Chongqing-Wanzhou Railway Opens; Train Services Begin

The new Chongqing-Wanzhou HSR has opened, adding a new HSR link heading due northeast in the Chengdu-Chongqing area. Train times for the new lines are as follows: Short-Term Train Times (valid as of 28 November 2016) Chengdu East (Chengdudong) to Wanzhou North (Wanzhoubei)): Train G8701 / G8704: dp 08:23 Chengdu East, ar 12:02 Wanzhou North… Continue reading Chongqing-Wanzhou Railway Opens; Train Services Begin

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

Works on Nanchang-Ganzhou HSR Get Underway

The city of Ganzhou, in southern Jiangxi, southeastern China, will, in five years’ time, get a new HSR link. The new, 415 km (258 mile) link, ready for speeds of 250 km/h (155 mph), will also be ready for future speedbumps. RMB 50.7 billion is being poured into the project, which has been built since… Continue reading Works on Nanchang-Ganzhou HSR Get Underway

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

Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed Railway Opens 28 June 2015, Ticketing Begins 08:00 on 27 June 2015

In brief:The Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed Railway will open to the general public on 28 June 2015, with ticketing to start as of 08:00 China time on 27 June 2015. The new high speed line from Hefei, Anhui to Fuzhou, Fujian, will open to the public on 28 June 2015, with ticketing for those new trains… Continue reading Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed Railway Opens 28 June 2015, Ticketing Begins 08:00 on 27 June 2015

Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway to Open on 18 June 2015

There has been a slight (two-day) delay in preparing the new Guiyang (East) part of the Shanghai-Kunming HSR, but it will still be opening in mid-June 2015 as planned. Official rail media are now confirming the opening for Thursday, 18 June 2015. The new part to be opened will be the six-station segment from Xinhuang… Continue reading Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway to Open on 18 June 2015

New Rail Schedule for 01 July 2015 Brings New Connections to Beijing

On 01 July 2015, there will be very visible changes to the national railway timetable. Beijing is on the receiving end of many new and improved railway services, according to Beijing Rail. New HSR trains will launch from Beijing to Mt Huangshan and Guiyang, amongst other destinations, and regular rail services will also see speedbumps.… Continue reading New Rail Schedule for 01 July 2015 Brings New Connections to Beijing

Shenyang-Dandong HSR Test Runs Begin

Test runs on the Shenyang-Dandong High Speed Railway have gotten underway as of 01 June 2015. The 205.7 km (127.8 mi) new railway line runs from Shenyang South (Shenyangnan) Railway Station to Dandong. North Korea borders the Chinese city of Dandong; the two are separated by the Yalu River. Intermediate stations on this line include… Continue reading Shenyang-Dandong HSR Test Runs Begin

Xuzhou to See New Rail Connections with New Timetable Starting 01 July 2015

The city of Xuzhou, in northern Jiangsu, eastern China, is about to see a huge improvement in railway services as of 01 July 2015. With the planned opening of the new Hefei-Fuzhou HSR by that time, there will be all-new high speed services to Fuzhou, Xiamen North (Xiamenbei) and Nanchang West (Nanchangxi). Also planned is… Continue reading Xuzhou to See New Rail Connections with New Timetable Starting 01 July 2015

Dalian “Soft Opens” Metro Line 2

The city of Dalian in northeastern China’s province of Liaoning has “soft opened” Metro Line 2 today (22 May 2015). Ticket sales began at 11:18 with the line opened to the public at that time. Line 2 will also in future connect to Dalian North (Dalianbei) Railway Station, which is the city’s HSR hub. Here… Continue reading Dalian “Soft Opens” Metro Line 2