Chinese High Speed Train Ticket Fare will be Adjusted in Dec. 2019
Nov. 08, 2019
Tickets fare of more than 400 pairs of high speed trains in the southeast coastal area of China will be adjusted, according to China Railway Shanghai Group. From December 1, 2019 on, the ticket fares of some trains will be increased as some others will be cut a little. For example, the original prices of G59 from Ningbo to Taizhou are: Second Class Seat CNY 53, First Class Seat CNY 85, and Business Class Seat CNY 160. After the adjustment, they will be respectively CNY 50, 81, and 152. As for the D3145 from Shanghai Hongqiao to Xiamen North, the tickets fares will be increased a lot, from CNY621 of First Class Seat and 338 of Second Class Seat to CNY 657 and 411.
Besides that, the ticket price of the second class seat on bullet train from Baoji South to Lanzhou West will be cut from CNY 123 to 96. But generally the ticket prices of popular train routes will be raised. Travelers who want to take these popular routes are recommended to book tickets before December.
Rizhao - Qufu High Speed Railway will Open in Late Nov. 2019
Nov. 01, 2019
The Rizhao - Qufu section of the southern Shandong high speed railway will open in late November 2019. The railway is 237.6 km (147.6 mi) long with a design speed of 350 km/h (217 mph), starting from Rizhao West to Qufu East. There are 8 stations along the way including Lijizhai, Linyi North, Feixian North, Mengshan and Sishui South.
After it opened, the railway will connect to Beijing - Shanghai, Jinan - Qingdao, Qingdao - Yancheng railways. The travel time between Qingdao and Linyi will be shortened to about 1 hour from 3.5 hours. It is also possible to control the travel time between Jinan and Rizhao within 2 hours.