China to Open Nearly 5,000 km of HSR Lines in 2019

At least 4,447 km. We’ve done the number crunching and this is how the figures look. So let’s hope you’ve a visa or residence permit valid for quite a while, because those new lines will connect you to many key destinations across China. (Why not an exact figure? The expansion of the Pearl River Delta/Greater… Continue reading China to Open Nearly 5,000 km of HSR Lines in 2019

Up to 34 New Railway Lines to Enter Operation Before End of 2016

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web news and information portal for China. As if the recent opening of the Zhengzhou-Xuzhou HSR and the Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway weren’t big news already, there are upwards of 34 new railway lines which will also enter the national rail network by the… Continue reading Up to 34 New Railway Lines to Enter Operation Before End of 2016

Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway to Open on 18 June 2015

There has been a slight (two-day) delay in preparing the new Guiyang (East) part of the Shanghai-Kunming HSR, but it will still be opening in mid-June 2015 as planned. Official rail media are now confirming the opening for Thursday, 18 June 2015. The new part to be opened will be the six-station segment from Xinhuang… Continue reading Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway to Open on 18 June 2015

Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming HSR Expected to Open 16 June 2015

UPDATE: This line will now open on 18 June 2015 with only limited service until 01 July 2015. The title of this item has also been updated from the previous title, Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming HSR to Open on 16 June 2015. [Updated 17 June 2015] The Guizhou part of the Shanghai-Kunming HSR will be… Continue reading Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming HSR Expected to Open 16 June 2015

Xuzhou to See New Rail Connections with New Timetable Starting 01 July 2015

The city of Xuzhou, in northern Jiangsu, eastern China, is about to see a huge improvement in railway services as of 01 July 2015. With the planned opening of the new Hefei-Fuzhou HSR by that time, there will be all-new high speed services to Fuzhou, Xiamen North (Xiamenbei) and Nanchang West (Nanchangxi). Also planned is… Continue reading Xuzhou to See New Rail Connections with New Timetable Starting 01 July 2015