Track Laying Begins on Shandong Section of Shijiazhuang-Ji’nan High Speed Railway

You might have seen the action if you were passing by on the Beijing-Shanghai HSR between Dezhou and Ji’nan: there’s another HSR line being built! This new line, the Shijiazhuang-Ji’nan HSR, is slightly slower (250 km/h / 157 mph instead of 350-380 km/h / 217-237 mph), has slightly more stations (around 2-3 more than the… Continue reading Track Laying Begins on Shandong Section of Shijiazhuang-Ji’nan High Speed Railway

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: More Peak Hour HSR Trains for Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei

This update is from People’s Railway Daily. This is the official national railway newspaper for China. Citing People’s Railway Daily, peoplerail.com has reported that the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei metropolitan area is to benefit from more frequent train services with the arrival of the new national railway timetables on 15 May 2016. While most of these new trains… Continue reading New Timetables on 15 May 2016: More Peak Hour HSR Trains for Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei

Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming HSR Expected to Open 16 June 2015

UPDATE: This line will now open on 18 June 2015 with only limited service until 01 July 2015. The title of this item has also been updated from the previous title, Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming HSR to Open on 16 June 2015. [Updated 17 June 2015] The Guizhou part of the Shanghai-Kunming HSR will be… Continue reading Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming HSR Expected to Open 16 June 2015

Extra Qingdao-Ji’nan East Trains for Late May and Early June 2015

There will be extra trains running between Qingdao and Ji’nan East (Ji’nandong) on 29 May 2015, 31 May 2015, 05 June 2015, and 07 June 2015, according to information from Ji’nan Rail. Extra Train D9465 (Ji’nan East – Qingdao) Ji’nan East (Ji’nandong): departure 19:29 Zibo: arrival 20:08, departure 20:10 Weifang: arrival 20:46, departure 20:48 Qingdao… Continue reading Extra Qingdao-Ji’nan East Trains for Late May and Early June 2015

New Zhengzhou-Ji’nan HSR Route Confirmed via Xinxiang, Puyang, and Liaocheng

This update is from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web portal for China. A new, 350 km/h (217 mph) HSR line linking Zhengzhou (郑州), capital of the province of He’nan (河南) in central China, with Ji’nan (济南), provincial capital of Shandong (山东) in eastern China, is being planned and has had its route… Continue reading New Zhengzhou-Ji’nan HSR Route Confirmed via Xinxiang, Puyang, and Liaocheng

Extra Beijing-Ji’nan HSR Trains for Early April 2014

There will be extra trains running between Beijing South and Ji’nan West on 04 April 2014 and 07 April 2014, according to information from the official 12306.cn Chinese Railway Customer Service Centre website. Extra Train G2577 (Beijing South – Ji’nan West) Beijing South: departure 20:26 Cangzhou West: arrival 21:17, departure 21:20 Dezhou East: arrival 21:46,… Continue reading Extra Beijing-Ji’nan HSR Trains for Early April 2014

Extra Ji’nan-Beijing HSR Trains on 04-09 February 2014

Extra HSR services between Ji’nan West and Beijing South will be added from 04 February 2014 through to 09 February 2014, as follows:— Extra Train G2577 (Beijing South – Ji’nan West) Beijing South: departure 20:26 Cangzhou West: arrival 21:18, departure 21:20 Dezhou East: 21:47, departure 21:49 Ji’nan West: arrival 22:13 Extra Train G2578 (Ji’nan West… Continue reading Extra Ji’nan-Beijing HSR Trains on 04-09 February 2014

New Ürümqi – Ji’nan Service Starting Early July 2013

That’s 3,134 km. About the same as going from St Petersburg, Russia, all the way to Avignon, France. Except for this time, you go through about six or seven provinces of China rather than six or seven countries. (Even if, thousands of years back before Emperor Qin Shihuang unified all of China, we were a… Continue reading New Ürümqi – Ji’nan Service Starting Early July 2013

Beijing-Shanghai HSR Timetable to Change on 12 December 2011

There’ll be a pretty big change of the timetables on the Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway to come in effect as of 12 December 2011. Up to 92 “pairs” of trains will run during peak demand travel periods (a “pair” equates to two trains, each travelling in another direction: so a “pair” would equate to a… Continue reading Beijing-Shanghai HSR Timetable to Change on 12 December 2011