All-New Ürümqi Railway Station Opens to Public

Following 42 days of trial operations, the new Ürümqi Railway Station, which is on the Lanzhou-Xinjiang HSR, officially opened to the public on 12 August 2016. (Some time earlier, the “old” Ürümqi Railway Station was renamed Ürumqi South (Ürümqi’nan / Wulumuqi’nan), thus making this the “new” Ürümqi station.) The new station is truly massive —… Continue reading All-New Ürümqi Railway Station Opens to Public

Extra Trains Between Ürümqi and Kumul / Hami on Weekends in May and June 2015

Extra trains will run between Ürümqi South (Wulumiqi’nan) and Kumul / Hami on weekends. This schedule from Ürümqi Rail in northwestern China’s autonomous region of Xinjiang is valid from 29 May 2015 through to 30 June 2015. One extra train from South to Kumul / Hami: Train D9966 leaves Ürümqi South at 18:21 for Kumul… Continue reading Extra Trains Between Ürümqi and Kumul / Hami on Weekends in May and June 2015

New HSR Services Link Lanzhou with Ürümqi, and Guangzhou with Nanning and Guiyang

China Railways has officially opened new services from Lanzhou to Ürümqi, and from Guangzhou to Guizhou and Nanning. The part from Lanzhou to Baoji, all in central western China, will open by around 2017, and around the same time, the extension to Xuzhou on the eastern seafront will also open. By then, trains will be… Continue reading New HSR Services Link Lanzhou with Ürümqi, and Guangzhou with Nanning and Guiyang

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

Shanghai-Nanjing HSR: Timetable Changes (5 Nov 2011)

With effect from 5 November 2011: Train G7042 will not stop at Baohuashan. This train will now additionally call at Zhenjiang (arr 08:56, dep 08:58). Train G7122 will not stop at Danyang. This train will now additionally call at Baohuashan (arr 07:45, dep 07:47). Times of departure and arrival for this train at Zhenjiang will… Continue reading Shanghai-Nanjing HSR: Timetable Changes (5 Nov 2011)