Anshun-Liupanshui High Speed Railway Put into Use since July 8, 2020
Jul. 8, 2020
The newly opened high speed railway between Anshun and Liupanshui formally opens since July 8. The shortest travel time between the two cities is cut down to 50 minutes while it only takes 1 hour 9 minutes from Anshun to Guiyang. As the third inter-city rail in Guizhou Province, southwest China, the whole railway is 125 km (78 mi) long with a design speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). There are 8 railway stations along the way, namely Anshun West, Huangtong North, Liuzhi South, Changqing, Lengba, Liupanshui East, Shuicheng, Liupanshui.
During the beginning period of operation, there will be 10 pairs of trains departing from Liupanshui to large cities, including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Chongqing, which also means Liupanshui will be fully connected to the Chinese national high speed railway network.
Hangzhou South Station Formally Opened since July 1, 2020
Jul. 1st, 2020
Hangzhou South Station, once called Xiaoshan Station, will be put into use since 10 am. July 1 after seven years' rebuilding. In the early operation period, there will be 63 pairs of trains running including 24 pairs of high speed trains and 39 pairs of normal speed ones. The bullet trains mainly depart to stations like Shanghai Hongqiao, Fuzhou, Xiamen North, Changsha South, Guiyang North, Wenzhou South, Huangshan North, Zhengzhou East, Xi'an North, Xuzhou East, and Huai'an East.
There are 2 ticket offices in the station, separately with 6 counters at the east entrance and 7 counters at the west entrance. Pay attention to that the west entrance will open for 24 hours while the east one only open during 6:00-22:00. The Metro Line 5 departing to the south station will also be operated between 5:56-0:17, which can cover most of the train schedules.
Passengers should pay attention to identify your train station before departing as there are 3 train stations in Hangzhou. Also, wearing a mask, presenting the Health QR Code, getting a temperature checked are must when entering the station.