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Fuzhou - Xiamen High Speed Trains to Run since September 28, 2023
Published: Sep. 27, 2023
Fuzhou - Xiamen high speed trains will start to run from the coming September 28 on. At the initial stage, 8 pairs of them will be in service, cutting the travel time between Fuzhou and Xiamen from 90 minutes to 55 minutes. Later in the fourth quarter of this year, 54 more pairs will be operated.

Fuzhou - Xiamen high speed railway is China's first cross-sea high speed railway, with a total length of 277.42 km (172.38 mi) and the allowed top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). There are altogether 8 stations along it: Fuzhou South, Fuqing West, Putian, Quangang, Quanzhou East, Quanzhou South, Xiamen North and Zhangzhou.
Lijiang - Shangri-la High Speed Train to Run by End of 2023
Published: Jul. 21, 2023
Recently, after 9 years' hard working, the construction of Haba Tunnel has been finally completed, marking all 20 tunnels along Lijiang - Shangrai-la High Speed Railway have been ready for laying long tracks. If everything goes smoothly, the high speed trains will start to run along the railway by the end of 2023. By then, it will take only about 1.5 hours to travel by train between Lijiang and Shangri-la and about 5 hours between Kunming and Shangri-la.
Hong Kong - Chengdu High Speed Train to Operate since July 1, 2023
Published: Jun. 20, 2023
Since July 1, 2023, one pair of direct high speed trains between Hong Kong and Chengdu will be put into operation. The whole journey takes around 10 hours with a total distance of 1,650 kilometers (1,025 miles). G2964 departs West Kowloon Railway Station at 10:08am, and arrives at Chengdu East at 19:53, while G2963 departs Chengdu East at 08:48am, and arrives at West Kowloon Railway Station at 18:55. A second class seat for the route costs CNY 796 / USD 117, and CNY 1,275 / USD 188 for a first class seat.
Guiyang - Nanning High Speed Railway to Open Soon
Published: May. 10, 2023
On May 10, 2023, Guiyang - Nanning high speed railway allowing the top speed of 350km/h (217mph) has been put to the joint test, which will last for about 2.5 months. This newly built high speed railway is 482km (300mi) long, dotted with 13 stations including Guiyang East, Longdongbao, Duyun East, Libo, Nanning North and Nanning East. After being put into use, the travel time by high speed train between Guiyang and Nanning, two capital cities in southwest China will be shortened from 5 hours to around 2 hours.
China - Laos Through Trains Start to Run since April 13, 2023
Published: Apr. 13, 2023
From April 13, 2023 on, train D887 departs from Kunming South Railway Station in southwestern China at 08:08 and D888 leaves from Vientiane Railway Station in Laos' capital at 09:08 on a daily basis. The highest speed for both is 160km/h (99mph) and the intermediate stops include Puer, Xishuangbanna and Mohan in China, and Boten, Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng in Laos. A single trip takes 10 hours and 30 minutes for either direction, counting in the time consumed for custom formalities at the border. Ticket fare is CNY542 for a second class seat and CNY864 for a first class seat.
More Hong Kong High Speed Trains to China's Mainland to Run since April 1, 2023
Published: Mar. 27, 2023
Since the coming April 1, more high speed trains running back and forth between Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station and the mainland of China will be resumed, including those to and from Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guilin, Kunming, Wuhan and Changsha. They have been suspended after the outbreak of covid-19. Those to and from Guangzhou and Shenzhen had started running again since January 15, 2023.
Hong Kong High Speed Trains to Shuttle Again since Jan. 15, 2023
Published: Jan. 11, 2023
After being taken off for 3 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the high speed trains shuttling between Hong Kong and the mainland of China are planned to serve passengers again since January 15, 2023. In the initial stage, they would run to and from Shenzhen North Railway Station, Guangzhou South Railway Station and Guangzhou East Railway Station. Soon after, more destinations will be added.
China Train Tickets Dated on & after April 8, 2022 Currently Not Available
Published: Mar. 30, 2022
Since April 8, 2022, China trains will run on a new timetable. To cope with the timetable adjustment, China railway tickets dated on and after April 8 are currently not available. The estimated available time is April, 2.

As per the adjustment, timetable of passenger trains will not change a lot, including both high speed types and normal types; while several freight trains will be added.

Beijing Fengtai Railway Station Restarted Serving Passengers since June 20, 2022
Published: Jan. 21, 2022
Beijing Fengtai Railway Station, the oldest railway station in the city and currently the largest railway station in Asia after upgrading, has started serving passengers again since June 20, 2022. After 4 years' renovation, it nowadays has 32 railway tracks and can accommodate 14,000 passengers at the same time. Gradually, it will operate high speed trains to and from Guangzhou, Wuhan, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Zhengzhou… and regular trains to and from Shanghai, Hong Kong… Its elevated floor is for high speed trains; the ground floor is for regular trains; and the underground floor is for subway.
Xi'an - Lhasa Train Z917/918 Started to Run since June 18, 2021
Published: Jun. 21, 2021
Recently, the Xi'an to Lhasa train Z917 has started to run since June 18, 2021 while the Lhasa to Xi'an train Z918 since June 19. Z917 departs from Xi'an South Railway Station at 22:37 with a stopover at Xi'an Railway Station from 23:26 to 23:50; it arrives at Lhasa Railway Station at 11:20 the third day. Z918 sets off from Lhasa Railway Station at 09:00, arrives at Xi'an Railway Station at 20:01 the third day and Xi'an South Railway Station at 20:53. Both are operated every other day with the travel time of 36h43m and 35h53m respectively. The hard sleeper ticket is around CNY620 and the soft sleeper ticket around CNY1,000.

Currently, the trains to Lhasa include Z21 from Beijing, Z165 from Shanghai, Z265 from Guangzhou, Z322 from Chengdu, and Z6801 and Z3811 from Xining.
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