Beijing-Shanghai HSR Timetable to be Improved Further on 10 April 2018

Less than a month after Chunyun 2018 draws to a close, there are already visible improvements readied for the Beijing-Shanghai HSR, which features the world’s fastest conventional HSR train at 350 km/h (217 mph). Here are a few of the most visible improvements to note… 1. First-ever HSR trains to Central Shanghai. There used to… Continue reading Beijing-Shanghai HSR Timetable to be Improved Further on 10 April 2018

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

Shanghai Rail Ticketing Machines: No Longer Just at Stations

Local media including Xinhua (Chinese; via peoplerail.com) report that Shanghai Rail is considering making good on a pilot programme which has seen rail ticketing machines being introduced across the city — but no longer just at rail stations. Previously, the only place where rail ticketing was available outside stations were, well, on the Internet. 39… Continue reading Shanghai Rail Ticketing Machines: No Longer Just at Stations

New Timetables on 15 May 2016: Beijing-Shanghai HSR to Get Double Direct Train Services

Right now, the fastest trains on the Beijing-Shanghai HSR are those that have train numbers in are in the single digits — trains G1 to G4 are probably the fastest trains on Planet Earth, with just one intermediate stop in Nanjing (South Station / Nanjingnan). The new timetables, due to be in effect on 15 May… Continue reading New Timetables on 15 May 2016: Beijing-Shanghai HSR to Get Double Direct Train Services

Hainan to Get New Train to Zhengzhou, He’nan

Guangdong-Hainan Rail has announced that a new train will depart Haikou Railway Station on the northern end of the island of Hainan as of 01 July 2015. Trains K457 and K458 used to end at Zhanjiang, which was still on the mainland, but beginning 01 July 2015, service will now be extended to and from… Continue reading Hainan to Get New Train to Zhengzhou, He’nan

Shanghai Metro to See More Services and Longer Trains by 2020

If you feel your journey on Lines 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, or 9 of the Shanghai Metro is just that bit too crowded, good news: Shentong Metro, the operator of the city’s services, has said that more trains and, in some cases, longer trains will enter service. Metro Line 2, easily one of the… Continue reading Shanghai Metro to See More Services and Longer Trains by 2020

Jinwen Rail to Add Regular Rail Service to Shanghai South Starting 01 July 2015

A new railway schedule, slated to enter into operation on 01 July 2015, will also mean there will be a new service between Wenzhou and Shanghai South. This will be Train K5802 and will be a partially overnight service, according to Jinwen (Jinhua-Wenzhou) Railway. It runs both ways — to Shanghai in the evening, and… Continue reading Jinwen Rail to Add Regular Rail Service to Shanghai South Starting 01 July 2015

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

Ticketing Advice for the Summer Holidays from Shanghai Railway Station

Some of us are already planning for the summer holidays. For those of us in Shanghai who’d like to travel by train, the city’s railway stations has published the following ticketing advice: Booking online or via smartphone app gives you probably the most flexibility. You can choose from any train leaving in 30 minutes’ time… Continue reading Ticketing Advice for the Summer Holidays from Shanghai Railway Station

Station Access Restrictions at Some Shanghai Metro Line 3 Stations to End Later

If you are travelling on Shanghai Metro Line 3 at any of the following stations over the morning hours, please note that station access restrictions (crowd control measures) will now end later. South Changjiang Road (长江南路 / Changjiang South Road) West Yin’gao Road (殷高西路 / Yin’gao West Road) Jiangwan Town (江湾镇) These stations are very… Continue reading Station Access Restrictions at Some Shanghai Metro Line 3 Stations to End Later