New Rail Schedule for 01 July 2015 Brings New Connections to Beijing

On 01 July 2015, there will be very visible changes to the national railway timetable. Beijing is on the receiving end of many new and improved railway services, according to Beijing Rail. New HSR trains will launch from Beijing to Mt Huangshan and Guiyang, amongst other destinations, and regular rail services will also see speedbumps.… Continue reading New Rail Schedule for 01 July 2015 Brings New Connections to Beijing

Shenyang-Dandong HSR Test Runs Begin

Test runs on the Shenyang-Dandong High Speed Railway have gotten underway as of 01 June 2015. The 205.7 km (127.8 mi) new railway line runs from Shenyang South (Shenyangnan) Railway Station to Dandong. North Korea borders the Chinese city of Dandong; the two are separated by the Yalu River. Intermediate stations on this line include… Continue reading Shenyang-Dandong HSR Test Runs Begin

Beijing-Shenyang HSR Works Underway with Start of Tunnel Building in Liaoning

The long-anticipated Beijing-Shenyang High Speed Railway is now being built and should be reality within 5 years, according to reports from China Railway Corporation and the Xinhua News Agency. On 06 March 2014, works on the Sanlingshan Tunnel in Liaoning, 8.888 km (around 5 1/2 miles) in length, got underway. At present, HSR trains from… Continue reading Beijing-Shenyang HSR Works Underway with Start of Tunnel Building in Liaoning

Christmas Eve 2013: Longer Metro service hours

It’s Christmas Eve again — as a result, some metro operators in China are extending service hours. Guangzhou: The Guangzhou Metro is extending services across the whole network by 1 hour. Nanjing: Last trains on all Nanjing Metro lines depart at 02:00 (25 Dec). Note: Ticket machines will be out of service after midnight. Use… Continue reading Christmas Eve 2013: Longer Metro service hours

Harbin-Dalian High Speed Railway to Enter Service on 01 December 2012

China’s first HSR line to run through freezing climates in the Great Northeast will be opened on 01 December 2012. The line runs for 921 km and goes through Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang provinces. This will be China’s very first HSR line in such freezing conditions — and at the same time, it will also… Continue reading Harbin-Dalian High Speed Railway to Enter Service on 01 December 2012

Harbin-Dalian HSR Ready to Rock in July 2012

And it rocks exactly a year after the Beijing-Shanghai HSR took off. The Harbin-Dalian (Hada) HSR (哈大高速铁路) will be ready to ferry riders from Heilongjiang’s capital, Harbin, down to Dalian in Liaoning, in under 4 hours’ time as of July 2012. (The original line was scheduled for a 1 October 2011; however, Sheng Guangzu, the… Continue reading Harbin-Dalian HSR Ready to Rock in July 2012