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

Beijing-Shanghai HSR Timetable to be Improved Further on 10 April 2018

Less than a month after Chunyun 2018 draws to a close, there are already visible improvements readied for the Beijing-Shanghai HSR, which features the world’s fastest conventional HSR train at 350 km/h (217 mph). Here are a few of the most visible improvements to note… 1. First-ever HSR trains to Central Shanghai. There used to… Continue reading Beijing-Shanghai HSR Timetable to be Improved Further on 10 April 2018

Eastern China-Kunming in 9 Hours: Shanghai Rail Reveals New Timetable Effective 05 January 2017

Official information from Shanghai Rail reveals that the Shanghai-Kunming HSR, which is slated to open in full on 29 December 2016, as per the latest plans, will be part of the new national railway timetable effective from 05 January 2017. Here’s a look at the highlights of the new timetable, which is valid for connections… Continue reading Eastern China-Kunming in 9 Hours: Shanghai Rail Reveals New Timetable Effective 05 January 2017

Qingdao to Get New West Railway Station

The city of Qingdao will receive a fully new Qingdao West (Qingdaoxi) Railway Station. It’s “new”, because there is actually an existing Qingdao West station on the Jiaozhou-Ji’nan Railway, in Lancun, slightly due northwest, around 38 km (23¾ miles) away from Central Qingdao. The new station will be situated due southwest of the station, approximately… Continue reading Qingdao to Get New West Railway Station

Shanghai Rail Ticketing Machines: No Longer Just at Stations

Local media including Xinhua (Chinese; via peoplerail.com) report that Shanghai Rail is considering making good on a pilot programme which has seen rail ticketing machines being introduced across the city — but no longer just at rail stations. Previously, the only place where rail ticketing was available outside stations were, well, on the Internet. 39… Continue reading Shanghai Rail Ticketing Machines: No Longer Just at Stations

Xuzhou East Railway Station to See Major Expansion

This update is from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web portal for China. 2016 will mark the 5th year Xuzhou East (Xuzhoudong) Railway Station will have been in existence. However, far from being concerned about if it’s too far from Central Xuzhou, the station itself is more worried about it being overwhelmed by… Continue reading Xuzhou East Railway Station to See Major Expansion

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

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

Timetable Changes for Nanjing, Shanghai, Hangzhou HSR Trains as of 15 May 2012

In brief:HSR trains running between Nanjing, Shanghai and Hangzhou will see timetable changes beginning 15 May 2012. The Shanghai Railway Administration has announced on 08 May 2012 a series of changes to trains running between Nanjing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. A new D train (lower fares, but also lower speeds) — Train D5669 — will run between Shanghai… Continue reading Timetable Changes for Nanjing, Shanghai, Hangzhou HSR Trains as of 15 May 2012

Optimised Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity HSR Schedule Takes Effect 28 March 2012

In brief:Minor changes to train schedules on the Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity HSR will take effect as of 28 March 2012. The recent timetable adjustments on the Shanghai–Nanjing High Speed Railway did not, in actual fact, go down too well with locals alongside the rail corridor. Complaints were particularly strong in Kunshan, which did not benefit a… Continue reading Optimised Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity HSR Schedule Takes Effect 28 March 2012