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The 2015 Chinese Spring Festival rush will be from Feb. 4 to Mar. 15, during which there will be a great demand for train tickets. Tourists should better book your tickets as early as possible, or avoid traveling during this period.
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Quick Guide on China Train
Two methods: book with online agency indefinitely in advance (at least 60 days prior to departure); purchase at a railway Station with your original passport 58 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?
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Yinchuan - Beijing Z Train Put into Service
Train Z275, named "The Silk Road Station - Ningxia" has started running from Yinchuan, the capital city of Ningxia to Beijing since January 26th, 2015. This is the first theme train to exhibit history, customs, attraction sites, and achievements, etc of Ningxia onboard. The route is served by the brand new 25T train, equipped with 2 soft sleeper carriages, 11 hard sleeper carriages, 4 hard seat carriages, and 1 dining carriage. Currently, it departs from Yinchuan Railway Station at 20:53 and arrives at Beijing West Railway Station at 08:32 the second day. Ticket fare is CNY409.5 for soft sleepers, CNY261.5 for hard sleepers, and CNY152.5 for hard seats. The vice versa Z276 will also be put into service soon.

Temporary Trains to Run during 2015 Spring Festival Rush
According to the announcement of China Railway Corporation on January 15th, 2015, 341 pairs of long-distance trains, over 170 pairs of short-distance ones, and 49 pairs of overnight long-distance bullet ones will be operated temporarily during 2015 China Spring Festival Travel Rush (February 4th – March 15th, 2015). Their tickets are available since January 16th; and their pre-sale time period is 20 days ahead of departure online and through phone, and 18 days ahead at railway stations and ticket offices. See more

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