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

Construction Begins on Shaanxi Section of Yichuan-Xi’an HSR

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web news and information portal for China. Works has begun on the Yinchuan-Xi’an HSR, according to the national rail operator, China Railways. This follows works beginning on an earlier part as early as December 2015. The new, 618 km (386¼ mi) line, will… Continue reading Construction Begins on Shaanxi Section of Yichuan-Xi’an HSR

Beijing and Zhangjiakou to Host 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games; Transit Networks Set to Benefit Big Time

On 31 July 2015, Beijing and Zhangjiakou (Kalgan) brought the 2022 Winter Olympics back to China. These two cities are set to see a huge amount of benefits over the next six-and-a-half months until the Games arrive in China for the second time (first for the Winter Olympics). Confidently confirmed (as in: works are just… Continue reading Beijing and Zhangjiakou to Host 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games; Transit Networks Set to Benefit Big Time

Planned Zhengzhou-Wanzhou HSR Upgraded to 350 km/h

The current rail administration under Sheng Guangzu has not initially been kind to Chinese HSR. Prices were cut by 5% after speeds went down by 15%, which really was a price hike in disguise, and the country gave up on its 350 km/h (218 mph) services in August 2011, in the wake of the Wenzhou… Continue reading Planned Zhengzhou-Wanzhou HSR Upgraded to 350 km/h

Xuzhou to See New Rail Connections with New Timetable Starting 01 July 2015

The city of Xuzhou, in northern Jiangsu, eastern China, is about to see a huge improvement in railway services as of 01 July 2015. With the planned opening of the new Hefei-Fuzhou HSR by that time, there will be all-new high speed services to Fuzhou, Xiamen North (Xiamenbei) and Nanchang West (Nanchangxi). Also planned is… Continue reading Xuzhou to See New Rail Connections with New Timetable Starting 01 July 2015

Beijing Subway Line 14 Now Open from Xiju to Zhangguozhuang

Just today, the part of Subway Line 14 between Xiju and Zhangguozhang stations opened. This part isn’t exactly in central Beijing; you had to ride Line 10 out to Xiju, in western urban Beijing, to get on the new line. And why so far, might you ask? That’s because this very part of Line 14… Continue reading Beijing Subway Line 14 Now Open from Xiju to Zhangguozhuang

What To Expect From China Railways in 2011

You may have blinked: in early January 2011 the Chinese Nationwide Railway Conference was held where the railway boss, Liu Zhijun, mixed both the interesting (what’s to be expected this year for China’s railway system) with the boring (all that political propaganda). If you were watching the feed via Chinese Central TV, you got fed… Continue reading What To Expect From China Railways in 2011