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Train Passengers to Beijing to Go through Security Check Twice during the "Two Sessions 2017"
Published: Mar. 08, 2017
From March 1 to mid-March, all railway passengers to Beijing are required to go through the security check twice before boarding due to the opening of the "Two Sessions 2017". Their luggage, especially those containing liquid will be examined carefully. Passengers who are going to Beijing please spare more time for checking into the station. It's advised to arrive at the station at least two hours before departure.

Side Note: The "Two Sessions", namely the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), were inaugurated on March 5 and March 3 respectively in Beijing and will both end on March 15.
35.7 Million Trips by Train during 2017 Spring Festival Travel Rush
Published: Feb. 22, 2017
On February 21, 2017, the 40-day Chinese New Year Travel Rush finally came to the end. According to statistics from the authority, 35.7 million trips were made by train during this period, an increase of 10.1% over the last year. High speed railway trips amounted to 18 million, accounting for 51.4% of the whole. On February 2, over 10,966 thousand passengers were transported by railway, creating an all-time high record for daily passenger number. During this travel rush, about 320,064 thousand tickets were sold through internet, taking up 72.8% of the whole tickets, an increase of 8.6% over 2016.
Xian-Chengdu High Speed Railway to Start Operation by the End of 2017
Published: Feb. 20, 2017
Xian-Chengdu High Speed Railway is planned to operate since December 1, 2017. It's now under construction and said to go through the test run on July 1, 2017. With the opening of this high speed railway, passengers will only need 3 hours for a ride between Xian and Chengdu, and the journey between Chengdu and Beijing will be shortened to 8 hours. The second class seat price for Xian-Chengdu high speed train is about CNY 220.

18 stops are set along the railway, including Xian North, Epanggong, Huxian East, Xinchangjie, Foping, Yangxian West, Chenggu North, Hanzhong, Xinji, Ningqiang South, Guangyuan Zhongzi, Jianmenguan, Qingchuan, Jiangyou North, Mianyang, Deyang, Guanghan North, and Chengdu East.
Southeast Coastal High Speed Train Ticket Price to be Adjusted
Published: Feb. 14, 2017
The China Railway Corporation is going to adjust the ticket price for high speed trains, mainly C and D lettered types, in southeast coastal area since April 21, 2017, comprising of the Shanghai-Hangzhou Section, Hangzhou-Ningbo Section and Ningbo-Shenzhen Section. It's predicted that the price for first class seats will be increased by 65% to 70% and the second class seats price will see an increase of 25% to 30%. The ticket price doesn't change for high speed railways with a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h) between Hangzhou and Ningbo, and Shanghai and Hangzhou.
Monthly Passes for Beijing-Tianjin High Speed Train to be Adopted
Published: Feb. 08, 2017
Beijing and Tianjin are going to adopt monthly passes for the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity High Speed Railway, according to the mayor of Tianjin during a conference on February 6, 2017. This move will greatly facilitate those who commute between the two cities by reducing the transportation costs. Currently, the issuing date remains unknown.

Completed in 2008, Beijing-Tianjin Intercity High Speed Railway is the first of its kind. It allows passengers to travel between the two cities with only 40 minutes for a single trip.
2017 Spring Festival Travel Rush Hits the Peak
Published: Jan. 24, 2017
According to China Railway Corporation, the 2017 Spring Festival Travel Rush will hit its first peak on Jan. 24 and 25, 2017. It's expected 83 million passengers will be transported daily on the peak days. On Jan. 24, 245 thousand passengers will leave from Beijing West Station. 29 temporary trains have been adopted to cope with the huge flow.

In the first 11 days of 2017 Chinese New Year Travel Rush from Jan. 13 to 23, over 98 million passengers travel by train, an increase of 18.3% compared with the same period in 2016.
Shanghai - Kunming High Speed Train Tickets Put on Sale
Published: Dec. 19, 2016
As Shanghai - Kunming High Speed Railway will be fully opened on January 5, 2017, passengers can book the tickets between Shanghai and Kunming since December 26, 2016. Some sections on this railway will be put into use earlier, for example, the section between Guiyang North and Kunming South will operate since December 28, 2016.

Shanghai - Kunming High Speed Railway integrates itself into China's railway network, connecting Kunming with some major cities including Shanghai, Guiyang, Beijing, Xian, Nanjing, Xiamen, Ningbo, and Guilin.

Tickets price:

SectionFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
Kunming South-Shanghai HongqiaoCNY 1,475CNY 879
Kunming South-Guiyang NorthCNY 358CNY 212.5
Kunming South-Beijing WestCNY 1,877.5CNY 1,147.5
Kunming South-Xian NorthCNY 1,779CNY 1,086
Kunming South-Nanjing SouthCNY 1,611.5CNY 960.5
Kunming South-Xiamen NorthCNY 1,448CNY 881.5
Kunming South-NingboCNY 1,429.5CNY 849
Kunming South-Guilin NorthCNY 517CNY 345
New Policy to be Adopted for Lost Train Tickets Handling
Published: Dec. 19, 2016
Since January 2017, onboard passengers who have lost tickets before checking out at the arrival station can get a replacement for the lost ticket as long as it is not used. Information including passport, the departure date on the original ticket, and purchase station are required when handling the replacement with the conductor onboard or at the arrival station.

Currently, passengers who lose the tickets can only get the replacement 30 minutes before departure and those who lose tickets onboard cannot get the replacement. Instead, they have to buy a new ticket. With the implementation of this new policy, passengers can get a replacement before the ticket sale stops, namely five minutes before departure. Onboard passengers can also get a replacement for tickets lost on train or at the arrival station.
Train Tickets for 2017 Spring Festival Travel Rush Available Since Dec. 15, 2016
Published: Dec. 12, 2016
The 2017 Chinese New Year travel rush is coming soon! It will start from January 13 and end on February 21 of 2017, lasting for 40 days. As a new railway schedule is going to be adopted, the pre-sale period for tickets on and after Dec. 30, 2016 is shortened to 30 days at present. Therefore, tickets for the travel rush will be available only after Dec. 15, 2016. With a shorter pre-sale period, it will be harder to get a ticket for the travel rush in 2017 compared with former years. Passengers are advised to book a ticket as soon as possible if they intend to travel during the rush time.
Seat Selection Allowed When Booking Hainan Island Bullet Trains Online
Published: Dec. 02, 2016
Since December 1, 2016, China railway ticketing system has allowed passengers to select the seats when booking Hainan Island high speed trains on the official website of 12306.cn.

However, this has not been adopted to other trains, which means the system automatically allocate the tickets, and may lead to groups travel in different rows or compartments, even different carriages. To ensure our customers a pleasant journey, we always do multiple work and try our best to get our guests the adjacent tickets.
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