China Railways Announces New Timetables to Take Effect on 10 April 2019

The Chinese railways have announced a substantial change to their timetables, to take effect on 10 April 2019. It is likely there will be further fine-tuning to come in the summer, in advance of an anticipated speedbump on the southern half of the Beijing-Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong HSR. Here are the major improvements as per the national… Continue reading China Railways Announces New Timetables to Take Effect on 10 April 2019

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

Beijing North (Beijingbei) Railway Station to Suspend All Train Services Starting 01 November 2016

Beijing’s north railway station, otherwise known as Beijingbei station, will be closed to railway traffic as of 01 November 2016, but its ticket office will remain open. The station itself will re-open at a later time. When the closures enter effect, all trains that leave currently from Beijing North will be diverted as follows: All… Continue reading Beijing North (Beijingbei) Railway Station to Suspend All Train Services Starting 01 November 2016

Beijing Subway Line 3 “Fast-Tracks” Station Work for Part Between 2nd and 5th Rings

In the newest environment review report published by the Chinese Academy of Railway Science, 8 of the 14 stations being planned for Subway Line 3 will be built starting from later this year. Rather than waiting for the entire set of 14 stations in the eastern part of the line, the first 8 are being… Continue reading Beijing Subway Line 3 “Fast-Tracks” Station Work for Part Between 2nd and 5th Rings

Beijing South Railway Station Opens Express Entrances at Arrivals Hall

One of the beauties of the Beijing South (Beijingnan) Railway Station is that it was built for the future — future-proofed both in terms of dimensions, the direct subway link (two lines!), and a handful of express entrances. And indeed, all of these seven express entrances have been opened recently, being of particular help to… Continue reading Beijing South Railway Station Opens Express Entrances at Arrivals Hall

Tracking China FrontLines: Beijing Subway Yanfang Line, September 2016

If you imagine a subway station 50 km southwest of Tian’anmen Square, then you’ve imagined it: the westernmost terminus of the new Yanfang Line, stretching from the built-up part of Fangshan in the southwestern suburbs all the way out to Yanshan. Tracking China went along the route of the new line to see how work… Continue reading Tracking China FrontLines: Beijing Subway Yanfang Line, September 2016

Beijing Subway: No Line 13 Train Service between Lishuiqiao and Dongzhimen from 01 October 2016 until 07 October 2016

Due to roadworks extending Beiyuan Road further north, trains on Beijing Subway Line 13 will not run between Lishuiqiao and Dongzhimen from 01 October 2016 through to 07 October 2016. During this period of part closure, Line 13 trains will not serve Lishuiqiao, thus there will be no interchange options at that station. During this… Continue reading Beijing Subway: No Line 13 Train Service between Lishuiqiao and Dongzhimen from 01 October 2016 until 07 October 2016

New Timetables on 15 May 2016: More Regional Rail Trains Across China

This update is from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web portal for China. China Railway Corporation has announced over 200 new regular rail trains (100 pairs) across all of the nation as the national rail operator switches over to a new timetable starting 15 May 2016. The new timetable is one of the… Continue reading New Timetables on 15 May 2016: More Regional Rail Trains Across China

New Timetables on 15 May 2016: Zhengzhou Rail to Offer More Regional Trains

This update is from People’s Railway Daily. This is the official national railway newspaper for China. Zhengzhou Rail will operate 34 new regular rail trains (17 pairs) running long-distance services and an additional 22 late-night CRH trains (11 pairs). In addition, an extra 10 trains (5 pairs) will operate during periods of high demand, such… Continue reading New Timetables on 15 May 2016: Zhengzhou Rail to Offer More Regional Trains

New Timetables on 15 May 2016: Ji’nan Rail to Offer Late Night HSR Trains

This update is from People’s Railway Daily. This is the official national railway newspaper for China. Ji’nan Rail, which operates trains mostly in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, will introduce improve train services on the Beijing-Shanghai HSR, Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway, and the Qingdao-Ji’nan Passenger Railway. Ji’nan Rail will operate a total of 671 trains… Continue reading New Timetables on 15 May 2016: Ji’nan Rail to Offer Late Night HSR Trains