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

01 July 2015 New Schedules: New Trains from Zhengzhou Station

Chinese railways will operate under a new and vastly improved schedule as of 01 July 2015. If you will be travelling via Zhengzhou Railway Station (郑州站), here are the new and improved train services from this station…

New, Extra, Extended Services Between SW Central and Southern China as of 01 July 2015

Guangzhou Rail and People’s Railway Web report that new, extra, and extended services will run between southwestern central China to southern China. The first new service will run between Chongqing North (Chongqingbei) and Shenzhen North (Shenzhenbei), where passengers can transfer onto Metro Line 4 for the Futian Checkpoint to Hong Kong. The second new service… Continue reading New, Extra, Extended Services Between SW Central and Southern China as of 01 July 2015

Extra Night HSR Sleepers to Southern China for Summer 2015

Demand for the “high-speed hotel on wheels” continues to be high, which is why Beijing Rail is adding extra trains to run the overnight service between Beijing West (Beijingxi) and Guangzhou South (Guangzhounan). The extra southbound train from Beijing will run as Train D925. This train leaves Beijing West at 19:35, bound for Guangzhou South… Continue reading Extra Night HSR Sleepers to Southern China for Summer 2015

Beijing to Add New HSR Trains to Zhengzhou, Guangzhou, and Beyond

Beijing Rail will operate extra trains from Beijing to Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hefei, and Zhengzhou over the following days: THURSDAY, 21 MAY 2015 Train G4901 (Beijing West / Beijingxi – Zhengzhou East / Zhengzhoudong)Beijing West / Beijingxi dp 06:13Zhengzhou East / Zhengzhoudong ar 09:47 SATURDAY, 23 MAY 2015 Train G4905 (Beijing South / Beijingnan – HefeiBeijing… Continue reading Beijing to Add New HSR Trains to Zhengzhou, Guangzhou, and Beyond

Chengdu-Guangzhou HSR Train G314 On the Rails as of 20 May 2015

Having savoured much of the super-spicy hotpots of southwestern central China, the more intrepid of us might wish to continue the tastebud challenge by hopping onboard the new Train G314 to Guangzhou. According to Chengdu Rail, this very service will be reality as of 20 May 2015, and will leave Chengdu East (Chengdudong) just after… Continue reading Chengdu-Guangzhou HSR Train G314 On the Rails as of 20 May 2015

Guangzhou-Shenzhen CRH Trains via Dongguan Now C Trains

Guangzhou-Shenzhen CRH trains running via Dongguan, Changping, and Zhangmutou are now C train. C trains designate high speed intercity services, and although these trains are still running below 200 km/h (125 mph), they have underwent a bit of a speedbump — trains are now running between Guangzhou East (Guangzhoudong) and Shenzhen stations with a 7… Continue reading Guangzhou-Shenzhen CRH Trains via Dongguan Now C Trains

“Night HSR” Trains Enter Operation

“Night HSR” or HSR sleeper trains will enter operation beginning today, 01 January 2015. These include services on the following routes: Beijing West (Beijingxi) – Guangzhou South (Guangzhounan) / Shenzhen North (Shenzhenbei) Shanghai Hongqiao – Guangzhou South (Guangzhounan) / Shenzhen North (Shenzhenbei) Most trains will leave one city around 20:00, although some will leave 30–40… Continue reading “Night HSR” Trains Enter Operation

New HSR Services Link Lanzhou with Ürümqi, and Guangzhou with Nanning and Guiyang

China Railways has officially opened new services from Lanzhou to Ürümqi, and from Guangzhou to Guizhou and Nanning. The part from Lanzhou to Baoji, all in central western China, will open by around 2017, and around the same time, the extension to Xuzhou on the eastern seafront will also open. By then, trains will be… Continue reading New HSR Services Link Lanzhou with Ürümqi, and Guangzhou with Nanning and Guiyang

Christmas Eve 2013: Longer Metro service hours

It’s Christmas Eve again — as a result, some metro operators in China are extending service hours. Guangzhou: The Guangzhou Metro is extending services across the whole network by 1 hour. Nanjing: Last trains on all Nanjing Metro lines depart at 02:00 (25 Dec). Note: Ticket machines will be out of service after midnight. Use… Continue reading Christmas Eve 2013: Longer Metro service hours