Chinese High Speed Railway Network

HSR train at Beijing West station

China’s high speed railway network is already the largest worldwide, and it will continue to grow. Presently, the “big three” cities — Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou — all have at least two major high speed railway lines.

See also: National 4×4 Key HSR Routes

The current network consists of the following:

Intraregional Beijing / Tianjin / Hebei

  • Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway
  • Tianjin-Qinhuangdao High Speed Railway

Interregional from Beijing

  • Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway
  • Beijing-Hong Kong High Speed Railway (Mainland stretch, Beijing-Shenzhen)

Intraregional Shanghai / Nanjing / Hangzhou

  • Shanghai-Hangzhou High Speed Railway
  • Nanjing-Shanghai Intercity High Speed Railway
  • Nanjing-Hangzhou High Speed Railway

Interregional from Shanghai

  • Shanghai-Wuhan-Chengdu Express Railway
  • Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway (Shanghai – Huaihua section open)

Intraregional Guangzhou / Shenzhen / Hong Kong / Macao

  • Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway
  • Guangzhou-Zhuhai Intercity Railway

Interregional from Guangzhou

  • Beijing-Hong Kong High Speed Railway (Mainland stretch, Beijing-Shenzhen)
  • Southeastern Coastal High Speed Railway

Intraregional Rest of China

  • Harbin-Dalian High Speed Railway
  • Hefei-Bengbu High Speed Railway
  • Taiyuan-Shijiazhuang and Ji’nan-Qingdao High Speed Railways
  • Zhengzhou-Xi’an High Speed Railway