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Beijing - Xiong'an Intercity Railway Will Partly Open at the End of September in 2019
Published: Sep. 17, 2019
The Beijing section of the Beijing - Xiong'an intercity railway is expected to open at the end of this September, together with the Beijing Daxing Airport. The Beijing - Xiong'an Intercity Railway is 92.4 km (57.4 mi) long to connect Beijing and Xiong'an New Area. It departs from Liying Station, passing by Beijing Daxing District, Daxing New Airport, Gu'an and Bazhou.

This Beijing section is 34 km (21 mi) from Liying to Daxing Airport. There are only two stations along the way, Beijing Daxing and Daxing Airport. As the design speed is 250 km/h (155 mph), it only takes about 20 minutes for passengers from Beijing West Station to Daxing Airport once it opened.
More Trains Added for Mid-Autumn Holiday Travel Rush during Sep. 12 - 15, 2019
Published: Sep. 12, 2019
As one of the most important Chinese holidays, only second to the Chinese New Year, the Mid-Autumn Holiday starts from September 13 to 15. In order to cope with the coming travel rush, train stations over the country increase a lot of trains, especially in those popular cities. Guangzhou Railway Group declared to increase 53 pairs of high speed trains and 25 pairs of normal speed types. Some of them will direct to Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Trains from Harbin to Beijing will be increased to 23 pairs. What's more, Chengdu Railway Group plans to add more than 100 pairs of trains with additional carriages to carry more passengers.

Many more people will take trains touring or visiting on the holiday, so passengers who travel during the period should get to the railway station and collect train tickets earlier than usual in case of missing the train.
Train Tickets for National Day Holiday (Oct.1-7) on Sale since Sep.2
Published: Sep. 02, 2019
The train tickets for 2019 Chinese National Day Holiday from October 1 to 7 start to be sold from September 2 on. The tickets for October 6, 7 will be on sale since September 7, 8. However, the tickets for popular high speed trains such as Beijing - Shanghai, Beijing - Xi'an, Beijing - Zhengzhou on September 30 and October 1 mostly have been sold out.

The National Day Holiday is one of the busiest holidays in China and there will be millions of people touring or visiting during the period. It is suggested that passengers should avoid traveling during the holiday as it will be too crowded not only on the trains but also in the scenic areas. If someone does need to travel on this holiday, it is better to book train tickets as early as possible.
High Speed Train Operated between Urumqi and Korla since August 8, 2019
Published: Aug. 08, 2019
From August 8 on, new high speed train, the green "Fuxinghao" will run between Urumqi and Korla with a speed of 160 km/h (99 mph). It is said that the green color is in memory of the traditional Chinese green trains. The bullet train will only take about 3.5 hours between Urumqi and Korla, which will save at least 2-3 hours compared with the normal speed types. The first class seat costs about CNY172 per person and the second class seat just takes CNY108.

In addition, more high speed trains will be operated from Urumqi to Yining, Kuitun, and Wusu in the following days.
High Speed Train E-Tickets Offered in Many Chinese Cities since July 27, 2019
Published: Jul. 30, 2019
Since July 27, 2019, a lot of high speed train stations had declared that passengers buying e-tickets don't need to print paper ticket anymore. They can get through the manual channel and enter the station, showing only ID certificates used for booking. For foreign passengers, they can only use their passport to get onboard, saving a lot of time.

Until now, the e-tickets are offered in following railways and stations:

Shanghai - Nanjing high speed railway and 20 stations along the way including Nanxiang North, Kunshan South, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, and Zhenjiang;

Chengdu - Chongqing high speed railway and 13 stations such as Rongchang North, Dazu South, Yongchuan East, Shapingba, and Chongqing West;

Kunming - Dali, Kunming - Lijiang railways and some of the 11 stations are Lufeng South, Guangtong North, Chuxiong, Nanhua, Xiangyun, and Heqing.
More Trains to Open as Summer Travel Rush Coming
Published: Jul. 03, 2019
The summer travel rush starts from July 1 to August 31, 2019 and it is estimated that there will be more than 720 million train passengers during 62 days. More tourists will flow to the popular cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Chongqing. Nevertheless, more trains will also be put into use during the period.

The high speed train between Shenyang and Chongqing is among them. Travelers can take bullet train from Shenyang North direct to Chongqing West. At present, there are only 2 pairs of normal speed trains and the durations are about 40-42 hours. The high speed train will cut about 23 hours' travel time and it will only take about 16 hours between the two cities by then.
Lanzhou - Dunhuang Bullet Train to Operate since July 10, 2019
Published: Jun. 26, 2019
The construction of Dunhuang railway has come to an end and the bullet train will be operated from July 10, 2019 on. The speed of the railway is improved to 160km/h (99 mph) from the original 120 km/h (75 mph). It is a great news for visitors who want to travel to Dunhuang from Lanzhou, Jiayuguan and Jiuquan. Once the railway opened, the travel time between Lanzhou and Dunhuang will be cut from 13 hours to about 8 hours. Ticket price is CNY523 for the first class seat and CNY327 for the second class seat. Between Jiayuguan and Dunhuang, the travel time will be decreased to about 2.5 hours and it costs from CNY109 to 174 per person.
Leshan - Yibin High Speed Railway Opened on June 15, 2019
Published: Jun. 17, 2019
The Leshan - Yibin high speed railway is a part of the Chengdu - Guiyang high speed railway and it formally opened since June 15, 2019. The section is 141 km (87.6 mi) long with the design speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The stations along the way include Jianwei, Nixi, and Pingshan. After the open of the section, it is easy for tourists to travel between Chengdu and Yibin and it only takes about 90 minutes. The ticket price from Chengdu to Yibin is CNY176 for first class seat and CNY 110 for second class seat.
58 Stations will Link to Hong Kong as New Train Schedule Carried out in July 2019
Published: Jun. 11, 2019
The railway stations of China's mainland cities connect to Hong Kong will soar to 58 in July. The new stations include Chongqing West, Tianjin West, Nanning East, Zhaoqing East, Shantou, Guiyang East and Baiyangdian.

Besides that, the new schedule of Chinese trains will be implemented since July 10, 2019. After a round of adjustment, it will increase 39 pairs of normal speed trains. More than 150 pairs of trains will be adjusted in route or time. As for the high speed types, there will be 25 additional pairs added to operation. Travel time between lots of cities will be shortened. For instance, the time between Beijing South and Qingdao North G209/210 will be cut about 50 minutes to 3 hours. In addition, more Fuxinghao bullet trains will provide passengers better service.
Rizhao - Lankao High Speed Railway is Expected to Open by the end of 2019
Published: May. 29, 2019
The high speed railway starts from Rizhao to Lankao is a very important railway of Shandong Province. The railway consists of 4 sections: Rizhao - Linyi, Linyi - Qufu, Qufu - Heze and Heze - Lankao. It will pass through several cities of southern Shandong. The whole railway is about 494 km (307 mi) long and its design speed is 350 km/h (217 mph). It is expected to open by the end of 2019 and the railway will connect to the giant Chinese railway network by then. Once it opened, there will be bullet trains departing from Qingdao to Yantai and Weihai. The travel time from Linyi to Beijing will be also cut to 3 hours from 10 hours.
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