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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.
Wuhan - Xiaogan Intercity High Speed Railway to Operate Since Dec. 1, 2016
Published: Nov. 30, 2016
After seven years' construction, Wuhan - Xiaogan High Speed Railway is about to open on December 1, 2016. It covers a length of 38 miles (61 km), starting from Hankou Railway Station to Xiaogan East Station. On the way, it passes some tourist attractions and Wuhan Tianhe Airport. Ten pairs of trains will run on this line. They are available from 06:15 to 19:30 at Hankou and 07:05 to 20:30 at Xiaogan East. The tickets can be booked since November 29, 2016.

With the opening of this line, it will only take about 15 minutes for a ride between Hankou Station and Tianhe Airport. The first class seat costs CNY 8 and the second class seat costs CNY 7. It will take 35 to 50 minutes between Hankou Station and Xiaogan East. The first class seat is priced at CNY 24 and the second class seat is CNY 20.
Chongqing - Wanzhou High Speed Railway Begins to Operate Since Nov. 28, 2016
Published: Nov. 28, 2016
The high speed railway between Chongqing and Wanzhou begins to operate since November 28, 2016. 21 pairs of bullet trains will run on this route, including 14.5 pairs between Chongqing North and Wanzhou North, one pair between Chongqing North and Liangping South, five pairs between Chengdu East and Wanzhou North, and 0.5 pair between Wanzhou North and Chengdu South.

The rail line starts from Chongqing North, passing by Fusheng, Changshou North, Changshou Lake, Dianjiang, Liangping South, and finally ends at Wanzhou North. It now only takes about 1.5 hours from Chongqing to Wanzhou and 3.5 hours from Chengdu to Wanzhou.

Passengers can book the tickets since November 26, 2016. The first class ticket for a ride between Chongqing North and Wanzhou North is CNY 157, and the second class ticket is CNY 98. The first class ticket for a ride between Chengdu East and Wanzhou North is CNY 403.5 and the second class ticket costs CNY 252.
Some Trains Stop Operation on November 24 and 25, 2016 due to Snow
Published: Nov. 24, 2016
Due to the snow in central and northern China around November 22, 2016, some trains temporarily stop operation. Below is a list of some:

On November 24: G1986 from Xian North to Xuzhou East, G1918/5, G1940/1 between Xian North and Shanghai Hongqiao, G1898/9, G1900/897 between Yiwu and Xian North, 1154/1 between Hangzhou and Xian, 1552/3/2 between Lianyungang East and Taiyuan, K372/3 between Shanghai and Taiyuan

On November 25: G1981 from Xuzhou East to Xian North, Yan'an - Xian Section of K559/8/9, K134/1 between Shenzhen West and Lanzhou

Passengers can search for the real-time schedule with the tool of our website. Those who have bought the tickets of the affected lines can get a refund or change the ticket as soon as possible.
China Railway to Adopt a New Timetable Since January 5, 2017
Published: Nov. 23, 2016
As Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway is about to open very soon, China Railway will adjust its timetable correspondingly. The new timetable will take into effect since January 5, 2017. So what are the changes?

1. Seven pairs of high speed train will run on Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway, including G1371/6, G1373/2, G1375/4 between Shanghai Hongqiao and Kunming South, G1377/8, G1379/G1380 between Nanjing South and Kunming South, G285/6 between Jinan West and Kunming South, and G1421/2 between Hangzhou East and Kunming South.

2. 11 pairs of extra trains will be adopted, including the above-mentioned G1375/4, G1379/G1380, and those between Shanghai Hongqiao and Pingxiang North, Xuzhou East and Guiyang North, Beijing South and Shangqiu, Guangzhou South and Bengbu South, Xiamen and Hangzhou East, Fuzhou South and Nanjing South, Nanjing South and Cangnan, Hangzhou East and Cangnan, Hefei and Anqing.

3. G9501/2, G9503/4 and G9505/6 will run between Hefei South and Anqing during peak time. Peak line G9236/7 and G9238/5 between Shanghai Hongqiao and Tongling will be extended to Chizhou.

Due to the changes, the pre-sale period of tickets has been adjusted temporarily. At present, tickets before December 30, 2016 still have a 60-day pre-sale period while those on and after December 30 only have a 30-day per-sale period. Anyway, if you book tickets from TravelChinaGuide, we still accept your booking no matter how far in advance and we will try our best to get the tickets once they are available.
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