Tianjin Readies More Works Plans for Metro Lines 7 and 11

That map of Tianjin’s metro lines is becoming busier with every year: we now have Lines 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 9 opened to the public already. You’ll want to add two more lines to this, as the city by the Bohai Sea is finalising routes for Lines 7 and 11. As lines go… Continue reading Tianjin Readies More Works Plans for Metro Lines 7 and 11

New Timetables on 15 May 2016: More Peak Hour HSR Trains for Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei

This update is from People’s Railway Daily. This is the official national railway newspaper for China. Citing People’s Railway Daily, peoplerail.com has reported that the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei metropolitan area is to benefit from more frequent train services with the arrival of the new national railway timetables on 15 May 2016. While most of these new trains… Continue reading New Timetables on 15 May 2016: More Peak Hour HSR Trains for Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei

Wuqing Railway Station To See Expansion

Currently the only midway station on the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway, Wuqing station is in the process of being expanded, according to North China Web (link in Simplified Chinese). The station, currently 2,176 square metres in dimensions, will be doubled to 4,473 square metres. Exiting passengers will use a new part of the station, so to… Continue reading Wuqing Railway Station To See Expansion

Beijing Rail to Add Four New Beijing-Tianjin Intercity HSR Trains During 2015 Dragon Boat Festival

On 19 June 2015, HSR stations in Beijing and Tianjin are expected to be very busy. To let more passengers be on the move between the two megacities, four extra intercity trains are scheduled for that day. Please note that these are G trains (which are usually train codes used for long-distance HSR trains) instead… Continue reading Beijing Rail to Add Four New Beijing-Tianjin Intercity HSR Trains During 2015 Dragon Boat Festival

Beijing-Binhai Intercity Railway to be Built Soon

The cities of Beijing and Tianjin are already linked today by two high speed lines: the 2008 Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway (going into the city centre, and soon to be extended to the Binhai New Area), and the Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway (which has stations at Tianjin West and South). There are now plans for a… Continue reading Beijing-Binhai Intercity Railway to be Built Soon

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

Tianjin Metro Line 2 Opens Up in Full

It was quite a wait — which took over a year — but finally, Tianjin’s Line 2 has been opened up in full. The opening on 28 August 2013 meant travellers can now go direct from the Airport Economic Area station (the temporary terminus of Line 2 in the east) straight to Caozhuang (in the… Continue reading Tianjin Metro Line 2 Opens Up in Full

“Full Interchange” for Travellers on Trains G1234 and G1235

Beginning 01 July 2014, if you will be travelling on Trains G1234 or G1235, which is in fact one service from Changchun to Shanghai Hongqiao, please be prepared for a “full interchange” at Tianjin West Railway Station. All passengers from Changchun who are heading to destinations beyond Tianjin West in the direction of Shanghai Hongqiao… Continue reading “Full Interchange” for Travellers on Trains G1234 and G1235

Tianjin Metro Line 2 Enters Operation — Initially as Two Split Sections

What a rather “interesting” way to bring a new line into the network — Tianjin’s Metro Line 2 entered into operation on 1 July 2012 as two separate parts of the same line! Still, there is a reason for this rather awkward opening: there was damage by Jianguo Road (Jianguodao), where there was a Line 2… Continue reading Tianjin Metro Line 2 Enters Operation — Initially as Two Split Sections

Tianjin Metro Finalizes Networked Fares

In brief:The Tianjin Metro has finalized new fares to enter effect on 01 July 2012. The Tianjin Metro will either be cheaper or more expensive (or most likely remain much the same) on and after 01 July 2012. Just to get ready for the full networked system, which will be reality later this year, the… Continue reading Tianjin Metro Finalizes Networked Fares