Beijing Section of Beijing - Xiong'an Intercity Railway Expected to Open in Sep. 2019
Apr. 22, 2019
The intercity railway between Beijing and Xiong'an started to lay track from April and the Beijing section is expected to open in September. This railway stretches around 92.4 km (57.4 mi) and consists of Beijing and Hebei sections. It connects five stations including Huangcun, New Airport, Gu'an East, Bazhou North and Xiong'an.
The design speed of Beijing section from Beijing to the New Airport (Beijing Daxing International Airport) is 250 km/h (155 mph) and the speed from New Airport to Xiong'an is 350km/h (217 mph). Once the Beijing section opened, it takes only 20 minutes from Beijing West Station to the Daxing International Airport.
6 Pairs of Bullet Trains Run between Kunming and Lijiang since Apr. 10, 2019
Apr. 11, 2019
In order to provide better service for tourists, there are more 3 pairs of high speed trains operated between Kunming and Lijiang after new train schedules implemented. Thus all of the 6 bullet trains can cover all the time periods and offer more options to travelers. The high speed trains opened in January, 2019 are very popular and become the first choice for people who travel between the two cities.
In addition, the K9686/ K9688 normal speed types featuring ethnic minority culture elements are also recommended.