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

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

CRH High Speed Trains Enter Kunming, Bringing Full Nationwide HSR Service

In China’s 17 mainland railway bureaus and companies, the CRH trainset, originally imported, but now almost all fully home-conceived, home-built and home-made, has had a presence. The opening in late 2014 of the Lanzhou-Ürümqi HSR meant that even the Qinghai-Tibet Railway Corporation had its own CRH trainsets to own. Southwestern China’s province of Kunming remained… Continue reading CRH High Speed Trains Enter Kunming, Bringing Full Nationwide HSR Service

CRH @ 10: The Introduction of “Anytime-On” Toilets

CRH @ 10 is a year-long (2016-2017) series focusing on China’s HSR developments as it celebrates 10 years of CRH express train services in 2017. Granted, nature makes a call at the most unexpected times. But the issue in China is less if you can successfully outfox your “competing fellow passenger” for entry to the… Continue reading CRH @ 10: The Introduction of “Anytime-On” Toilets

CRH @ 10: As CRH Celebrates its 9th Birthday, We Head Straight for its 10th

CRH @ 10 is a year-long (2016-2017) series focusing on China’s HSR developments as it celebrates 10 years of CRH express train services in 2017. China now has the world’s largest high speed railway network, with two thirds of the world’s HSR tracks firmly in Chinese territory. But it all really got started nine years… Continue reading CRH @ 10: As CRH Celebrates its 9th Birthday, We Head Straight for its 10th

CRH6 Intercity Electric Multiple Unit Train Set Enters Service in Southern China

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web portal for China. It’s got a “running band” that’s orange, not blue, but it’s still a CRH train: the new CRH6 trainset, an electric multiple unit train made specifically for lower-speed local intercity train services, took to the rails on 30 March… Continue reading CRH6 Intercity Electric Multiple Unit Train Set Enters Service in Southern China

Hohhot Rail: Running CRH Train Services for One Year

08 January 2016 will mark one full year of accelerated CRH train services at Hohhot Rail, which mainly serves Inner Mongolia. Train repair crew are getting ready just before the big day just ensure that trains are working perfectly. Mostly in their 20s, they don’t have all the time in the world: all work has… Continue reading Hohhot Rail: Running CRH Train Services for One Year

New Shenzhen North – Chongqing North HSR Train to Run Starting 31 July 2015

With all issues solved, Guangzhou Rail has announced that they will operate Train G1312, a new high speed service carrying passengers from Shenzhen North (Shenzhenbei) Railway Station through to Chongqing North (Chongqingbei) Railway Station. The train will run for 11 hours 52 minutes, which appears to be long, yet is 20 hours faster than an… Continue reading New Shenzhen North – Chongqing North HSR Train to Run Starting 31 July 2015

A Closer Look at China’s New 350 km/h (217 mph) “China Standard” Train Sets

The photos in this article come to you with the gracious permission of Luo Chunxiao, aka @铁路小亨 on Weibo. Please do not copy or otherwise reproduce them unless you have express permission. Thank you. There’s no word when these trains will be on the tracks yet (allow around a year at least, as they need… Continue reading A Closer Look at China’s New 350 km/h (217 mph) “China Standard” Train Sets

350 km/h (217 mph) China Standard HSR Trains Unveiled

CRRC Corporation Ltd has rolled out its 350 km/h (217 mph) China Standard HSR trainsets today, 30 June 2015, which coincidentally also marks the 4th anniversary of the Beijing-Shanghai HSR entering into service. The new trainsets are real Chinese HSR trains — unlike their earlier brethren, in particular early-stage CRH2 and CRH3 trains, they are fully… Continue reading 350 km/h (217 mph) China Standard HSR Trains Unveiled