110 Extra Trains Over Chunyun 2016 Announced

This update is from China Railway Corporation. This is the official national railway operator for China. Chinese railways will offer 110 extra trains over the Chunyun (Spring Festival) peak travel period from 29 January 2016 through to 06 February 2016. This will bring the total number of trains in operation over the Chunyun period to… Continue reading 110 Extra Trains Over Chunyun 2016 Announced

Railways Target Ticketing Con Artists in Operation Falcon

This update is from China Railway Corporation. This is the official national railway operator for China. The railway police are continuing to defeat ticketing con artists, in order to safeguard passenger information and to ensure proper order in railway ticketing. Rail police have recently defeated a gang of 51 suspects accused of misusing passenger identity… Continue reading Railways Target Ticketing Con Artists in Operation Falcon

2015 Mid-Autumn Festival Railway Tickets Now Available

The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) and Chinese National Day (国庆节) are two of the busiest travel seasons, and due to still-warm weather conditions, a fair number of passengers from abroad are likely to be on the move. Advance booking has already begun beginning today (29 July 2015), with the first tickets being made available already at… Continue reading 2015 Mid-Autumn Festival Railway Tickets Now Available

China Railways 12306.cn Online Booking Site Implements Temporary Booking Limits Over Summer Peak Travel Season

In brief:To ensure more passengers get a ticket, the 12306.cn online booking site is restricting the number of “unverified” travellers on booking accounts. The Summer Peak Travel Season will last from 01 July 2015 through to 31 August 2015. To enable all passengers to get tickets for travel, China Railways is adjusting its online booking… Continue reading China Railways 12306.cn Online Booking Site Implements Temporary Booking Limits Over Summer Peak Travel Season

Shanghai Rail to Offer Extra Trains Over 2015 Dragon Boat Festival Holiday

Shanghai Rail, which manages railway services for the cities and provinces of Shanghai, Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, has announced they will be running extra trains just in time for Dragon Boat Festival. These trains include the following HSR trains: Trains G103, G109, G120, G123, G124, G127, G128, G136, G144, G151, G155, G156, G159, and G160… Continue reading Shanghai Rail to Offer Extra Trains Over 2015 Dragon Boat Festival Holiday

Please Travel on the Correct Guangzhou-Shenzhen C Train!

The railways have, over Tomb Sweeping Day (Qingming), imposed a new requirement for passengers travelling on the C trains between Guangzhou (East) and Shenzhen. Over the break — from 03 April 2015 through to and including 06 April 2015 — you must travel on the same you are booked in. This is due to increased… Continue reading Please Travel on the Correct Guangzhou-Shenzhen C Train!

2014 Spring Festival Peak Travel Period Starts Today

The Spring Festival Peak Travel Season begins 15 days before the first day of the New Year in the Chinese traditional (lunar) calendar, and continues until the 25th day of the Chinese New Year. For 2014, this peak travel season begins on 16 January 2014 and ends on 24 February 2014, lasting 40 days. This… Continue reading 2014 Spring Festival Peak Travel Period Starts Today

Stations Likely Very Busy on 01 October 2013

Very big crowds are expected on 01 October 2013 on the lines below. Please arrive early at your station and mind your belongings — and pick tickets up early. These lines are: Harbin – Dalian High Speed Railway Beijing – Shanghai High Speed Railway Zhengzhou – Xi’an High Speed Railway Beijing – Tianjin Intercity Railway… Continue reading Stations Likely Very Busy on 01 October 2013

Beijing West: No Platform Tickets During National Day Holidays

There will be no platform tickets from Beijing West during the holidays. Times when platform tickets will not be available are from 12:00 on 28 September 2013 to 24:00 on 07 October 2013. The railways anticipate a very visible increase in passenger flow during the October Chinese National Day week-long holiday. As a result, the… Continue reading Beijing West: No Platform Tickets During National Day Holidays

Xi’an Continues to Be a Popular Rail Getaway

The Dragon Boat (Duanwu) Festival three-day break turned out to be a good time to travel, and in China’s ancient capital where it all began — Xi’an (西安) — over 820,000 took to the rails, according to information from Xi’an Rail (in Chinese). The main station, Xi’an Railway Station, saw over 127,000 passenger movements in… Continue reading Xi’an Continues to Be a Popular Rail Getaway