expected to open by late 2016. The new line, which runs through parts of the… Continue reading Tracks Being Laid for Wuhan-Jiujiang High Speed Railway

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

Wuhan-Huangshi and Wuhan-Huanggang Intercity Railways Enter Service

The Wuhan-Huangshi and Wuhan-Huanggang Intercity Railways entered service today, 18 June 2014. These make Wuhan the first city to have three intercity railways, with the first one — the Wuhan-Xianning Intercity Railway — already in operation. The two railways share the first three stations — Huashan South (花山南 / Huashannan), Zuoling (左岭) and Gedian South… Continue reading Wuhan-Huangshi and Wuhan-Huanggang Intercity Railways Enter Service

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

Wuhan–Shenzhen North Direct HSR Train Ticket Prices Finalised

In brief:Prices for direct trains from Wuhan to Shenzhen North have been finalised. Finalised ticket prices for G high speed trains from Wuhan to Shenzhen North have been finalised. For the trip lasting 4–5 hours (due to slightly longer halts at midway stations and temporary speed limits around parts of the line where a new… Continue reading Wuhan–Shenzhen North Direct HSR Train Ticket Prices Finalised

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

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