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Tickets for Qingming Festival Available since March 7, 2018
Published: Mar. 08, 2018
After the Chinese New Year, the holiday for 2018 Qingming Festival is drawing near, which falls on April 5 to 7. With the presale-period of 30 days, passengers planning to have a spring outing during this holiday can book train tickets since March 7, 2018. For the return trip on April 7, tickets are available since March 9. As this is the first public holiday after the Chinese New Year and the weather is usually fine, it can be predicted that many will go on a trip, so booking in advance is necessary. TCG accepts your booking no matter how far in advance it is.
Another Peak of Spring Festival Travel Rush Reached on March 3, 2018
Published: Mar. 05, 2018
On March 3, 2018, another peak of 2018 Spring Festival Travel Rush arrived. As March 2 was the traditional Lantern Festival, which marked the end of Chinese New Year, many are now on the way back to school and work, leading to this peak.

12.679 million trips were made on March 3, surpassing the number of February 22, 2018, when the first returning peak occurred. According to Beijing Railway Bureau, it altogether conveyed 1.10 million passengers on the day, an increase of 42.2%. On March 4, Guangzhou South Railway Station welcomed 331 thousand arrivals and saw off 221 thousand departures, also breaking historical record.

As the 2018 Spring Festival Travel Rush will end on March 12, this should be the last peak of the Spring Festival Travel Rush of the year.
Spring Festival Travel Rush Reaches the Returning Peak
Published: Feb. 22, 2018
On February 21, 2018, the Spring Festival Travel Rush reaches the first returning peak. According to Beijing Railway Bureau, the returning train passengers arriving in the three main railway stations in Beijing amounted to 550 thousand on the day, setting a new record. The passenger traffic in the three major railway stations of Shanghai also totaled more than 450 thousand. Two following peaks will arrive respectively on February 24 and March 3.

The stations have now adopted several measures to evacuate the huge passenger flow. For safety concern, passengers are not advised to go to the stations too early. Two to three hours in advance are fine.
2018 Spring Festival Travel Rush Kicked off on February 1st
Published: Feb. 02, 2018
The 2018 Spring Festival Travel Rush, also known as "Chunyun", has begun since February 1st, 2018. According to China Railway Corporation, 8.14 million trips were made by railway on the first day, setting a new record. It's expected the number in the following days will be higher, especially around February 16, the lunar New Year's Day. Temporary trains, including overnight high speed sleepers, will be put into use for passengers' convenience.

During the days of Spring Travel Rush, namely, from February 1 to March 12 this year, passenger traffic is huge in nearly all railway stations. It requires more time for picking up tickets, security check, and entering the station. Therefore, please collect your ticket in advance and arrive at the railway station at least two hours before.
Chongqing - Guiyang High Speed Railway to Operate since January 25, 2018
Published: Jan. 17, 2018
Chongqing - Guiyang High Speed Railway, currently under test run, is expected to operate since January 25, 2018. Tickets are available since January 19, 2018.

Once opened, the railway will shorten the journey between Chongqing and Guiyang to 2 hours only and Chengdu and Guiyang to 3.5 hours. A second class seat costs CNY 129 between Chongqing and Guiyang; and CNY 275 between Chengdu and Guiyang.

Altogether 38 pairs of high speed trains will run along this way, including those between Guiyang North and Xian North, Guiyang North and Chengdu East, Guiyang North and Chongqing West, and Chengdu East and Kunming South.

As the railway starts from Chongqing West Railway Station to Guiyang North Railway Station, the newly-built Chongqing West Railway Station will be put into service on the open date.
Some Trains on January 4, 2018 Stopped Operation Due to Heavy Snow
Published: Jan. 04, 2018
Due to the heavy snowfall in Shaanxi, Henan, Hubei, Anhui, and Jiangsu provinces, some trains on January 4, 2018 have been canceled. Beijing - Guangzhou, Zhengzhou - Xuzhou, Zhengzhou - Xian, and Xian - Chengdu high speed railways are all affected and a speed limit is adopted.

Some trains between Beijing West Railway Station and Wuhan, Xian North, and Handan East stopped operation temporarily, including G585, G669, G6735, G665, G586, G662, and G656. Passengers holding the tickets should get a refund at railway stations within 30 days. Those who will travel in the following days please keep an eye on the latest schedule.
Train Tickets for 2018 Spring Festival Travel Rush Available since January 3, 2018
Published: Dec. 26, 2017
In 2018, the Spring Festival Travel Rush begins from February 1 and ends at March 12, with the busiest days being February 14 to 16. As there is a pre-sale period of 30 days, train tickets are available since January 3, 2018, and those for the busiest days available since January 16. Planning to travel during the Chinese New Year? Book a ticket from TCG as early as possible and we will try best to get it for you once tickets are available. TravelChinaGuide accepts booking no matter how far in advance it is.
New Railway Timetable to be Carried Out since Dec. 28, 2017
Published: Dec. 15, 2017
Because of the newly-opened Xian - Chengdu High Speed Railway and the Jiujiang - Jingdezhen - Quzhou Railway to be opened soon in late December 2017, relevant changes have been made to the railway timetable. The new timetable will be put into use since December 28, 2017 and passengers wishing to travel after that day should double check schedule.

Major changes are:

1. 50 additional pairs of bullet trains will run on Xian - Chengdu High Speed Railway, including 21 pairs between Xian North and Chengdu East, 7 pairs between Xian North and Chongqing North, 13 pairs between Xian North and Hanzhong, 4 pairs between Zhengzhou East and Chengdu East, 1 pair between Chengdu East and Xuzhou East, 2 pairs between Taiyuan South and Chongqing West, and 2 pairs between Taiyuan South and Chengdu East.

2. Fuxing Model will first run in western China, including G89/90 between Beijing West and Chengdu East and G96/834 between Guangzhou South and Lanzhou West.

3. 15 pairs of trains will run on Jiujiang - Jingdezhen - Quzhou Railway, which pass through many tourist attractions such as Wuyuan, Jingdezhen, Poyang Lake, Mount Lushan, and Mount Sanqingshan.

In addition, the Chongqing - Guiyang Railway is scheduled to open in January 2018, which will shorten the ride between Xian and Guiyang to 7 hours.
Train Tickets for 2018 New Year Holiday Available since Dec. 12, 2017
Published: Dec. 12, 2017
As the timetable adjustment was finished on December 11, 2017, the 30-day pre-sale period has resumed since December 12, 2017. It means that passengers can now buy the tickets for 2018 New Year Holiday, which will last for three days from December 30, 2017 to January 1, 2018. For the fact that many will go on a short trip during the period, the tickets are expected in great demand. Passengers wishing to travel by train are advised to get a ticket well in advance.
Xian-Chengdu High Speed Railway to be Operated since December 6, 2017
Published: Dec. 04, 2017
The long-awaited Xian-Chengdu High Speed Railway is finally announced to be operated since December 6, 2017. After it is opened, the travel journey by train between Xian and Chengdu will be reduced from twelve to about 4.5 hours. The second class seat price is CNY 263 and the first class seat costs CNY 397. Tickets dated before December 26, 2017 are available now, but TCG can accept your booking even though it's later than the date.

Though this railway zigzags through numerous tunnels on its way, mobile signals are guaranteed thanks to advanced technology. Outlets with USB interfaces can be found near the seats, very beneficial to passengers.
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