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Chinese Railway will Launch New Operating Schedule since July 1, 2020
Published: Jun. 24, 2020
According to China State Railway Group, a new train schedule will be implemented since July 1 to better serve passengers and improve the transport capacity while ensuring the safety of passengers will be put first.

Around July 1, several new high speed railways will open. Among them, there will be 60.5 pairs of trains daily operating on the Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzhou railway, 46 pairs of trains running between Nantong and Shanghai, and 8 pairs of trains from Kazuo to Chifeng. Chongqing and Chengdu in Sichuan will first open trains to Dali, Yunnan Province. In addition, Hangzhou South Station will be put into use from July 1 on.

Also, more choices will be offered for passengers' summer vacation needs. During the 2-month summer travel season from July 1 to August 31, about 48 additional trains will be added to run daily.
Hefei - Hangzhou High Speed Railway will Formally Open since June 28, 2020
Published: Jun. 24, 2020
Hefei-Hangzhou Railway is a part of the Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzhou Railway. As the Shangqiu-Hefei section opened in December 2019, the Hefei-Hangzhou section is declared to formally open since June 28.

The Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzhou Railway starts from Shangqiu, Henan Province, passing by 7 cities in Anhui Province, namely Bozhou, Fuyang, Huainan, Hefei, Ma'anshan, Wuhu, Xuancheng, and finally to Hangzhou in Zhejiang. The 794.55 km (493.71 mi) long railway has a design speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). Once it opened, the travel time between Hefei and Hangzhou will be shortened to less than 2 hours from the present 2.5-3 hours. What's more, Zhegao Station in Chaohu city will also open together with the railway.
Trains from/to Beijing Canceled due to Fresh COVID-19 Cases since June 16
Published: Jun. 18, 2020
Since June 16, Beijing announced to curb its transport and improved its emergency response level in a bid to control virus transmission. As a result, nearly all the trains no matter normal speed ones or high speed types which depart from or to Beijing have been canceled and it is still unknown when they will restart.

However, for those who have booked train tickets in and out of Beijing before June 17, China's railway operator declared to offer full refunds to passengers without any additional charges. That means passengers can cancel the train tickets through any train station, 12306, and other online ticket booking platforms freely. TCG also kindly reminds passengers that try to avoid trips to Beijing during this period and to keep COVID-19 at bay.
Bullet Train will be Operated between Ningbo and Fujian since June 24, 2020
Published: Jun. 11, 2020
China Railway Shanghai Group has declared that there will be a pair of high speed trains operating between Ningbo Railway Station and Nanping Railway Station from June 24 to 28, So far, the train tickets have been sold and passengers can book it now.

The train D4651 will depart from Ningbo at 15:05, arriving in Fuzhou at 19:04, and finally will reach Nanping at 20:47. The whole journey will take about 5 hours and 40 minutes. The second-class ticket will take about CNY 280.5 while you can spend CNY 448 to buy a first-class seat ticket.

The train D4653 from Nanping to Ningbo will depart at 9:06 and arrive at 14:36, which takes 5 hours and 30 minutes.
Twice Security Checks have been Implemented for Trains to Beijing since May 15
Published: May. 18, 2020
For all the passengers who take trains to Beijing, they must accept the twice security checks at every train station from May 15 to 28, 2020 because China's important "Two Sessions" delayed by novel coronavirus outbreak will open from May 21.

Passengers will accept the first security check at the entrance of the station as usual and the second time security check will be implemented in the waiting area, which mainly aims for checking bottled liquids and hazardous articles. If anyone takes any drink, it is necessary to taste it when checking. What's more, passengers need to have temperature checked and wear masks. Based on all the procedures above, the waiting time will be prolonged and it is better for visitors who plan to go to Beijing during this period to arrive at the train station about 1.5-2 hours in advance.
Kazuo - Chifeng High Speed Railway is Expected to Open in the First Half of 2020
Published: May. 13, 2020
The Kazuo - Chifeng high speed railway starts from Kazuo, Liaoning Province, traveling north through Chaoyang, Jianping and finally reaching Chifeng in Inner Mongolia. The whole distance is 157 km (98 mi) long and there are 5 stations in total including Kazuo, Jianping, Ningcheng, Pingzhuang and Chifeng. The highest design speed of the railway reaches 250 km/h (155 mph). Moreover, the Kazuo - Chifeng railway is an important part of the Beijing-Harbin Railway and it helps to connect South Inner Mongolia to Northeast China. Once the railway opened, the travel time between Chifeng and Shenyang will be shortened to about 3 hours from 10 hours. And after Beijing - Harbin railway fully opened, the time between Chifeng and Beijing will also be cut to 3 hours from 7 hours.
Qinghai Section of Golmud - Korla Railway is Scheduled to Open in Late June 2020
Published: Apr. 28, 2020
On 24 April 2020, the Golmud - Korla railway was formally connected to the Qinghai - Tibet railway, which showed the construction entered a new stage and laid a solid foundation of the Golmud - Korla railway's open. The whole distance of the railway is about 1,214 km (754 mi) long and consists of 506 km (314 mi) Qinghai section and 708 km (440 mi) Xinjiang section. As the third railway to access Xinjiang, the Golmud - Korla railway with a design speed of 120 km/h (75 mph) will run through many hard places including the Altun Mountains with an altitude of 6,161 meters (2,0213 ft.)

The Qinghai section plans to open in late June while the Xinjiang section is expected to open at the end of 2020. Once it opened, the travel time between Golmud and Korla will be shortened to 12 hours from 26 hours.
Tianjin - Chengde High Speed Railway Will be Built in 2021
Published: Apr. 20, 2020
The high speed railway between Tianjin City and Chengde, Hebei Province is going to be constructed formally since 2021. The railway plans to start from Baodi South Station, passing through Jizhou, Yutian West,Zunhua West, Banbishan, and finally connect to Chengde South and Chengde Stations through Beijing - Shengyang high speed railway. The section between Baodi and Jizhou is about 65 km (40 mi) long and the designed speed is 350 km/h (217 mph).

At present, the main transport means from Tianjin to Chengde are self-driving and taking a coach, which respectively takes about 4 and 5 hours over the 300 km (186 mi) distance. However, once the high speed railway opened, the travel time will be cut to about only 1 hour.
Wuhan Ends Lockdown and 17 Train Stations Reopened since Apr. 8, 2020
Published: Apr. 08, 2020
Wuhan ends a 76-day lockdown which started from January 23 due to the serious coronavirus pandemic. From 0:00 a.m. April 8 on, all the 17 train stations, namely Wuhan, Hankou, Wuchang, Nanhu East, Tangxunhu, Miaoshan, Pu'an, Zhifang East, Houhu, Jinyintan, Tianhe Airport, Tianhe Jie, Huashan South, Zuoling, Wulongquan South, Tuditang East, and Shanpong East in the Wuhan area reopen and provide the departure services for passengers. It is estimated about 55,000 passengers are departing from Wuhan on April 8 and there are more than 270 trains departing from the city to Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Fuzhou and Nanning while about 40% passengers plan to head to the Pearl River Delta area. Measures like temperature checking and facility sterilizing are must and all the passengers are required to wear masks throughout the journey.
Hubei's Railway Stations Reopened in Succession since Late March as the Pandemic Waned
Published: Apr. 01, 2020
As the epicenter of coronavirus (COVID-19), Hubei Province shut down its transportation system in the last months, including railway stations in different cities. However, a lot of stations have reopened since March 25 and more stations will open in early April because the epidemic has been contained greatly.

So far, the trains arriving services of all the Hubei railway stations have started, including 17 Wuhan railway stations and other stations like Huanggang, Enshi, Jingchuan, Suizhou, Shiyan, Wudangshan. However, the departure services of the 17 Wuhan railway stations will be open since April 8, 2020, which include Wuhan, Hankou, Wuchang, Nanhu East, Tangxunhu, Miaoshan, Pu'an, Zhifang East, Houhu, Jinyintan, Tianhe Airport, Tianhe Jie, Huashan South, Zuoling, Wulongquan South, Tuditang East, Shanpong East.
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