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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
China and Russia will Build the World Longest High-speed Railway to Connect Beijing and Moscow
The two countries are planning a 7,000-km (4,350 miles) long high-speed railway between Beijing and Moscow, which may reduce the travel time from the present six days to less than two days after its completion. The project would cost $230 billion and may need at least five years to construct.

This huge new link would definitely be a great boost on China and Russia's passenger and cargo transport, and thus bringing a faster development to the regional economy.

China Regular Trains to Be Repainted into Green
Starting from the end of this year, China's regular trains will be repainted into green, including Z, T, K, and numbered trains, excluding C, D and G ones. Those operated by Beijing, Shanghai, and Zhengzhou Railway Bureaus are the first to be repainted. The Z and T types are now mostly in blue and white while the K and numbered ones are in red and white.

The coaches will be repainted into olive green, different from the former poorly equipped dark green ones. They are air-conditioned with much better facilities. Their roofs will be in grey; the belts in light yellow with different patterns telling the types.

By December 31st, 2014, T65/66, Z9/Z10, T31/32, T109/110, 1461/1462 running on Beijing-Shanghai Railway will be the first to "wear new clothes".
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