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

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

Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Trains: Now Reality from Qingdao

The first intercity express rail line in eastern China’s province of Shandong opened in full on 16 November 2016, and the new connection from Qingdao to the rest of the Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway cuts travel time from Qingdao to Yantai from 4 hours and 30 minutes down to as short as 1 hour 15 minutes,… Continue reading Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Trains: Now Reality from Qingdao

Huangtudian Railway Station Opens to Passenger Rail Traffic

Huangtudian Railway Station (黄土店站) has opened to passenger rail traffic, and will now be the Beijing terminus for all Suburban Line S2 trains until late 2019. The station is a short walk away from Exit G4 at Huoying Subway Station. Passengers who were used to going to Beijing North (Beijingbei) station at Xizhimen will now… Continue reading Huangtudian Railway Station Opens to Passenger Rail Traffic

Test Runs on Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Intercity Railway Now Underway

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web news and information portal for China. The new intercity railway linking Changsha, capital of central southern China’s province of Hu’nan (Mao’s home province), is nearing full completion, with test runs underway since 14 October 2016. What’s particularly special about this line is… Continue reading Test Runs on Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Intercity Railway Now Underway

Lu Dongfu New Chinese Railway Chief

Mr Lu Dongfu has replaced Mr Sheng Guangzu as the first-in-charge of China Railways, according to widespread reports on Chinese state-run news media, although China Railways Corporation has not yet confirmed this. Updates: 21 October 2016: This update in Chinese on China Railways officially confirms the transfer of power took place. The transfer of power… Continue reading Lu Dongfu New Chinese Railway Chief

Some Trains Serving Taian Railway Station (Shandong) Not Stopping at Station 10 Oct 2016 – 20 Mar 2017

Due to roadworks involving the exit of Tai’an Railway Station (泰安站) in Shandong, as well as also involving the Western Outer Ring Road by the station, Track 5 of Platform 1 at this station will be affected. As a result, the following 10 train services will not be stopping at Tai’an station from 00:30 on… Continue reading Some Trains Serving Taian Railway Station (Shandong) Not Stopping at Station 10 Oct 2016 – 20 Mar 2017

Beijing South Railway Station Opens Express Entrances at Arrivals Hall

One of the beauties of the Beijing South (Beijingnan) Railway Station is that it was built for the future — future-proofed both in terms of dimensions, the direct subway link (two lines!), and a handful of express entrances. And indeed, all of these seven express entrances have been opened recently, being of particular help to… Continue reading Beijing South Railway Station Opens Express Entrances at Arrivals Hall

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

Track Laying Begins on Inner Mongolia’s First HSR Line

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web news and information portal for China. Track-laying work has begun on the Zhangjiakou-Hohhot HSR, and on 12 September 2016, the first rails were laid in the Ulanqab-Zhangjiakou section. The 286.8 km (179¼ mi) long new line will link Hohhot, capital of northern… Continue reading Track Laying Begins on Inner Mongolia’s First HSR Line