Lu Dongfu New Chinese Railway Chief

Mr Lu Dongfu has replaced Mr Sheng Guangzu as the first-in-charge of China Railways, according to widespread reports on Chinese state-run news media, although China Railways Corporation has not yet confirmed this. Updates: 21 October 2016: This update in Chinese on China Railways officially confirms the transfer of power took place. The transfer of power… Continue reading Lu Dongfu New Chinese Railway Chief

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

China Railways to Introduce All-New Timetables for Mid-May 2016

By mid-May 2016, a vastly improved national railway timetable will be implemented, according to China Railway Corporation. There will be 600 new trains (300 new pairs) in service, bringing the total number of nationwide passenger train services to around 6,800 (3,400 pairs). This new improvement is one of the largest in recent years and will… Continue reading China Railways to Introduce All-New Timetables for Mid-May 2016

China Railways Holds Annual Work Conference for 2016

General Manager Sheng Guangzu of the China Railway Corporation presided over the 2016 China Railways Work Conference, held on 17 January 2016 in Beijing. Here is a summary of the meeting. Recapping 2015 Developments With a network of 19,000 km (11806 mi), China continued to be home of the largest HSR network worldwide, with over… Continue reading China Railways Holds Annual Work Conference for 2016

China Railways Sets Out 2015 Goals in Annual Meeting

China Railways recently had an annual meeting where goals for this year were finalised. This comes after an exceptionally successful 2014 where more of China’s 4×4 HSR network were realised, including extensions only approved in 2008. In 2014, 0.8 trillion yuan were put into the railways for investment. Of China’s 112,000+ km rail system, HSR… Continue reading China Railways Sets Out 2015 Goals in Annual Meeting

China Railways Smartphone App Available

Passengers using iOS or Android devices may now book online. The official China Railways “铁路 12306” (Railways 12306) app is now available. Just scan the QR code (or proceed to 12306.cn and click the link below the QR code) to choose your platform, then download the app. Make sure you double-check the app icon prior… Continue reading China Railways Smartphone App Available

Nationwide Ticket Rebookings and Refunds Available Beginning 01 September 2013

Beginning 01 September 2013, passengers may rebook or refund their train tickets at any railway station in China. 1. New Rebooking Policy Passengers may rebook their ticket at any station before departure. 2. New Refund Policy Passengers may refund their ticket at any station before departure. The refund surcharge (relative to the price of the… Continue reading Nationwide Ticket Rebookings and Refunds Available Beginning 01 September 2013

2013 National Railways Conference Held in Beijing

The Chinese Ministry of Railways has just held its 2013 annual national railways work conference. It both looked back at the past year, and outlined expectations for 2013. Looking back at 2012… 1.893 billion people travelled by train (a rise of 4.8% year on year) 3.892 billion tonnes of freight were carried (basically the same… Continue reading 2013 National Railways Conference Held in Beijing