Beijing: Xizhimen’s New Interchange Passageway Now Reality

In brief: The new interchange passageway complex at the Beijing Subway’s Xizhimen interchange has entered service. The new interchange complex just opened, bringing ultimate relief to commuters. You’ve just shaved up to five minutes off your interchange marathon. (How cool is that!…) We’ll be going through this in a bit more detail some time later… Continue reading Beijing: Xizhimen’s New Interchange Passageway Now Reality

Official Railway Station Names for Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway Made Final

The Ministry of Railways announced in a 16 May 2011 Announcement Regarding Station Names on the Beijing-Shanghai Railway the official, final names of the new HSR line. These are: BEIJING SOUTH (北京南) — change to Beijing Metro Line 4 Langfang (廊坊) Tianjin South (天津南) Cangzhou West (沧州西) Dezhou East (德州东) Ji’nan West (济南西) — connections… Continue reading Official Railway Station Names for Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway Made Final

What To Expect From China Railways in 2011

You may have blinked: in early January 2011 the Chinese Nationwide Railway Conference was held where the railway boss, Liu Zhijun, mixed both the interesting (what’s to be expected this year for China’s railway system) with the boring (all that political propaganda). If you were watching the feed via Chinese Central TV, you got fed… Continue reading What To Expect From China Railways in 2011

Now Open: Guangzhou – Zhuhai Intercity Railway

That Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站) is getting busier and busier… Presently home to the Wuhan-Guangzhou (Wuguang) High Speed Railway (HSR; 武广高铁), the super-big station in southern Guangzhou today has a fair bit of new rail traffic to contend with: the Guangzhou-Zhuhai (Guangzhu) Intercity Railway (广珠城轨) is now officially reality (two days behind schedule, in… Continue reading Now Open: Guangzhou – Zhuhai Intercity Railway

We Can’t Wait! A Look INSIDE China’s New HSR Trains

This is original content from an earlier constituent site, and dates from before April 2012. There are very minor edits to the original text. The new CRH380 series of express trains are China’s best things on the rails yet. Thankfully, there’s now the option of a “private seat” as in one where there are no… Continue reading We Can’t Wait! A Look INSIDE China’s New HSR Trains

Beijing to Build Subway Lines 8 and 16

This is original content from an earlier constituent site, and dates from before April 2012. The city of Beijing is thinking about expanding its Subway network, following the successful opening of the highly popular Subway Line 5. It plans to build and expand Subway Lines 8 and 16. Subway Line 8: Huilongguan – Olympic Area… Continue reading Beijing to Build Subway Lines 8 and 16

Subway Line to Beijing Airport to be Fully Automated

This is original content from an earlier constituent site, and dates from before April 2012. A report from the Beijing Evening Daily shows that the subway line to Beijing Capital International Airport is about to become China’s first fully automatic line, and that the maximum speed there will be 110 km/h. This new line will… Continue reading Subway Line to Beijing Airport to be Fully Automated