CRH @ 10: The Introduction of “Anytime-On” Toilets

CRH @ 10 is a year-long (2016-2017) series focusing on China’s HSR developments as it celebrates 10 years of CRH express train services in 2017. Granted, nature makes a call at the most unexpected times. But the issue in China is less if you can successfully outfox your “competing fellow passenger” for entry to the… Continue reading CRH @ 10: The Introduction of “Anytime-On” Toilets

Hainan to Get New Train to Zhengzhou, He’nan

Guangdong-Hainan Rail has announced that a new train will depart Haikou Railway Station on the northern end of the island of Hainan as of 01 July 2015. Trains K457 and K458 used to end at Zhanjiang, which was still on the mainland, but beginning 01 July 2015, service will now be extended to and from… Continue reading Hainan to Get New Train to Zhengzhou, He’nan

Shanghai Rail to Offer Extra Trains Over 2015 Dragon Boat Festival Holiday

Shanghai Rail, which manages railway services for the cities and provinces of Shanghai, Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, has announced they will be running extra trains just in time for Dragon Boat Festival. These trains include the following HSR trains: Trains G103, G109, G120, G123, G124, G127, G128, G136, G144, G151, G155, G156, G159, and G160… Continue reading Shanghai Rail to Offer Extra Trains Over 2015 Dragon Boat Festival Holiday

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

Ticketing for Spring Festival Peak Travel Season Extra Trains Begin Today

Tickets for extra trains during the 2014 Spring Festival Travel Season are now available via the Internet or phonebooking. Railway tickets are available at stations, authorised ticketing agents, or on the 12306.cn website or the Railways 12306 smartphone app. Passengers must present valid ID to buy tickets and to board trains. One valid ID is… Continue reading Ticketing for Spring Festival Peak Travel Season Extra Trains Begin Today

“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

New Ürümqi – Ji’nan Service Starting Early July 2013

That’s 3,134 km. About the same as going from St Petersburg, Russia, all the way to Avignon, France. Except for this time, you go through about six or seven provinces of China rather than six or seven countries. (Even if, thousands of years back before Emperor Qin Shihuang unified all of China, we were a… Continue reading New Ürümqi – Ji’nan Service Starting Early July 2013

From Today, Lost Personal Train Tickets Will Be Replaced

In brief:Beginning, if you lose your personal train ticket in China, you can get it replaced — once. The day has come — it is now perfectly OK to lose a train ticket in China and have it replaced (as long as it’s registered in your own name). Of course, we don’t encourage deliberately throwing away… Continue reading From Today, Lost Personal Train Tickets Will Be Replaced

Tianjin Metro Line 3 Ready for Chinese National Day Opening

In brief:Tianjin’s Metro Line 3 will open on 01 October 2012, in time for the Chinese National Day. Tianjin Metro logo The Tianjin city planning and construction government bodies have affirmed that the new Metro Line 3 will open on 01 October 2012, to coincide with China’s National Day. The nearly 30 km-long line is… Continue reading Tianjin Metro Line 3 Ready for Chinese National Day Opening