More Trains to Open as Summer Travel Rush Coming
Jul. 03, 2019
The summer travel rush starts from July 1 to August 31, 2019 and it is estimated that there will be more than 720 million train passengers during 62 days. More tourists will flow to the popular cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Chongqing. Nevertheless, more trains will also be put into use during the period.
The high speed train between Shenyang and Chongqing is among them. Travelers can take bullet train from Shenyang North direct to Chongqing West. At present, there are only 2 pairs of normal speed trains and the durations are about 40-42 hours. The high speed train will cut about 23 hours' travel time and it will only take about 16 hours between the two cities by then.
Lanzhou - Dunhuang Bullet Train to Operate since July 10, 2019
Jun. 26, 2019
The construction of Dunhuang railway has come to an end and the bullet train will be operated from July 10, 2019 on. The speed of the railway is improved to 160km/h (99 mph) from the original 120 km/h (75 mph). It is a great news for visitors who want to travel to Dunhuang from Lanzhou, Jiayuguan and Jiuquan. Once the railway opened, the travel time between Lanzhou and Dunhuang will be cut from 13 hours to about 8 hours. Ticket price is CNY523 for the first class seat and CNY327 for the second class seat. Between Jiayuguan and Dunhuang, the travel time will be decreased to about 2.5 hours and it costs from CNY109 to 174 per person.