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

Now Open: Zhengzhou-Jiaozuo Railway

The Zhengzhou-Jiaozuo Railway has just opened to the travelling public on 26 June 2015. Passengers can now head out from Zhengzhou, capital of the province of He’nan, to Jiaozuo, in 40 minutes, instead of the former 2 hours, to Jiaozuo, which is not far from the well-known Mount Yuntai. This railway heads northwest out of… Continue reading Now Open: Zhengzhou-Jiaozuo Railway

01 July 2015 New Schedules: New Trains from Zhengzhou Station

Chinese railways will operate under a new and vastly improved schedule as of 01 July 2015. If you will be travelling via Zhengzhou Railway Station (郑州站), here are the new and improved train services from this station…

Hainan to Get New Train to Zhengzhou, He’nan

Guangdong-Hainan Rail has announced that a new train will depart Haikou Railway Station on the northern end of the island of Hainan as of 01 July 2015. Trains K457 and K458 used to end at Zhanjiang, which was still on the mainland, but beginning 01 July 2015, service will now be extended to and from… Continue reading Hainan to Get New Train to Zhengzhou, He’nan

Planned Zhengzhou-Wanzhou HSR Upgraded to 350 km/h

The current rail administration under Sheng Guangzu has not initially been kind to Chinese HSR. Prices were cut by 5% after speeds went down by 15%, which really was a price hike in disguise, and the country gave up on its 350 km/h (218 mph) services in August 2011, in the wake of the Wenzhou… Continue reading Planned Zhengzhou-Wanzhou HSR Upgraded to 350 km/h

New Zhengzhou-Ji’nan HSR Route Confirmed via Xinxiang, Puyang, and Liaocheng

This update is from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web portal for China. A new, 350 km/h (217 mph) HSR line linking Zhengzhou (郑州), capital of the province of He’nan (河南) in central China, with Ji’nan (济南), provincial capital of Shandong (山东) in eastern China, is being planned and has had its route… Continue reading New Zhengzhou-Ji’nan HSR Route Confirmed via Xinxiang, Puyang, and Liaocheng

New Ticket Vending & Pickup Machines Available Throughout Central Zhengzhou

To cut queues for the upcoming May Break, Zhengzhou Railway Station has installed 22 new ticket vending and pickup machines in central Zhengzhou. These machines can both sell tickets and pickup pre-booked ones. They are, however, mostly for the use of Chinese ID card holders (excluding temporary ID cards and older generation ones). So if… Continue reading New Ticket Vending & Pickup Machines Available Throughout Central Zhengzhou

Beijing-Guangzhou High Speed Railway Opens Beijing-Zhengzhou Section

All 2,298 kilometres of the Beijing-Guangzhou High Speed Railway has opened up on 26 December 2012. This means it is now possible to travel by HSR on the world’s longest HSR line — from Beijing West to Shenzhen North. The Zhengzhou-Wuhan part already opened in late September 2012, with the part from Wuhan-Guangzhou opened already… Continue reading Beijing-Guangzhou High Speed Railway Opens Beijing-Zhengzhou Section