Harbin-Hamburg Freight Train Enters Service

The first direct freight service from Harbin, capital of northeastern China’s province of Heilongjiang, departed Xiangfang Railway Station in Harbin at 10:00 local time on 13 June 2015, according to local media reports. This service left for Hamburg in Germany. The entire trip will take cover 9,820 km (6,138 miles) and will run from Manzhouli… Continue reading Harbin-Hamburg Freight Train Enters Service

Harbin-Qiqihar HSR to Open in August 2015

The all-new Harbin-Qiqihar HSR will open to the general public in August 2015, according to reports from Harbin Rail. Tests on the new line are already underway. The 281 km (176 mi) long line is ready for speeds up to 250 km/h (155 mph) and will be composed of eight stations, as follows: Harbin North… Continue reading Harbin-Qiqihar HSR to Open in August 2015

Express Ticket Pickup & Entrance Passages Now Available at Harbin Railway Station

The official Harbin Railways daily newspaper has reported that Harbin Railway Station now has express passages for passengers arriving late. Passengers arriving between 08:00 and 20:00 who must get onboard urgently may use this fast-track passage. Further information from Harbin Railway Station explains who is eligible for this service: The passenger must have booked online;… Continue reading Express Ticket Pickup & Entrance Passages Now Available at Harbin Railway Station

Regular Rail Platforms at Harbin West Railway Station Now Open

Regular rail services have now begun at Harbin West (Harbinxi) Railway Station, although for the moment, this is limited to exit-only services. Passengers can leave the train here, although it will still be some time before they may board trains here. Four trains will now call at Harbin West beginning today (09 October 2014). These… Continue reading Regular Rail Platforms at Harbin West Railway Station Now Open

Harbin Railway Station to See Some Schedule Changes

Schedules for Harbin Railway Station will be changed from 23 September 2013 through to 28 September 2013, due to railway line works in the nearby Shenyang Rail management territory. The following trains will not run: Cancelled on 23 September 2013: Trains K704, Z2, Z16, 1490 Cancelled on 24 September 2013: Trains K40, K534, K548, K704,… Continue reading Harbin Railway Station to See Some Schedule Changes

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