China to Open Nearly 5,000 km of HSR Lines in 2019

At least 4,447 km. We’ve done the number crunching and this is how the figures look. So let’s hope you’ve a visa or residence permit valid for quite a while, because those new lines will connect you to many key destinations across China. (Why not an exact figure? The expansion of the Pearl River Delta/Greater… Continue reading China to Open Nearly 5,000 km of HSR Lines in 2019

Introducing Tracking China FrontLines

Nope, we don’t regard the train tracks as “the military line” or “part of an army that is closest to the enemy”, in case you looked up “front line” up in the dictionary. But hey, to this site, bringing you up-to-the-minute updates is seen as a “must” rather than a “probably can-do”. Every so often,… Continue reading Introducing Tracking China FrontLines

Hefei-Fuzhou HSR Opens; More Trains Coming 01 July 2015

The Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed Railway opened on Sunday, 28 June 2015, to huge crowds, even though full services to destinations outside of the new line will commence only on 01 July 2015. This line was originally “under threat” to be downgraded to a 250 km/h (156 mph) line, but fortunately, it ended up a full,… Continue reading Hefei-Fuzhou HSR Opens; More Trains Coming 01 July 2015

Tracking China — Now Even Better

We are pleased to be introducing a host of new changes and improvements here on Tracking China — just like our nation’s good ol’ (or new!) HSR trains… A new visual experience: This site is progressively introducing pictures with every page, and the trial versions of route maps and lists will be standardised. This will mean… Continue reading Tracking China — Now Even Better

Tracking China to Include Chinese Pinyin for Stations Beginning Today

Tracking China will now be including the full, Chinese Hanyu Pinyin name for stations on an increasing number of reports as of today, 29 December 2014, and on a full basis for reports on and after 08 June 2015. This has been used on a trial basis before. This move comes as some stations, direction… Continue reading Tracking China to Include Chinese Pinyin for Stations Beginning Today

Welcome to Tracking China!

The new and improved version of Tracking China is here, and it is a great pleasure to welcome visitors the world over. If you have previously been a visitor of the Beijingology, Civitology, Beijing A to B, MobileMetro.mobi / imetro.mobi, Random Jaunts or Dear Passengers websites, all train (city metro and Chinese national railways) info… Continue reading Welcome to Tracking China!