China to Open Nearly 5,000 km of HSR Lines in 2019

At least 4,447 km. We’ve done the number crunching and this is how the figures look. So let’s hope you’ve a visa or residence permit valid for quite a while, because those new lines will connect you to many key destinations across China. (Why not an exact figure? The expansion of the Pearl River Delta/Greater… Continue reading China to Open Nearly 5,000 km of HSR Lines in 2019

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?

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

Up to 34 New Railway Lines to Enter Operation Before End of 2016

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web news and information portal for China. As if the recent opening of the Zhengzhou-Xuzhou HSR and the Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway weren’t big news already, there are upwards of 34 new railway lines which will also enter the national rail network by the… Continue reading Up to 34 New Railway Lines to Enter Operation Before End of 2016

Track Laying Begins on Sichuan Part of Xi’an-Chengdu High Speed Railway

This post incorporates content from the People’s Railway Daily. This is the official national railway newspaper for China. The Sichuan part of the Xi’an-Chengdu HSR is now well on its way to being reality, with track-laying begun on this stretch. With works beginning in March 2013 and scheduled to last for 4 years and 9… Continue reading Track Laying Begins on Sichuan Part of Xi’an-Chengdu High Speed Railway

Track Laying Begins on Inner Mongolia’s First HSR Line

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web news and information portal for China. Track-laying work has begun on the Zhangjiakou-Hohhot HSR, and on 12 September 2016, the first rails were laid in the Ulanqab-Zhangjiakou section. The 286.8 km (179¼ mi) long new line will link Hohhot, capital of northern… Continue reading Track Laying Begins on Inner Mongolia’s First HSR Line

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: Ji’nan Rail to Offer Late Night HSR Trains

This update is from People’s Railway Daily. This is the official national railway newspaper for China. Ji’nan Rail, which operates trains mostly in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, will introduce improve train services on the Beijing-Shanghai HSR, Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway, and the Qingdao-Ji’nan Passenger Railway. Ji’nan Rail will operate a total of 671 trains… Continue reading New Timetables on 15 May 2016: Ji’nan Rail to Offer Late Night HSR Trains

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