Lijiang - Shangri-la Trains Started Running since Nov. 26, 2023
Nov. 29, 2023
Since November 26, 2023, trains have started running along the newly-built Lijiang - Shangri-la Railway. At the initial stage, there are two pairs of them in service, taking 1 hour and 18 minutes to 1 hour and 33 minutes for a single trip. The ticket fare is CNY 56/63 for a second class seat and CNY 89/100 for a first class seat. More trains will be put into service in the future.
To its east, the Kunming - Lijiang Railway has been in service for years. With the operation of Lijiang - Shangri-la Railway, passengers can nowadays travel by train all the way from Kunming to Shangri-la with the shortest travel time of only 4 hours and 30 minutes. In the past, only flights and long-distance buses are available, taking about 1 hour and 9-10 hours respectively.
Jinan - Puyang High Speed Railway Put into Test Run
Nov. 14, 2023
Recently, Jinan - Puyang High Speed Railway, the east section of Jinan - Zhengzhou High Speed Railway has been put into test run and is expected to serve passengers since early December of 2023. The west section, Puyang - Zhengzhou High Speed Railway has been put into service since June 20, 2022. With the operation of the entire Jinan - Zhengzhou High Speed Railway, it will take only about 1.5 hours to travel by high speed train between the two cities. Presently, it takes 3-4 hours with a detour in Xuzhou or Shijiazhuang.