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High Speed Trains Will Run to Dunhuang since September 20, 2018
Published: Sep. 19, 2018
According to the latest press conference, high speed trains will start to run to Dunhuang from September 20, 2018 on. The planning starting cities include Lanzhou, Jiuquan, and Jiayuguan. The open of these bullet trains will bring great conveniences to passengers traveling to Dunhuang.

RouteTrainsDurationTicket Fare for Second Class Seat
Lanzhou – DunhuangD4081/4, D4083/28 hoursCNY 324
Jiuquan – DunhuangD9087/64 hoursCNY 115.5
Jiayuguan – DunhuangD9081/4, D9083/23 hoursCNY 109
Trains Start to Run on September 17, 2018 after Typhoon Mangkhut
Published: Sep. 19, 2018
On September 17, most trains that were stopped temporarily before the coming of Typhoon Mangkhut start to run again, including the trains from Guangzhou to Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Zhuhai and all the normal speed trains to/from Guangzhou and Shenzhen cities.

However, there are still some trains will stop running on September 18, which include the trains G6250 departing from Shenzhen North Station and G6240 departing from Futian Station.

Passengers who have purchased tickets of cancelled trains can get a full refund at the railway stations within 30 days from the date of departure (including that day).

High Speed Train Tickets to/from Hong Kong on Sale since September 10, 2018
Published: Sep. 11, 2018
From September 10, 2018 on, the tickets of high speed trains to/from Hong Kong have been on sale in both Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, railway stations in Mainland China and 12306.cn, the official website of China Railway Corporation. TravelChinaGuide has started providing the booking service on the same day. Those bullet trains will start running since September 23 of 2018, connecting Hong Kong with Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Kunming, Guilin and many others in Mainland China.

Since the tickets were released, more than 6,000 tickets had been sold out on the first day. What's more, the tickets in early October are in short supply due to the Chinese National Day holiday lasting from Oct. 1 to 7. Passengers who want to experience these high speed trains are suggested to book tickets as early as possible.
Train Tickets for National Day Holiday Have Been on Sale since September 2, 2018
Published: Sep. 03, 2018
The train tickets for Chinese National Day have been on sale from September 2, 2018 on. This year, there are only 6 days apart between the Mid-Autumn Festival lasting from Sep. 22 to 24 and the National Day holiday from Oct. 1 to 7. Thus, a longer-lasting tourist flow will appear compared with previous years. A lot of tourists will choose to buy the tickets for September 29 and 30 to travel in advance. The tickets to some hot destinations like Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan and Xiamen will surely be very popular and the railway stations in these cities can be crowded. Passengers are not suggested to travel during the period, especially in the 7-day National Day holiday; if have to, book the train tickets as early as possible in case of selling out.
Train Passengers to Beijing Accept Double Security Checks since August 27, 2018
Published: Aug. 28, 2018
From August 27, 2018 to September 5, 2018, the tourists who plan to take a train to Beijing have to accept double security checks. Generally, before entering the railway station with tickets, passengers will get through the security check with their luggage and then get in. When in the waiting hall, besides the first security check, passengers have to accept the second security check before boarding.

As a result, it takes much more time and all the visitors to Beijing in this period need to reach Railway Station at least 2 hours in advance to avoid delaying due to excessive queue time.
High Speed Trains to Connect Hong Kong with Mainland China since September 23, 2018
Published: Aug. 24, 2018
The Hong Kong section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high speed railway is scheduled to open on September 23, 2018, since then Hong Kong will be included in China's giant high speed railway network. At the beginning, there will be 83 to 127 pairs of trains running along it due to different periods. 7 stations will be set in short-distance route including Guangzhou South Station, Qingsheng Station, Humen Station, Guangming City Station, Shenzhen North Station, Futian Station and West Kowloon Station. The long-distance trains can reach 38 stations in mainland, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, Guiyang, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Nanchang, Fuzhou, and Xiamen.

The high speed rail tickets will be pre-saled since September 10, 2018 and passengers can buy them through Hong Kong MTR official website, official website of China Railway Corporation 12306.cn, Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station and any railway stations in mainland China. Meanwhile, TravelChinaGuide will start to sell the tickets from the same day.

What's more, passengers can buy mainland section tickets in Hong Kong West Kowloon Station after paying the charge for HKD 10 to 30.

Schedule of Top High Speed Trains to Connect Hong Kong and Mainland China

FromToDurationTicket Fare for Second Class Seat
Hong KongShenzhen14-24 minutesCNY 68/ 75
Guangzhou47 - 77 minutesCNY 215
Beijing9 hoursCNY 1,077
Shanghai8.5 hoursCNY 1,008
Hangzhou7.5 hoursCNY 935
Kunming7.5 hoursCNY 750.5
Guilin3.5 hoursCNY 379
Xiamen4 - 4.5hoursCNY 258.5
Wuhan5.5 - 6 hoursCNY 610
Fuzhou5.5 hoursCNY 339.5
Guiyang5.5 hoursCNY 538

China Railway: A New Peak Passenger Flow comes with the End of Summer Vacation
Published: Aug. 17, 2018
The summer vacation is coming to an end and the students will continuously return to school. From this week, a new passenger peak flow appears due to the students' returning. According to the China Railway Corporation, the railway stations in Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou Province will take the lead in ushering in the new peak passenger flow.

In the following days, besides the Chengdu East Stations, Chongqing North Station and Chongqing West Station, the stations in other cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Wuhan will also face a larger passenger flow. The passengers who plan to travel in next two weeks by train are advised to book tickets as early as possible.
All Beijing - Tianjin High Speed Trains Have Been Replaced by Fuxinghao since Aug. 1, 2018
Published: Aug. 02, 2018
August 1, 2018 is the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity High Speed Railway which is China's first high speed railway with a design speed of 350 km/h (218 mph). At present, there are 108.5 pairs of trains operating between the two cities and the practical speed is 300 km/h (186 mph). From the day on, all the trains operating between Beijing and Tianjin have been replaced by more advanced and more comfortable Fuxinghao. What's more, the speed will increase to 350 km/h (218 mph) from August 8, 2018. Then passengers will spend less than 30 minutes to travel between Beijing and Tianjin.
Hangzhou-Huangshan High Speed Railway Will Run by the End of 2018
Published: Jul. 26, 2018
Since July 25, 2018, the high speed railway linking Hangzhou and Huangshan has started to be checked and it will run by the end of this year. This golden tourism line connects several famous scenic areas such as Hangzhou, Fuchun River, Thousand Islets Lake and Yellow Mountain. The whole railway stretches at a length of 265km (165 mi) and the designed speed is 250km/h.

After the opening of the railway, it will take only around 1.5 hours to get to Huangshan from Hangzhou. For tourists who start off from Shanghai, Ningbo and Nanjing, they will only spend 2 hours on the way to visit Huangshan.
High Speed Train Electronic Tickets Will Be Offered Nationwide in 2019
Published: Jul. 18, 2018
Recently, China Railway Corporation had declared that E-tickets would be promoted nationwide next year. By that time, passengers will be able to use their mobile phones to swipe the E-tickets or swipe the Chinese ID card directly into the station to take a ride without having to exchange paper tickets.

At present, in some cities, the E-tickets are used widely. However, in some other areas, the stations have not equipped with ID card check equipment yet. There will be a test operation about E-tickets in some cities in this fourth quarter and they will be promoted through the country in 2019.
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