Tracks Being Laid for Wuhan-Jiujiang High Speed Railway

This update incorporates content from People’s Railway Daily. This is the official national railway newspaper for China. Tracks are being laid in the province of Hubei, in central China, on the new, 198 km (123¾ mi)-long Wuhan-Jiujiang HSR, which is expected to open by late 2016. The new line, which runs through parts of the… Continue reading Tracks Being Laid for Wuhan-Jiujiang High Speed Railway

Chengdu-Guangzhou HSR Train G314 On the Rails as of 20 May 2015

Having savoured much of the super-spicy hotpots of southwestern central China, the more intrepid of us might wish to continue the tastebud challenge by hopping onboard the new Train G314 to Guangzhou. According to Chengdu Rail, this very service will be reality as of 20 May 2015, and will leave Chengdu East (Chengdudong) just after… Continue reading Chengdu-Guangzhou HSR Train G314 On the Rails as of 20 May 2015

Liuzhou Welcomes Direct HSR Connection to Beijing

Liuzhou Railway Station in southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region welcomed today, for the first time, CRH high speed services leaving Guangxi to Beijing. Train G530, amongst others, have been extended to serve Liuzhou (extensions to Nanning are expected within the year). Most long-distance services, including the one to Beijing West, are operated by CRH380A… Continue reading Liuzhou Welcomes Direct HSR Connection to Beijing

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

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

Wuhan–Shenzhen North Direct HSR Train Ticket Prices Finalised

In brief:Prices for direct trains from Wuhan to Shenzhen North have been finalised. Finalised ticket prices for G high speed trains from Wuhan to Shenzhen North have been finalised. For the trip lasting 4–5 hours (due to slightly longer halts at midway stations and temporary speed limits around parts of the line where a new… Continue reading Wuhan–Shenzhen North Direct HSR Train Ticket Prices Finalised

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

Shijiazhuang-Wuhan Stretch of Beijing-Hong Kong High Speed Rail Nearly Ready

The Shijiazhuang to Wuhan stretch of the Beijing-Hong Kong HSR is getting increasingly closer to completion, following reports that tracks have been laid in full on this stretch. This bit of the Beijing-Hong Kong HSR starts from Shijiazhuang and ends in Wuhan. In Wuhan it connects to the already open Wuhan-Guangzhou stretch. The southernmost Guangzhou-Hong… Continue reading Shijiazhuang-Wuhan Stretch of Beijing-Hong Kong High Speed Rail Nearly Ready