New Timetables on 15 May 2016: More Regional Rail Trains Across China

This update is from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web portal for China. China Railway Corporation has announced over 200 new regular rail trains (100 pairs) across all of the nation as the national rail operator switches over to a new timetable starting 15 May 2016. The new timetable is one of the… Continue reading New Timetables on 15 May 2016: More Regional Rail Trains Across China

CRH6 Intercity Electric Multiple Unit Train Set Enters Service in Southern China

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web portal for China. It’s got a “running band” that’s orange, not blue, but it’s still a CRH train: the new CRH6 trainset, an electric multiple unit train made specifically for lower-speed local intercity train services, took to the rails on 30 March… Continue reading CRH6 Intercity Electric Multiple Unit Train Set Enters Service in Southern China

New Shenzhen North – Chongqing North HSR Train to Run Starting 31 July 2015

With all issues solved, Guangzhou Rail has announced that they will operate Train G1312, a new high speed service carrying passengers from Shenzhen North (Shenzhenbei) Railway Station through to Chongqing North (Chongqingbei) Railway Station. The train will run for 11 hours 52 minutes, which appears to be long, yet is 20 hours faster than an… Continue reading New Shenzhen North – Chongqing North HSR Train to Run Starting 31 July 2015

New, Extra, Extended Services Between SW Central and Southern China as of 01 July 2015

Guangzhou Rail and People’s Railway Web report that new, extra, and extended services will run between southwestern central China to southern China. The first new service will run between Chongqing North (Chongqingbei) and Shenzhen North (Shenzhenbei), where passengers can transfer onto Metro Line 4 for the Futian Checkpoint to Hong Kong. The second new service… Continue reading New, Extra, Extended Services Between SW Central and Southern China as of 01 July 2015

Extra Night HSR Sleepers to Southern China for Summer 2015

Demand for the “high-speed hotel on wheels” continues to be high, which is why Beijing Rail is adding extra trains to run the overnight service between Beijing West (Beijingxi) and Guangzhou South (Guangzhounan). The extra southbound train from Beijing will run as Train D925. This train leaves Beijing West at 19:35, bound for Guangzhou South… Continue reading Extra Night HSR Sleepers to Southern China for Summer 2015

Guangzhou-Shenzhen CRH Trains via Dongguan Now C Trains

Guangzhou-Shenzhen CRH trains running via Dongguan, Changping, and Zhangmutou are now C train. C trains designate high speed intercity services, and although these trains are still running below 200 km/h (125 mph), they have underwent a bit of a speedbump — trains are now running between Guangzhou East (Guangzhoudong) and Shenzhen stations with a 7… Continue reading Guangzhou-Shenzhen CRH Trains via Dongguan Now C Trains

“Night HSR” Trains Enter Operation

“Night HSR” or HSR sleeper trains will enter operation beginning today, 01 January 2015. These include services on the following routes: Beijing West (Beijingxi) – Guangzhou South (Guangzhounan) / Shenzhen North (Shenzhenbei) Shanghai Hongqiao – Guangzhou South (Guangzhounan) / Shenzhen North (Shenzhenbei) Most trains will leave one city around 20:00, although some will leave 30–40… Continue reading “Night HSR” Trains Enter Operation

Direct HSR Trains to Link Wuhan and Shenzhen Next Month

In brief:Direct high speed trains will link Wuhan with Shenzhen as of 01 April 2012. At present, passengers going from Shenzhen North to Changsha South, Wuhan, or other destinations on the Wuhan-Guangzhou stretch of the Beijing-Hong Kong HSR are required to change trains at the Guangzhou South Railway Station. However, with effect from 01 April… Continue reading Direct HSR Trains to Link Wuhan and Shenzhen Next Month

Guangzhou South-Shenzhen North Part of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong HSR Opens

China’s high speed railway system took a battering after the horrid crash in Wenzhou this past summer, and many lines fell victim to a spate of downgrading and delays, but this has not meant China has given up on HSR. Despite opening 50 km/h slower than originally planned, the high speed connection was still made… Continue reading Guangzhou South-Shenzhen North Part of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong HSR Opens

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