China Railways Announces New Timetables to Take Effect on 10 April 2019

The Chinese railways have announced a substantial change to their timetables, to take effect on 10 April 2019. It is likely there will be further fine-tuning to come in the summer, in advance of an anticipated speedbump on the southern half of the Beijing-Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong HSR. Here are the major improvements as per the national… Continue reading China Railways Announces New Timetables to Take Effect on 10 April 2019

Qingdao to Get New West Railway Station

The city of Qingdao will receive a fully new Qingdao West (Qingdaoxi) Railway Station. It’s “new”, because there is actually an existing Qingdao West station on the Jiaozhou-Ji’nan Railway, in Lancun, slightly due northwest, around 38 km (23¾ miles) away from Central Qingdao. The new station will be situated due southwest of the station, approximately… Continue reading Qingdao to Get New West Railway Station

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

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

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

More Care for Seniors Travelling Alone on Qingdao Trains

During the Spring Festival Travel Season, the Qingdao-Shanghai HSR Crew of Qingdao Passenger Department, Ji’nan Rail, will give extra care to senior citizens travelling alone on high speed services. Trains with Senior Citizen Special Care services include the following:— G188 G191 G192 G195 G221 / G224 G229 / G232 G226 / G227 G234 / G235… Continue reading More Care for Seniors Travelling Alone on Qingdao Trains