Chengdu - Xining High Speed Train Operated since Oct. 15, 2019
Oct. 16, 2019
At 11:56 on October 15, the high speed train CR200J departed from Chengdu East Station to Xining, which is the first bullet train operated between Chengdu and Xining. The green train runs with a speed of 160 km/h (99 mph), passing the stations including Suining, Langzhong, Guangyuan, Longnan, Hadapu, Lanzhou, Pinganyi. The travel time of the fastest D766/D768 train is only about 10 hours, which decreased a lot from the original 15 hours. At present, the ticket fare of the first class seat is CNY455 and the second class seat costs CNY285.
New Train Schedule Implemented since Oct. 11, 2019
Oct. 12, 2019
From October 11, 2019 on, Chinese trains will run a new schedule. Some routes have been adjusted and passengers should pay attention to the change for a smoother trip. About 22 trains in Guangxi are optimized and the bullet trains between Shenzhen North and Guilin North add additional carriages. The starting stations of G698/G696, originally between Taiyuan South and Changsha South, now extend to Guiyang North.
41 pairs of trains are opened for the first time. For example:
Nanjing - Nantong Qidong 7 pair
Xiamen - Meizhou, 2 pair, travel time cut from 5.5 to 2 hours
Also, the travel time between Jinan and Rizhao cut to 3 hours. Qingdao to Yantai and Weihai increased to 5 pairs of trains and the travel times are within 2 hours.