Second HSR Station for Hong Kong? Macao to Get High Speed?

As of late, plans for more rail links in the Pearl River Delta, also known as the Greater Bay Area, are popping up around the Chinese rail world. Here’s a look at what is being proposed, as per part of the regional plan. Note: As with everything China, the following may be subject to change!… Continue reading Second HSR Station for Hong Kong? Macao to Get High Speed?

Shijiazhuang-Wuhan Stretch of Beijing-Hong Kong High Speed Rail Nearly Ready

The Shijiazhuang to Wuhan stretch of the Beijing-Hong Kong HSR is getting increasingly closer to completion, following reports that tracks have been laid in full on this stretch. This bit of the Beijing-Hong Kong HSR starts from Shijiazhuang and ends in Wuhan. In Wuhan it connects to the already open Wuhan-Guangzhou stretch. The southernmost Guangzhou-Hong… Continue reading Shijiazhuang-Wuhan Stretch of Beijing-Hong Kong High Speed Rail Nearly Ready

On the Rails This October Break? Don’t Forget Your Passport!

This is the first-ever weeklong holiday to hit China since the June 2011 implementation of mandatory ID for travellers on CRH high speed trains (all trains prefixed C, D, or G). For foreigners, this will mean you’ll need your passport with you when travelling on HSR trains. People from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan will… Continue reading On the Rails This October Break? Don’t Forget Your Passport!