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

Tracks Being Laid for Wuhan-Jiujiang High Speed Railway

This update incorporates content from People’s Railway Daily. This is the official national railway newspaper for China. Tracks are being laid in the province of Hubei, in central China, on the new, 198 km (123¾ mi)-long Wuhan-Jiujiang HSR, which is expected to open by late 2016. The new line, which runs through parts of the… Continue reading Tracks Being Laid for Wuhan-Jiujiang High Speed Railway

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

New Timetables on 15 May 2016: Beijing-Shanghai HSR to Get Double Direct Train Services

Right now, the fastest trains on the Beijing-Shanghai HSR are those that have train numbers in are in the single digits — trains G1 to G4 are probably the fastest trains on Planet Earth, with just one intermediate stop in Nanjing (South Station / Nanjingnan). The new timetables, due to be in effect on 15 May… Continue reading New Timetables on 15 May 2016: Beijing-Shanghai HSR to Get Double Direct Train Services

Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed Railway Opens 28 June 2015, Ticketing Begins 08:00 on 27 June 2015

In brief:The Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed Railway will open to the general public on 28 June 2015, with ticketing to start as of 08:00 China time on 27 June 2015. The new high speed line from Hefei, Anhui to Fuzhou, Fujian, will open to the public on 28 June 2015, with ticketing for those new trains… Continue reading Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed Railway Opens 28 June 2015, Ticketing Begins 08:00 on 27 June 2015

Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzhou HSR Approved for Construction; Ready by 2019

A new HSR line linking Shangqiu, He’nan, with the two provincial capitals of Anhui and Zhejiang, has, according to domestic media, been approved by the Chinese government’s National Development and Reform Commission. This 798 km (nearly 500 mi) HSR route runs from Shangqiu, He’nan, via Hefei, Anhui, through to Hangzhou, Zhejiang, and has been approved… Continue reading Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzhou HSR Approved for Construction; Ready by 2019

Beijing-Binhai Intercity Railway to be Built Soon

The cities of Beijing and Tianjin are already linked today by two high speed lines: the 2008 Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway (going into the city centre, and soon to be extended to the Binhai New Area), and the Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway (which has stations at Tianjin West and South). There are now plans for a… Continue reading Beijing-Binhai Intercity Railway to be Built Soon

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

Timetable Changes for Nanjing, Shanghai, Hangzhou HSR Trains as of 15 May 2012

In brief:HSR trains running between Nanjing, Shanghai and Hangzhou will see timetable changes beginning 15 May 2012. The Shanghai Railway Administration has announced on 08 May 2012 a series of changes to trains running between Nanjing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. A new D train (lower fares, but also lower speeds) — Train D5669 — will run between Shanghai… Continue reading Timetable Changes for Nanjing, Shanghai, Hangzhou HSR Trains as of 15 May 2012

CRH380BL Trains Now Back in the Black

The CRH380BL trains are now officially back in the black. After resuming services on 16 November 2011 from Beijing South to Qingdao and back, these trains have started running on “main line” Beijing-Shanghai HSR routes and will re-enter full service shortly. The CRH380AL trains will then go in briefly for planned maintenance and will return… Continue reading CRH380BL Trains Now Back in the Black