Beijing-Kunming HSR (New Route) Escaping Shijiazhuang?

The city of Shijiazhuang (石家庄) has only been of more recent importance, as it was relatively unknown until the start of the 20th century, when it became where a west-east railway out from Taiyuan (太原) and the major north-south route (Beijing-Guangzhou) crossed paths. The city now hosts some key routes, including the newest addition, a… Continue reading Beijing-Kunming HSR (New Route) Escaping Shijiazhuang?

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

Up to 34 New Railway Lines to Enter Operation Before End of 2016

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web news and information portal for China. As if the recent opening of the Zhengzhou-Xuzhou HSR and the Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway weren’t big news already, there are upwards of 34 new railway lines which will also enter the national rail network by the… Continue reading Up to 34 New Railway Lines to Enter Operation Before End of 2016

Track Laying Begins on Inner Mongolia’s First HSR Line

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web news and information portal for China. Track-laying work has begun on the Zhangjiakou-Hohhot HSR, and on 12 September 2016, the first rails were laid in the Ulanqab-Zhangjiakou section. The 286.8 km (179¼ mi) long new line will link Hohhot, capital of northern… Continue reading Track Laying Begins on Inner Mongolia’s First HSR Line

Construction Begins on Shaanxi Section of Yichuan-Xi’an HSR

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web news and information portal for China. Works has begun on the Yinchuan-Xi’an HSR, according to the national rail operator, China Railways. This follows works beginning on an earlier part as early as December 2015. The new, 618 km (386¼ mi) line, will… Continue reading Construction Begins on Shaanxi Section of Yichuan-Xi’an HSR