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

CRH High Speed Trains Enter Kunming, Bringing Full Nationwide HSR Service

In China’s 17 mainland railway bureaus and companies, the CRH trainset, originally imported, but now almost all fully home-conceived, home-built and home-made, has had a presence. The opening in late 2014 of the Lanzhou-Ürümqi HSR meant that even the Qinghai-Tibet Railway Corporation had its own CRH trainsets to own. Southwestern China’s province of Kunming remained… Continue reading CRH High Speed Trains Enter Kunming, Bringing Full Nationwide HSR Service

Extra Trains This Weekend from Kunming to Qujing, Xuanwei and Dali

Kunming Rail has announced that, due to increasing demand, extra trains will run on this Friday and over the weekend. These trains go to Dali, Qujing, and Xuanwei. All trains will operate from 12 June 2015 through to and including 14 June 2015. Book early and pick tickets up well in advance. EXTRA KUNMING-QUJING TRAINS… Continue reading Extra Trains This Weekend from Kunming to Qujing, Xuanwei and Dali

President Xi Jinping Takes A Look at Kunming South Station in the Works

The last time a Chinese head of state has been this high-profile about the trains was probably Mao, although the former Premier, Wen, was also keep on HSR, having taken a ride on the very first Beijing-Shanghai HSR train. Now, Xi’s getting in on the act. National media reports that President Xi Jinping gave the… Continue reading President Xi Jinping Takes A Look at Kunming South Station in the Works