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

New Shenzhen North – Chongqing North HSR Train to Run Starting 31 July 2015

With all issues solved, Guangzhou Rail has announced that they will operate Train G1312, a new high speed service carrying passengers from Shenzhen North (Shenzhenbei) Railway Station through to Chongqing North (Chongqingbei) Railway Station. The train will run for 11 hours 52 minutes, which appears to be long, yet is 20 hours faster than an… Continue reading New Shenzhen North – Chongqing North HSR Train to Run Starting 31 July 2015

Beijing Rail to Operate New Trains from Central Beijing to Yanjiao

Yanjiao (燕郊), a city in Hebei (河北) right next to Beijing, is now getting a new an express train connection. The service, which lasts for approximately half an hour, will run three times daily (twice to Beijing and once to Yanjiao). This solves a long-standing question of how Yanjiao residents will travel to Beijing. The… Continue reading Beijing Rail to Operate New Trains from Central Beijing to Yanjiao

Tickets Now Available for Inner Mongolia’s First CRH Express Trains

CRH express trains are coming to Inner Mongolia and will serve the Jining–Baotou line starting from 08 January 2015. Hohhot Rail has recently announced that these new services will serve travellers in Hohhot, Baotou, and Ulanqab. Tickets for these trains are available beginning today. This makes Hohhot Rail China’s second-to-last rail bureau territory to run… Continue reading Tickets Now Available for Inner Mongolia’s First CRH Express Trains

Regular Rail Platforms at Harbin West Railway Station Now Open

Regular rail services have now begun at Harbin West (Harbinxi) Railway Station, although for the moment, this is limited to exit-only services. Passengers can leave the train here, although it will still be some time before they may board trains here. Four trains will now call at Harbin West beginning today (09 October 2014). These… Continue reading Regular Rail Platforms at Harbin West Railway Station Now Open

Liuzhou Welcomes Direct HSR Connection to Beijing

Liuzhou Railway Station in southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region welcomed today, for the first time, CRH high speed services leaving Guangxi to Beijing. Train G530, amongst others, have been extended to serve Liuzhou (extensions to Nanning are expected within the year). Most long-distance services, including the one to Beijing West, are operated by CRH380A… Continue reading Liuzhou Welcomes Direct HSR Connection to Beijing