Works on New Ji’nan-Qingdao HSR To Start in Earnest Soon

The new, faster (350 km/h / 217 mph) connection from Ji’nan to Qingdao will soon get built in earnest, following reports from local and railway media and regional authorities. The new line will be ready by 2018, and will not only cut travel time from Ji’nan to Qingdao to just around an hour (instead of… Continue reading Works on New Ji’nan-Qingdao HSR To Start in Earnest Soon

Hefei-Fuzhou HSR Opens; More Trains Coming 01 July 2015

The Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed Railway opened on Sunday, 28 June 2015, to huge crowds, even though full services to destinations outside of the new line will commence only on 01 July 2015. This line was originally “under threat” to be downgraded to a 250 km/h (156 mph) line, but fortunately, it ended up a full,… Continue reading Hefei-Fuzhou HSR Opens; More Trains Coming 01 July 2015

Now Open: Zhengzhou-Jiaozuo Railway

The Zhengzhou-Jiaozuo Railway has just opened to the travelling public on 26 June 2015. Passengers can now head out from Zhengzhou, capital of the province of He’nan, to Jiaozuo, in 40 minutes, instead of the former 2 hours, to Jiaozuo, which is not far from the well-known Mount Yuntai. This railway heads northwest out of… Continue reading Now Open: Zhengzhou-Jiaozuo Railway

New Express Intercity Link Between Beijing and Bazhou to be Built By 2019

An all-new express intercity HSR link is to be built between Beijing and Bazhou, northern Hebei. The new 93 km (58 mi) route will also form part of the future Beijing-Kowloon HSR, and will connect Beijing West (Beijingxi) Railway Station via the new airport being built in the southern Beijing with Bazhou. The People’s Railway… Continue reading New Express Intercity Link Between Beijing and Bazhou to be Built By 2019

Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed Railway Opens 28 June 2015, Ticketing Begins 08:00 on 27 June 2015

In brief:The Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed Railway will open to the general public on 28 June 2015, with ticketing to start as of 08:00 China time on 27 June 2015. The new high speed line from Hefei, Anhui to Fuzhou, Fujian, will open to the public on 28 June 2015, with ticketing for those new trains… Continue reading Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed Railway Opens 28 June 2015, Ticketing Begins 08:00 on 27 June 2015

Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway to Open on 18 June 2015

There has been a slight (two-day) delay in preparing the new Guiyang (East) part of the Shanghai-Kunming HSR, but it will still be opening in mid-June 2015 as planned. Official rail media are now confirming the opening for Thursday, 18 June 2015. The new part to be opened will be the six-station segment from Xinhuang… Continue reading Guizhou Part of Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway to Open on 18 June 2015

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

Zhengzhou-Xuzhou HSR: Tracks to be Laid in September 2015

The crucial high speed link between Zhengzhou, capital of central China’s province of He’nan, and Xuzhou, a major inland city in Jiangsu province not far from the eastern Chinese coast, will be reality in 2016. The Zhengzhou Daily reports that tracks will now be laid on the new HSR line (which in fact is already… Continue reading Zhengzhou-Xuzhou HSR: Tracks to be Laid in September 2015

Harbin-Dalian High Speed Railway to Enter Service on 01 December 2012

China’s first HSR line to run through freezing climates in the Great Northeast will be opened on 01 December 2012. The line runs for 921 km and goes through Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang provinces. This will be China’s very first HSR line in such freezing conditions — and at the same time, it will also… Continue reading Harbin-Dalian High Speed Railway to Enter Service on 01 December 2012

Hefei-Bengbu High Speed Railway Opens to Traffic

The Hefei-Bengbu High Speed Railway has just opened today (16 October 2012). This line was delayed from December 2011 through to today. Local media reports that journeys by train will now take only 4 hours, instead of the previous 9.5 hours. The line is 130 km long and has five stations open to passengers. These… Continue reading Hefei-Bengbu High Speed Railway Opens to Traffic