Could Ji’nan West Become a 36-Platform Monster?

The Chinese WeChat and rail communities are talking about a massive expansion of Ji’nan West (济南西; Ji’nanxi) Railway Station — which, admittedly, can appear to be too much Zukunftsmusik during one of the station’s quieter hours, when the 17-platform present-day megahub looks quite expansive already. The new expansion of the station is likely to be just… Continue reading Could Ji’nan West Become a 36-Platform Monster?

Track Laying Begins on Shandong Section of Shijiazhuang-Ji’nan High Speed Railway

You might have seen the action if you were passing by on the Beijing-Shanghai HSR between Dezhou and Ji’nan: there’s another HSR line being built! This new line, the Shijiazhuang-Ji’nan HSR, is slightly slower (250 km/h / 157 mph instead of 350-380 km/h / 217-237 mph), has slightly more stations (around 2-3 more than the… Continue reading Track Laying Begins on Shandong Section of Shijiazhuang-Ji’nan High Speed Railway

Works on New Ji’nan-Qingdao HSR To Start in Earnest Soon

The new, faster (350 km/h / 217 mph) connection from Ji’nan to Qingdao will soon get built in earnest, following reports from local and railway media and regional authorities. The new line will be ready by 2018, and will not only cut travel time from Ji’nan to Qingdao to just around an hour (instead of… Continue reading Works on New Ji’nan-Qingdao HSR To Start in Earnest Soon

Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming HSR Expected to Open 16 June 2015

UPDATE: This line will now open on 18 June 2015 with only limited service until 01 July 2015. The title of this item has also been updated from the previous title, Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming HSR to Open on 16 June 2015. [Updated 17 June 2015] The Guizhou part of the Shanghai-Kunming HSR will be… Continue reading Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming HSR Expected to Open 16 June 2015

Extra Qingdao-Ji’nan East Trains for Late May and Early June 2015

There will be extra trains running between Qingdao and Ji’nan East (Ji’nandong) on 29 May 2015, 31 May 2015, 05 June 2015, and 07 June 2015, according to information from Ji’nan Rail. Extra Train D9465 (Ji’nan East – Qingdao) Ji’nan East (Ji’nandong): departure 19:29 Zibo: arrival 20:08, departure 20:10 Weifang: arrival 20:46, departure 20:48 Qingdao… Continue reading Extra Qingdao-Ji’nan East Trains for Late May and Early June 2015

Extra Beijing-Ji’nan HSR Trains for Early April 2014

There will be extra trains running between Beijing South and Ji’nan West on 04 April 2014 and 07 April 2014, according to information from the official 12306.cn Chinese Railway Customer Service Centre website. Extra Train G2577 (Beijing South – Ji’nan West) Beijing South: departure 20:26 Cangzhou West: arrival 21:17, departure 21:20 Dezhou East: arrival 21:46,… Continue reading Extra Beijing-Ji’nan HSR Trains for Early April 2014

Extra Ji’nan-Beijing HSR Trains on 04-09 February 2014

Extra HSR services between Ji’nan West and Beijing South will be added from 04 February 2014 through to 09 February 2014, as follows:— Extra Train G2577 (Beijing South – Ji’nan West) Beijing South: departure 20:26 Cangzhou West: arrival 21:18, departure 21:20 Dezhou East: 21:47, departure 21:49 Ji’nan West: arrival 22:13 Extra Train G2578 (Ji’nan West… Continue reading Extra Ji’nan-Beijing HSR Trains on 04-09 February 2014

New Ürümqi – Ji’nan Service Starting Early July 2013

That’s 3,134 km. About the same as going from St Petersburg, Russia, all the way to Avignon, France. Except for this time, you go through about six or seven provinces of China rather than six or seven countries. (Even if, thousands of years back before Emperor Qin Shihuang unified all of China, we were a… Continue reading New Ürümqi – Ji’nan Service Starting Early July 2013