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Quick Guide on China Train
Two methods: book with online agency indefinitely in advance (at least 20 days prior to departure); purchase at a railway Station with your original passport 18 days in advance.
Two ways: have the tickets delivered to a hotel you reserved in China; pick up by yourself at a railway station with your original passport and order number.
D and G types are recommended for a journey less than 8 hours; otherwise, take soft sleeper on other types.
First or second class? - First class seats are spacious and offer larger legroom, but of course are more expensive than second class seats.
Tickets can be refunded or changed both before and after the issuing of paper tickets. While a lost ticket can only be refunded after the train journey.
44 pounds (20 kg) per person, with the total length of each item cannot exceed 160 cm (63 inches).
Is the toilet on board squatted or seated? Do they broadcast in English? Can I deposit my luggage at the station?
  What's On
High-Speed Railway between Nanchang and Changsha to Open on September 16th, 2014
The high-speed railway between Nanchang and Changsha will be officially put into use on September 16th, 2014, which is a section of Shanghai-Kunming High-Speed Railway. As of the time, China Railway Bureau will newly operate 11 pairs of G trains and 2 pairs of D trains on it and its connecting railways, which will greatly shorten the journey time. The newly operated G trains include 4 pairs between Changsha and Nanchang, 2 pairs between Guangzhou and Nanchang, 2 pairs between Shenzhen and Nanchang, 2 pairs between Beijing and Nanchang, and 1 pair between Xian and Nanchang. The D trains include 1 pair between Changsha and Fuzhou, and 1 pair between Changsha and Xiamen. Tickets of these new routes have been available since 10:00, September 7th.

Trains from Lhasa to Shigatse to Open on August 16, 2014
The railway between Lhasa and Shigatse is put into use on Friday, August 15, and the first train will leave from Lhasa at 9 am on the next morning. The 157 miles (253 km) long extension line of Qinghai-Tibet Railway starts from Lhasa, traveling through the picturesque Yarlung Tsangpo River Valley, and finally reaches Shigatse. The train between the two cities runs at a highest speed of 75m/h (120km/h), and shortens the 7-hour bus ride to 3 hours by rail. K9821 leaves Lhasa at 09:00 and arrives in Shigatse at 11:59; for the return trip, K9822 leaves Shigatse at 17:30 and arrives in Lhasa at 20:27.
Tickets for this new route have been put on sale since 09:00, August 15. A hard seat ticket for the 3-hour ride costs CNY 40.5, and a hard sleeper costs CNY111.5, 116.5, and 119.5 for the lower, middle and upper berths, respectively. Soft sleeper is also available and the prices are CNY169.5 for upper berth and CNY175.5 for lower berth.
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