Chinese Railway Tickets to See Unified Appearance and Slight Change

The new, 2015 redesign of the Chinese railway ticket The 2009 version of the blue ticket (mainly issued at HSR stations) The 2009 version of the pink ticket (issued at other stations) Some passengers might have seen a ticket with the extra Chinese character for station, “站”, plus somewhat more cramped text and, occasionally, an… Continue reading Chinese Railway Tickets to See Unified Appearance and Slight Change

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

Nanjing-Hangzhou HSR: Don’t Get Your Station Names Wrong, Changxing and Deqing!

HSR services will soon be commencing for several new cities and counties in Eastern China, including Changxing and Deqing in the province of Zhejiang. However, the arrival of the new fast trains also means that there’ll be changes to station names. The “old” station in Changxing has been renamed as Changxing South (长兴南站) — the… Continue reading Nanjing-Hangzhou HSR: Don’t Get Your Station Names Wrong, Changxing and Deqing!

Tianjin Metro Line 3 Ready for Chinese National Day Opening

In brief:Tianjin’s Metro Line 3 will open on 01 October 2012, in time for the Chinese National Day. Tianjin Metro logo The Tianjin city planning and construction government bodies have affirmed that the new Metro Line 3 will open on 01 October 2012, to coincide with China’s National Day. The nearly 30 km-long line is… Continue reading Tianjin Metro Line 3 Ready for Chinese National Day Opening

Breaking News: Two Killed, Two Injured by CRH Train in Shenzhen

Coming out from Sina Weibo: This just in — four unauthorized pedestrians who made their way onto a railway bridge suffered a collision with a CRH train on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway. The exact location is around the Pinghu stretch in Shenzhen, Guangdong. One of the pedestrians, a 19-year-old from western China’s Gansu province, was hit… Continue reading Breaking News: Two Killed, Two Injured by CRH Train in Shenzhen

Beijing: Xizhimen’s New Interchange Passageway Now Reality

In brief: The new interchange passageway complex at the Beijing Subway’s Xizhimen interchange has entered service. The new interchange complex just opened, bringing ultimate relief to commuters. You’ve just shaved up to five minutes off your interchange marathon. (How cool is that!…) We’ll be going through this in a bit more detail some time later… Continue reading Beijing: Xizhimen’s New Interchange Passageway Now Reality

Now Open: Guangzhou – Zhuhai Intercity Railway

That Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站) is getting busier and busier… Presently home to the Wuhan-Guangzhou (Wuguang) High Speed Railway (HSR; 武广高铁), the super-big station in southern Guangzhou today has a fair bit of new rail traffic to contend with: the Guangzhou-Zhuhai (Guangzhu) Intercity Railway (广珠城轨) is now officially reality (two days behind schedule, in… Continue reading Now Open: Guangzhou – Zhuhai Intercity Railway