Shanghai Rail to See New Trains with 01 July 2015 New Timetable

Shanghai Rail, which serves the municipality of Shanghai, as well as the neighbouring provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, are announcing 40 new trains for the new timetable to take effect on 01 July 2015. These include new long-distance services from Shanghai to Zhengzhou and Ürümqi South (Ürümqinan / Wulumuqinan), Shanghai South (Shanghainan) to Jiujiang,… Continue reading Shanghai Rail to See New Trains with 01 July 2015 New Timetable

Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzhou HSR Approved for Construction; Ready by 2019

A new HSR line linking Shangqiu, He’nan, with the two provincial capitals of Anhui and Zhejiang, has, according to domestic media, been approved by the Chinese government’s National Development and Reform Commission. This 798 km (nearly 500 mi) HSR route runs from Shangqiu, He’nan, via Hefei, Anhui, through to Hangzhou, Zhejiang, and has been approved… Continue reading Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzhou HSR Approved for Construction; Ready by 2019

Shanghai Rail to Offer Extra Trains Over 2015 Dragon Boat Festival Holiday

Shanghai Rail, which manages railway services for the cities and provinces of Shanghai, Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, has announced they will be running extra trains just in time for Dragon Boat Festival. These trains include the following HSR trains: Trains G103, G109, G120, G123, G124, G127, G128, G136, G144, G151, G155, G156, G159, and G160… Continue reading Shanghai Rail to Offer Extra Trains Over 2015 Dragon Boat Festival Holiday

Weather Update: Typhoon to Impact Provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian

A typhoon is expected to impact Zhejiang and Fujian provinces. This may affect your journey. The meteorological authorities forecasts Typhoon Fitow to reach the East China Sea on 05 October 2013, and to make landfall in the provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian on 06 – 07 October 2013, bringing strong winds up to or in… Continue reading Weather Update: Typhoon to Impact Provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian

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!