Z Trains (Classic Direct Express)

Z trains (直达特快旅客列车; Zhida Tekuai Lüke Lieche) in China Railways are direct classic rail trains, and form the fastest train category in the conventional or classic rail system. Sleepers and dining cars are standard. A few have Luxury Sleeper carriages with a private compartment for two passengers only (and at times a private toilet). Z trains run as fast as 160 km/h (100 mph).

The following train numbers are in use:

  • Z1 – Z4998: Long-distance Z trains
    Please note that trains with numbers between Z4001 and Z4998 are usually extra services.
  • Z5001 – Z9998: Regional Z trains
    Please note that trains with numbers between Z9001 and Z9998 are usually extra services.

Please note: Trains Z97–Z100 and Z801–Z828 are services to and from Hong Kong; trains Z5 and Z6 are international rail services.