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Train Tickets for 2021 Spring Festival Travel Rush On Sale Since December 30, 2020
Published: Dec. 29, 2020
The 2021 Spring Festival Travel Rush will start from January 28 and end at March 8, 2021, lasting for 40 days. According to the tradition of releasing tickets 30 days before the train departure date of China Railway Corporation, train tickets for 2021 Spring Festival Travel Rush will be on sale since December 30, 2020.

Passengers are advised to book a ticket in advance if planning to travel during this period, especially for the peak days of February 4, February 10, February 11, February 17, and February 26.
Flexible Pricing Introduced to Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Trains Since Dec. 23, 2020
Published: Dec. 24, 2020
Starting from December 23, 2020, flexible pricing has been introduced to Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Railway, the busiest railway line in China. High speed trains operating between Beijing and Shanghai with a speed of 300 to 350 kph will see a change in ticket price.

Previously, the ticket fares were fixed. Now, they have been optimized and fluctuate in response to journey duration, season, class of seats, etc. On the first day that the dynamic pricing took effect, the lowest fare of a second-class seat was CNY 498, a drop of 10%. By comparison, the highest fare of a second-class seat reached CNY 598, increased by 8%.
Yinchuan - Xi'an High Speed Railway to Open Since Dec. 26, 2020
Published: Dec. 16, 2020
The newly-constructed Yinchuan - Xi'an High Speed Railway is now under commissioning and expected to formally open since December 26, 2020. This route connects the two provincial capitals and will shorten the travel duration between the two cities from 15 hours to merely 3.5 hours.

Along the way, there are 17 stations, including Yinchuan, Hedong Airport, Lingwu North, Wuzhong, Hui'anbu, Tianshuibu, Huanxian, Quzi, Qingcheng, Qingyang, Ningxian, Binzhou East, Yongshou West, Qianxian, Liquan South, Xianyang North and Xi'an North.
Train Tickets for 2021 New Year Holiday Available since Dec. 3, 2020
Published: Dec. 09, 2020
As per the rules of the China Railway authority, the train tickets for the 2021 New Year Holiday from January 1 to 3 have been on sale since Dec. 3, 2020. Passengers who plan to travel during the holiday please book a ticket in advance.

Considering the epidemic situation, it's advised to wear a mask during the whole train ride. If possible, you can change the travel plan to avoid crowds.
Zhengzhou - Taiyuan High Speed Railway to Open in December 2020
Published: Nov. 17, 2020
According to the news from China railway authority, the Zhengzhou - Taiyuan high speed railway is going to open in December 2020. By that time, the travel duration between Zhengzhou and Taiyuan will be cut to only two hours, and the duration between Jiaozuo and Taiyuan will be merely 1.5 hours.

Currently, the railway is undergoing a series of commissioning tests to be prepared for the official opening.
Xi'an - Yinchuan High Speed Railway Starts Whole-line Commissioning
Published: Oct. 22, 2020
On October 20, 2020, the high speed train departing from Yinchuan arrived at Xi'an North Railway Station, marking that the Xi'an - Yinchuan High Speed Railway has entered the phase of whole-line commissioning.

Constructed from the end of 2015, this railway starts from Xi'an, passing by Xianyang, Qingyang, Wuzhong, and finally ends at Yinchuan. There are totally 20 stations along the way. The whole line measures about 618 km (384 miles), with a designed top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). It's expected to officially run at the end of 2020. By that time, the train travel length between Xi'an and Yinchuan will be shortened to merely three hours around.
China to Implement New Train Schedule since Oct. 11
Published: Oct. 12, 2020
According to the China Railway Group Limited, a new train schedule had been put into use since 0 a.m. October 11, 2020. As more trains added to the new train plan, there are totally 9,800 trains operating in the Chinese train network.

The new schedule improves the transport capacity significantly in eastern Fujian and western Zhejiang areas. For example, after the opening of the Quzhou - Ningde Railway, it firstly connects 8 counties in Zhejiang and Fujian which had no trains in the past, and 2 trains were separately added between Qingyuan and Shanghai South, Qingyuan and Hangzhou.

Besides that, about 25 pairs of trains were added between Lanzhou West and Xining, among which 4 trains were added between Lanzhou - Urumqi West and Xining - Xi'an North. And thus passengers can also take direct trains from Xi'an to Urumqi. The travel time between Lanzhou and Xining has also been cut to 1 hour.

Also, since then, there is one pair of high speed trains operating between Jinan and Guiyang, which takes only 12 hours, less about 23 hours than the original normal speed trains.
Chinese Trains to Transfer Over 100 Million Passengers during National Day Holiday (Oct. 1-8)
Published: Sep. 29, 2020
Chinese trains are ready for the upcoming travel rush from September 28 to October 8 as most Chinese people will choose to travel during the 8-day long Chinese National Day holiday (Oct.1-8). According to China National Railway Corporation, it is expected to transfer more than 108 million passengers totally in the 10 days, and the peak rush may appear on October 1, the first day of the holiday, when there will be around 13 million travelers to take the train.

To better serve passengers and improve the transport capacity, more trains will be added among large cities and popular tourist destinations. There will be 9,500 trains operated daily during the holiday, increasing over 1,200 trains compared to the ordinary times. In addition to adding 10 trains between Beijing West and Shenzhen North, Zhanjiang North, Zhuhai, Kuimin; Shanghai Hongqiao and Zhuhai, Guangzhou South, more night trains will also serve between Beijing and Shenzhen North; Hangzhou and Shenzhen; Jiangmen and Zhanjiang.
Quzhou - Ningde Railway Expected to Open at the End of September 2020
Published: Sep. 16, 2020
The Quzhou - Ningde Railway starts from Quzhou in Zhejiang Province, going to the southeast and passing through Suichang, Songyang, Longquan, and Qingyuan, and finally enters Fujian Province to Zhouning and Ningde cities. The railway is 379 km long (235 mi) with the highest design speed of 160 km/h (99 mph). There are a total of 30 train stations along the way, 27 of which are newly built. Once the railway is opened, it will fill the blank of the railway network in northeastern Fujian and southwest Zhejiang areas. Cities like Suichang, Songquan, Longquan, Songxi, Zhenghe, Pingnan will also welcome their first railway. In the future, the green-color EMU high speed trains and normal speed trains will serve the railway.
Train Tickets of China's National Day Holiday (Oct. 1-8) for Sale since Sep. 2
Published: Sep. 04, 2020
The train tickets for China's National Day Holiday, which lasts from October 1 to 8, have been for sale since September 2. Passengers can book tickets at the earliest 30 days in advance, and on September 9, the tickets for October 8 will be available.

China will welcome the longest holiday in 2020 as the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Oct. 1, which is right the first day of China's National Day Holiday, and thus the original 7-day long holiday will be expanded to 8 days. That means a robust travel boom will be fueled by the long holiday and train tickets to some hot destinations will be in very hot demands, and some even has been sold out when releasing. Tourists who want to travel during this period are recommended to book tickets as early as possible, especially to some popular cities like Shanghai, Beijing, and Qingdao.
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