Beijing - Ulanqab High Speed Train Put into Use since July 24
Jul. 29, 2020
The high speed train between Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia and Beijing has been operated since July 24. Ulanqab is the closest city in Inner Mongolia to Beijing, with a distance of 240 km (149 mi). The train runs along five train stations, including Xinghe North, Zhangjiakou, and Changping. And the travel time between the two cities has been shortened to 2 hours from the original 8 hours. At present, if traveling between Ulanqab and Beijing, the second-class ticket costs CNY130-149 and it takes CNY208-239 for a first-class train ticket according to different departure times and stations.
Yinchuan-Xian High Speed Way is Expected to Open in the End of 2020
Jul. 22, 2020
The 618 km (384 mi) long Yinchuan-Xi'an high speed railway will be jointly tested in August and September, go through a safety assessment in October, launch a test run in November, and finally open in December. The railway connecting Yinchuan and Xi'an has 18 stations in total, respectively 6 in Ningxia, Gansu, and Shaanxi provinces, including Xi'an North, Liquan South, Binzhou, Qingyang, Wuzhong, Hedong Airport, and Yinchuan. The design top speed is 250km/h (155 mph) but the acceleration conditions for 350 km/h (217 mph) have been reserved. Once the railway opens, the travel time will be shortened from the present 14 hours to about 3 hours, offering great convenience to travelers who want to visit western China.