Huangtudian Railway Station Opens to Passenger Rail Traffic

Huangtudian Railway Station (黄土店站) has opened to passenger rail traffic, and will now be the Beijing terminus for all Suburban Line S2 trains until late 2019. The station is a short walk away from Exit G4 at Huoying Subway Station. Passengers who were used to going to Beijing North (Beijingbei) station at Xizhimen will now… Continue reading Huangtudian Railway Station Opens to Passenger Rail Traffic

All-New Ürümqi Railway Station Opens to Public

Following 42 days of trial operations, the new Ürümqi Railway Station, which is on the Lanzhou-Xinjiang HSR, officially opened to the public on 12 August 2016. (Some time earlier, the “old” Ürümqi Railway Station was renamed Ürumqi South (Ürümqi’nan / Wulumuqi’nan), thus making this the “new” Ürümqi station.) The new station is truly massive —… Continue reading All-New Ürümqi Railway Station Opens to Public

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

Now Open: Qingdao North Railway Station

The Qingdao North Railway Station (青岛北站, Qingdao Bei Zhan) has entered service today with the inauguration of the first HSR service (Train G1248). Passengers coming in from central Qingdao may use Huanwan Road (northbound from the city centre) or arrive via the Cross-Harbour Bridge Elevated Road (exit just before the toll gate), then pass through… Continue reading Now Open: Qingdao North 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