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

Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Trains: Now Reality from Qingdao

The first intercity express rail line in eastern China’s province of Shandong opened in full on 16 November 2016, and the new connection from Qingdao to the rest of the Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway cuts travel time from Qingdao to Yantai from 4 hours and 30 minutes down to as short as 1 hour 15 minutes,… Continue reading Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Trains: Now Reality from Qingdao

New Timetables on 15 May 2016: More Regional Rail Trains Across China

This update is from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web portal for China. China Railway Corporation has announced over 200 new regular rail trains (100 pairs) across all of the nation as the national rail operator switches over to a new timetable starting 15 May 2016. The new timetable is one of the… Continue reading New Timetables on 15 May 2016: More Regional Rail Trains Across China

New Timetables on 15 May 2016: Zhengzhou Rail to Offer More Regional Trains

This update is from People’s Railway Daily. This is the official national railway newspaper for China. Zhengzhou Rail will operate 34 new regular rail trains (17 pairs) running long-distance services and an additional 22 late-night CRH trains (11 pairs). In addition, an extra 10 trains (5 pairs) will operate during periods of high demand, such… Continue reading New Timetables on 15 May 2016: Zhengzhou Rail to Offer More Regional Trains

New Timetables on 15 May 2016: Ji’nan Rail to Offer Late Night HSR Trains

This update is from People’s Railway Daily. This is the official national railway newspaper for China. Ji’nan Rail, which operates trains mostly in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, will introduce improve train services on the Beijing-Shanghai HSR, Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway, and the Qingdao-Ji’nan Passenger Railway. Ji’nan Rail will operate a total of 671 trains… Continue reading New Timetables on 15 May 2016: Ji’nan Rail to Offer Late Night HSR Trains

New Timetables on 15 May 2016: More Peak Hour HSR Trains for Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei

This update is from People’s Railway Daily. This is the official national railway newspaper for China. Citing People’s Railway Daily, peoplerail.com has reported that the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei metropolitan area is to benefit from more frequent train services with the arrival of the new national railway timetables on 15 May 2016. While most of these new trains… Continue reading New Timetables on 15 May 2016: More Peak Hour HSR Trains for Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei

New Shenzhen North – Chongqing North HSR Train to Run Starting 31 July 2015

With all issues solved, Guangzhou Rail has announced that they will operate Train G1312, a new high speed service carrying passengers from Shenzhen North (Shenzhenbei) Railway Station through to Chongqing North (Chongqingbei) Railway Station. The train will run for 11 hours 52 minutes, which appears to be long, yet is 20 hours faster than an… Continue reading New Shenzhen North – Chongqing North HSR Train to Run Starting 31 July 2015

China Railways Prepares for Major Timetable Change on 01 July 2015

With the recent opening of a number of major new railway lines, China Railways is fully ready to let passengers take advantage of the new network by offering even more trains. 2,844½ “pairs” of trains (a pair equals one train running in each direction, making it two in total) will run on the railway network… Continue reading China Railways Prepares for Major Timetable Change on 01 July 2015

Shanghai Rail to See New Trains with 01 July 2015 New Timetable

Shanghai Rail, which serves the municipality of Shanghai, as well as the neighbouring provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, are announcing 40 new trains for the new timetable to take effect on 01 July 2015. These include new long-distance services from Shanghai to Zhengzhou and Ürümqi South (Ürümqinan / Wulumuqinan), Shanghai South (Shanghainan) to Jiujiang,… Continue reading Shanghai Rail to See New Trains with 01 July 2015 New Timetable