High Speed Train Operated between Urumqi and Korla since August 8, 2019
Aug. 08, 2019
From August 8 on, new high speed train, the green "Fuxinghao" will run between Urumqi and Korla with a speed of 160 km/h (99 mph). It is said that the green color is in memory of the traditional Chinese green trains. The bullet train will only take about 3.5 hours between Urumqi and Korla, which will save at least 2-3 hours compared with the normal speed types. The first class seat costs about CNY172 per person and the second class seat just takes CNY108.
In addition, more high speed trains will be operated from Urumqi to Yining, Kuitun, and Wusu in the following days.
High Speed Train E-Tickets Offered in Many Chinese Cities since July 27, 2019
Jul. 30, 2019
Since July 27, 2019, a lot of high speed train stations had declared that passengers buying e-tickets don't need to print paper ticket anymore. They can get through the manual channel and enter the station, showing only ID certificates used for booking. For foreign passengers, they can only use their passport to get onboard, saving a lot of time.
Until now, the e-tickets are offered in following railways and stations:
Shanghai - Nanjing high speed railway and 20 stations along the way including Nanxiang North, Kunshan South, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, and Zhenjiang;
Chengdu - Chongqing high speed railway and 13 stations such as Rongchang North, Dazu South, Yongchuan East, Shapingba, and Chongqing West;
Kunming - Dali, Kunming - Lijiang railways and some of the 11 stations are Lufeng South, Guangtong North, Chuxiong, Nanhua, Xiangyun, and Heqing.