Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Trains: Now Reality from Qingdao

The first intercity express rail line in eastern China’s province of Shandong opened in full on 16 November 2016, and the new connection from Qingdao to the rest of the Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway cuts travel time from Qingdao to Yantai from 4 hours and 30 minutes down to as short as 1 hour 15 minutes,… Continue reading Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Trains: Now Reality from Qingdao

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

Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway to Open on 18 June 2015

There has been a slight (two-day) delay in preparing the new Guiyang (East) part of the Shanghai-Kunming HSR, but it will still be opening in mid-June 2015 as planned. Official rail media are now confirming the opening for Thursday, 18 June 2015. The new part to be opened will be the six-station segment from Xinhuang… Continue reading Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway to Open on 18 June 2015

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

Wuhan-Huangshi and Wuhan-Huanggang Intercity Railways Enter Service

The Wuhan-Huangshi and Wuhan-Huanggang Intercity Railways entered service today, 18 June 2014. These make Wuhan the first city to have three intercity railways, with the first one — the Wuhan-Xianning Intercity Railway — already in operation. The two railways share the first three stations — Huashan South (花山南 / Huashannan), Zuoling (左岭) and Gedian South… Continue reading Wuhan-Huangshi and Wuhan-Huanggang Intercity Railways Enter Service

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