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

Taiyuan-Xi’an HSR Ready By Mid-2014

News coming in from the official 7 o’clock news here in China: Rail tracks are being laid on the Taiyuan-Xi’an HSR, which is a part of the larger Datong-Xi’an HSR. The entire Taiyuan-Xi’an HSR opens by June 2014, whilst the northern extension to Datong opens in late 2014. The entire Datong-Xi’an HSR is 859 km… Continue reading Taiyuan-Xi’an HSR Ready By Mid-2014

Works Will Delay Trains to Yuanping on 08-11 May 2012

In brief:Due to works at Yuanping Railway Station, Train K601 will be delayed for around 2½ hours. Due to work at Yuanping Railway Station, Train K601 (Beijing–Taiyuan) will be delayed upon arrival at Yuanping, Xinzhou, and Taiyuan stations. Normal service will continue for this train at Baijian, Lingqiu, and Wutaishan stations, where delays are not… Continue reading Works Will Delay Trains to Yuanping on 08-11 May 2012