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Wuhan - Shiyan High Speed Railway is Expected to Open at the end of 2019
Published: Jan. 10, 2019
The Wuhan - Shiyan high speed railway has entered into track-laying stage and it is expected to formally open at the end of 2019. The overall distance of the railway is 399 km (248 mi) long and the designed speed reaches at 350 km/h (217 mph). There are 13 stations setting along the way. What's more, it has been called the most beautiful railway in Hubei Province as it connects several famous scenic areas including Wudang Mountains and Yellow Crane Tower. Once the railway is open, the travel time between Wuhan and Shiyan will be cut to 2 hours and only 1 hour is needed to travel between Wuhan and Xiangyang.
High Speed Trains have been Operated on Lanzhou - Chongqing Railway since Jan. 8, 2019
Published: Jan. 10, 2019
On January 8, 2019, the "Fuxinghao" high speed trains with the speed of 160 km/h (99 mph) formally started to be operated on Lanzhou - Chongqing railway which was opened in 2017. The railway stretches around 886 km (550 mi) and connects Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan provinces and Chongqing City. It is also an important railway to link the southern and northern China. After the operation of high speed trains, the travel time between Lanzhou and Chongqing have been decreased from 12 hours to 7 hours.
Trains in Yangtze River Delta Region are Affected by Heavy Snowfall on Jan. 9, 2019
Published: Jan. 10, 2019
Due to the heavy snow in northern Hubei, western and southern Henan, central Anhui, and southwest Jiangsu areas, the trains in Yangtze River Delta Region are being affected greatly. Some high speed trains departing from the cities including Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhu, Hefei and Liuan have been adjusted or stopped. Passengers who travel to/from these cities need to notice the station announcement in advance to avoid delays and adjust schedule accordingly.
Kunming - Lijiang High Speed Trains have been Operated since January 5, 2019
Published: Jan. 08, 2019
Recently, the high speed train connecting Kunming and Lijiang has run with the speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) and the stations along the way include Dali, Xiangyun South, Pupeng, Nanhua, Chuxiong and Guangtong North. At present, there are 3 pairs of trains operating between Kunming and Lijiang every day. The high speed railway has linked the three popular tourism destinations Kunming, Dali and Lijiang, which saved a lot of time of visitors. The travel time between Kunming and Lijiang has been cut to about 3 hours from 8 hours and it takes around 50 minutes from Dali to Lijiang.
Hangzhou - Huangshan and Harbin - Mudanjiang - Suifenhe High Speed Railways have Opened since Dec. 25, 2018
Published: Dec. 25, 2018
From December 25, 2018 on, Harbin - Mudanjiang - Suifenhe and Hangzhou - Huangshan high speed railways have officially opened. As one of the northernmost railways of China, Harbin - Mudanjiang - Suifenhe Railway stretches around 293 km (182 mi) with the designed speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). There are around 20 pairs of the trains operating daily at present and the travel time between Mudanjiang and Harbin, Mudanjiang and Beijing have been declined to 3 and 7 hours.

Hangzhou - Huangshan high speed railway connects several scenic areas including the West Lake, Thousand Islet Lake and the Yellow Mountain. Now, there are 11 pairs of trains running daily and after the train timetable adjustment on Jan. 5, 2019, around 33 pairs of trains will be operated every day. The travel time from Hangzhou, Shanghai and Nanjing to Huangshan respectively are 1.5, 2.5 and 3.5 hours.
Train Tickets for 2019 Spring Festival Travel Rush Will be Sold since Dec. 23, 2018
Published: Dec. 12, 2018
The Spring Festival travel rush of 2019 will start from January 21 and end on March 1, 2019. This is the busiest time of China trains since every Chinese wants to go back home for the Chinese New Year. The tickets for the Spring Festival travel rush can be purchased since December 23, 2018 and booking about a month in advance is available. For example, you can book the tickets for January 21, 2019 on December 23, 2018 and purchase the tickets for February 3, 2019 on January 5, 2019. Passengers are suggested to avoid traveling in this period because of the travel rush. However, if the schedule cannot be changed, it is better to book the tickets as early as possible.
Train Timetable will be Adjusted since January 5, 2019
Published: Dec. 04, 2018
From January 5, 2019 on, the train timetable will be adjusted nationwide. There will be more new high speed railways open including Hangzhou - Huangshan, Qingdao - Yancheng, Harbin - Mudanjiang railways. The former one connects several scenic areas like Thousand Islet Lake, Yellow Mountain and Hongcun Ancient Village. What's more, high speed trains from Lanzhou to Qingdao and Chongqing will be operated at that time. Besides the new railways, many other trains will be adjusted accordingly, such as Harbin - Beijing, Harbin - Dalian, Qingdao - Zhengzhou. The passengers plan to start off in January need to pay more attention to the trains' adjustment in case of some trains being canceled and adjusted.
No paper ticket is needed to take China trains since 2019
Published: Nov. 26, 2018
From November 22, 2018 on, the pilot project of electronic ticket has been implemented in the Hainan high speed railway. Passengers don't need to collect the paper tickets any more before taking the train.

Overseas passengers who buy the electronic ticket with passport can enter the station via the manual ticket-check tunnel; those buying tickets with Alien's Permanent Residence Permit, the residence permit for Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan residents, and the Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Residents can enter via automatic ticket-check tunnel by scanning that ID certificate.

Since 2019, the policy will be gradually implemented all over China and by end of 2019, the e-tickets will be spread across the country and there will be no more paper tickets.
Harbin - Mudanjiang High Speed Railway will Open by the End of 2018
Published: Nov. 22, 2018
Recently, the Harbin - Mudanjiang high speed train has been in test run and it will start to operate formally by the end of 2018. The total length of the high speed railway is 293 km (182 mi) and its designed speed is 250 km/h (155 mph). There are 11 railway stations in total including Xinxiangfang North, Maoershan West, Shangzhi South, Weihe West and Hailin North. This is also the northernmost high speed railway of China's high speed rail network. Once it opened, the travel time between Harbin and Mudanjiang will be shortened from 4 hours 17 minutes to less than 2 hours.
Jinan - Qingdao Bullet Train will Run with the Speed of 350 km/h since December, 2018
Published: Nov. 16, 2018
The Jinan - Qingdao high speed railway which passes through the whole Shandong Peninsula with a total length of 308 km (191 mi) will open by the end of 2018. The railway starts from Jinan East Station to Hongdao Station and the cities along the way include Zhangqiu, Zouping, Zibo, Qingzhou, Weifang, Gaomi and Jiaozhou. This is an electrified railway and its designed speed reaches 350 km/h (217 mph), which means the travel time between Jinan and Qingdao can be cut to 1 hour from 2.5 hours. What's more, from Jinan to Yantai and Rizhao, the travel time will also be shortened to about 2 hours.
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