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

China Railways Announces New Timetables to Take Effect on 10 April 2019

The Chinese railways have announced a substantial change to their timetables, to take effect on 10 April 2019. It is likely there will be further fine-tuning to come in the summer, in advance of an anticipated speedbump on the southern half of the Beijing-Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong HSR. Here are the major improvements as per the national… Continue reading China Railways Announces New Timetables to Take Effect on 10 April 2019

Chongqing-Wanzhou Railway Opens; Train Services Begin

The new Chongqing-Wanzhou HSR has opened, adding a new HSR link heading due northeast in the Chengdu-Chongqing area. Train times for the new lines are as follows: Short-Term Train Times (valid as of 28 November 2016) Chengdu East (Chengdudong) to Wanzhou North (Wanzhoubei)): Train G8701 / G8704: dp 08:23 Chengdu East, ar 12:02 Wanzhou North… Continue reading Chongqing-Wanzhou Railway Opens; Train Services Begin

Track Laying Begins on Sichuan Part of Xi’an-Chengdu High Speed Railway

This post incorporates content from the People’s Railway Daily. This is the official national railway newspaper for China. The Sichuan part of the Xi’an-Chengdu HSR is now well on its way to being reality, with track-laying begun on this stretch. With works beginning in March 2013 and scheduled to last for 4 years and 9… Continue reading Track Laying Begins on Sichuan Part of Xi’an-Chengdu High Speed Railway

Trains to / from Chengdu and Chongqing Hit by Inclement Weather

We are sorry inform travellers on the go that due to inclement weather due to heavy rains, the following service on the Chongqing-Lichuan Railway are seeing delays, reroutes, cancellations, or are getting cut back in service. According to information from Chongqing Railway Station, these affect the following services on 17 June 2015: CANCELLATIONS Train D368… Continue reading Trains to / from Chengdu and Chongqing Hit by Inclement Weather

New, Extra, Extended Services Between SW Central and Southern China as of 01 July 2015

Guangzhou Rail and People’s Railway Web report that new, extra, and extended services will run between southwestern central China to southern China. The first new service will run between Chongqing North (Chongqingbei) and Shenzhen North (Shenzhenbei), where passengers can transfer onto Metro Line 4 for the Futian Checkpoint to Hong Kong. The second new service… Continue reading New, Extra, Extended Services Between SW Central and Southern China as of 01 July 2015

Chengdu-Guangzhou HSR Train G314 On the Rails as of 20 May 2015

Having savoured much of the super-spicy hotpots of southwestern central China, the more intrepid of us might wish to continue the tastebud challenge by hopping onboard the new Train G314 to Guangzhou. According to Chengdu Rail, this very service will be reality as of 20 May 2015, and will leave Chengdu East (Chengdudong) just after… Continue reading Chengdu-Guangzhou HSR Train G314 On the Rails as of 20 May 2015