Chongqing-Wanzhou Railway Opens; Train Services Begin

The new Chongqing-Wanzhou HSR has opened, adding a new HSR link heading due northeast in the Chengdu-Chongqing area. Train times for the new lines are as follows: Short-Term Train Times (valid as of 28 November 2016) Chengdu East (Chengdudong) to Wanzhou North (Wanzhoubei)): Train G8701 / G8704: dp 08:23 Chengdu East, ar 12:02 Wanzhou North… Continue reading Chongqing-Wanzhou Railway Opens; Train Services Begin

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

Hohhot Rail Publishes Guide on Baotou Ring Railway Bus Connections

This update incorporates content from Hohhot Rail. Hohhot Rail mostly manage railways in northern and northeastern China centred on Inner Mongolia. The city of Baotou is rather large city (although dimensions-wise, it’s not even close to the likes of Beijing!), so the city has recently put into service a ring railway, as we reported earlier.… Continue reading Hohhot Rail Publishes Guide on Baotou Ring Railway Bus Connections

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

Qingdao to Get New West Railway Station

The city of Qingdao will receive a fully new Qingdao West (Qingdaoxi) Railway Station. It’s “new”, because there is actually an existing Qingdao West station on the Jiaozhou-Ji’nan Railway, in Lancun, slightly due northwest, around 38 km (23¾ miles) away from Central Qingdao. The new station will be situated due southwest of the station, approximately… Continue reading Qingdao to Get New West Railway Station

Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Trains: Now Reality from Qingdao

The first intercity express rail line in eastern China’s province of Shandong opened in full on 16 November 2016, and the new connection from Qingdao to the rest of the Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway cuts travel time from Qingdao to Yantai from 4 hours and 30 minutes down to as short as 1 hour 15 minutes,… Continue reading Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Trains: Now Reality from Qingdao

Beijing Subway Trials Self-Service Ticketing on Lines 7, 8, 15, and Fangshan Line

From today (15 November 2016), if you want to get places on Lines 7, 8, or 15, or the Fangshan Line, you’ll need to talk to — that’s right, a machine. To cut queues in front of traditional ticket counters, the Beijing Subway is encouraging riders to use the automated machines to buy a new… Continue reading Beijing Subway Trials Self-Service Ticketing on Lines 7, 8, 15, and Fangshan Line

Huangtudian Railway Station Opens to Passenger Rail Traffic

Huangtudian Railway Station (黄土店站) has opened to passenger rail traffic, and will now be the Beijing terminus for all Suburban Line S2 trains until late 2019. The station is a short walk away from Exit G4 at Huoying Subway Station. Passengers who were used to going to Beijing North (Beijingbei) station at Xizhimen will now… Continue reading Huangtudian Railway Station Opens to Passenger Rail Traffic

Qinghe Railway Station To Be Temporarily Closed Starting 01 November 2016

Qinghe Railway Station will close to all passenger traffic as it is readied for the upcoming Beijing-Zhangjiakou HSR, which is slated to open in late 2019. As of 01 November 2016, it will no longer be served by any railway train service. The station itself will change from the current “hut” station to a huge,… Continue reading Qinghe Railway Station To Be Temporarily Closed Starting 01 November 2016