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

Station Name Change: Shangyu North (Shangyubei) To Become Shaoxing East (Shaoxingdong) As Of 01 December 2016

Shangyu North (Shangyubei) Railway Station (上虞北站) will be known as Shaoxing East (Shaoxingdong) station (绍兴东站) with effect from 01 December 2016. This change has been formally authorised by China Railway Corporation. This station is just to the north of the district of Shangyu, which is in eastern Shaoxing. Tickets for this station will now only… Continue reading Station Name Change: Shangyu North (Shangyubei) To Become Shaoxing East (Shaoxingdong) As Of 01 December 2016

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

Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzhou HSR Approved for Construction; Ready by 2019

A new HSR line linking Shangqiu, He’nan, with the two provincial capitals of Anhui and Zhejiang, has, according to domestic media, been approved by the Chinese government’s National Development and Reform Commission. This 798 km (nearly 500 mi) HSR route runs from Shangqiu, He’nan, via Hefei, Anhui, through to Hangzhou, Zhejiang, and has been approved… Continue reading Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzhou HSR Approved for Construction; Ready by 2019

Jinwen Rail to Add Regular Rail Service to Shanghai South Starting 01 July 2015

A new railway schedule, slated to enter into operation on 01 July 2015, will also mean there will be a new service between Wenzhou and Shanghai South. This will be Train K5802 and will be a partially overnight service, according to Jinwen (Jinhua-Wenzhou) Railway. It runs both ways — to Shanghai in the evening, and… Continue reading Jinwen Rail to Add Regular Rail Service to Shanghai South Starting 01 July 2015

Weather Update: Typhoon to Impact Provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian

A typhoon is expected to impact Zhejiang and Fujian provinces. This may affect your journey. The meteorological authorities forecasts Typhoon Fitow to reach the East China Sea on 05 October 2013, and to make landfall in the provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian on 06 – 07 October 2013, bringing strong winds up to or in… Continue reading Weather Update: Typhoon to Impact Provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian

Nanjing-Hangzhou HSR: Don’t Get Your Station Names Wrong, Changxing and Deqing!

HSR services will soon be commencing for several new cities and counties in Eastern China, including Changxing and Deqing in the province of Zhejiang. However, the arrival of the new fast trains also means that there’ll be changes to station names. The “old” station in Changxing has been renamed as Changxing South (长兴南站) — the… Continue reading Nanjing-Hangzhou HSR: Don’t Get Your Station Names Wrong, Changxing and Deqing!

Hangzhou Metro Line 1 Opens to Traffic

Hangzhou’s first metro line has just opened to traffic. Ticketing began and stations opened at 14:30 on 24 November 2012. The 48 km long line comprises of 31 stations. The main line has 25 stations, whilst the spur to Linping is made up of 6 individual stations. This line crosses the Qiantang River between Linjiang… Continue reading Hangzhou Metro Line 1 Opens to Traffic

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