China's New Train Schedule Carried Out since Dec. 30, 2019
Dec. 31, 2019
The new schedule of China's trains has been implemented since December 30, 2019. More than 263 pairs of trains will be added after the schedule adjustment and the total number of the trains reaches 4,816 pairs, laying the groundwork for the coming Spring Festival Travel Rush. In addition to the newly opened railways like Beijing - Zhangjiakou, Zhangjiakou - Datong, Zhangjiakou - Hohhot, Shangqiu - Hefei, Zhengzhou - Fuyang, additional 9 series of bullet trains are added on the railways including Beijing - Nanchang, Hangzhou-Qingdao, and Nanchang - Jinggangshan.
Also, a lot of train schedules of the cities like Beijing, Tianjin, Harbin, Shenyang, Jinan, Qingdao, Hangzhou, and Guangzhou are adjusted and travelers should pay more attention to the timetable before boarding the train.
Beijing - Zhangjiakou High Speed Train Has Operated since Dec.30 2019
Dec. 31, 2019
On December 30, 2019, the high speed railway between Beijing and Zhangjiakou formally opened. It starts from Beijing North railway station and Qinghe, passing by 10 stations along the way including Changping, Badaling Great Wall, and Xuanhua North. The total distance is 174 km (108 mi) and the highest design speed is 350 km/h (217 mph). Now, it only takes 47 minutes to travel between Beijing Qinghe Station and Zhangjiakou in Hebei Province.
What's more, the Badaling Badaling Great Wall Railway Station, also the deepest high speed railway station in the world (102 meter (335ft)) opened along with the railway, is
only about 2 minutes' walk to the famous Badaling Great Wall. That makes it possible for tourists to arrive at Badaling Great Wall from Beijing within 35 minutes.
Train Tickets for 2020 Spring Festival Travel Rush will be on Sale since Dec. 12, 2019
Dec. 10, 2019
The 2020 Spring Festival Travel rush will start from January 10 to February 18, 2020 and last for 40 days. As train tickets for the Spring Festival travel rush will be on sale at most one month in advance, thus most of the train tickets can be booked since December 12, 2020.
The Spring Festival travel rush can be the busiest period around Chinese New Year and all the public transportation face severe challenges, especially the trains. The train tickets will be in great demand as all the Chinese families want to reunite for the most important festival and holiday. Travelers are recommended to book tickets as early as possible if you have any travel plan during this period.