Track Laying Begins on Sichuan Part of Xi’an-Chengdu High Speed Railway

This post incorporates content from the People’s Railway Daily. This is the official national railway newspaper for China. The Sichuan part of the Xi’an-Chengdu HSR is now well on its way to being reality, with track-laying begun on this stretch. With works beginning in March 2013 and scheduled to last for 4 years and 9… Continue reading Track Laying Begins on Sichuan Part of Xi’an-Chengdu High Speed Railway

Construction Begins on Shaanxi Section of Yichuan-Xi’an HSR

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web news and information portal for China. Works has begun on the Yinchuan-Xi’an HSR, according to the national rail operator, China Railways. This follows works beginning on an earlier part as early as December 2015. The new, 618 km (386¼ mi) line, will… Continue reading Construction Begins on Shaanxi Section of Yichuan-Xi’an HSR

Xi’an North Railway Station: Adding a Library to the Waiting Room…

This post incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web news and information portal for China. How would you like to pass your time reading books (instead of watching trains go by)? If you’ll be travelling from Xi’an North (Xi’anbei) Railway Station, this could very much be a new option! Xi’an North’s… Continue reading Xi’an North Railway Station: Adding a Library to the Waiting Room…

Xi’an Metro to Run More Trains Over 2015 Dragon Boat Festival

Due to heavy demand around the Dragon Boat Festival holiday, the Xi’an Metro is likely to be busy, according to that city’s metro operator. To meet demand, there will be more trains running during this peak travel period. Starting from around 13:00 on Friday, 19 June 2015, more trains will already be running on Xi’an… Continue reading Xi’an Metro to Run More Trains Over 2015 Dragon Boat Festival

Taiyuan-Xi’an HSR Ready By Mid-2014

News coming in from the official 7 o’clock news here in China: Rail tracks are being laid on the Taiyuan-Xi’an HSR, which is a part of the larger Datong-Xi’an HSR. The entire Taiyuan-Xi’an HSR opens by June 2014, whilst the northern extension to Datong opens in late 2014. The entire Datong-Xi’an HSR is 859 km… Continue reading Taiyuan-Xi’an HSR Ready By Mid-2014

Xi’an Continues to Be a Popular Rail Getaway

The Dragon Boat (Duanwu) Festival three-day break turned out to be a good time to travel, and in China’s ancient capital where it all began — Xi’an (西安) — over 820,000 took to the rails, according to information from Xi’an Rail (in Chinese). The main station, Xi’an Railway Station, saw over 127,000 passenger movements in… Continue reading Xi’an Continues to Be a Popular Rail Getaway