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A Series of Tourism Trains Have Been Operated in China for Spring Trips
Published: Mar. 16, 2021
As temperature keeps rising these days, flowers begin to bloom vividly, attracting lots of tourists. For passengers' convenience, the China Railway Cooperation has operated a series of tourism trains recently for spring trips, such as the high speed train from Xi'an to Hanzhong in Shaanxi Province for appreciating rape flowers, Y136/7 between Deyang and Chengdu in Sichuan Province, and those in the south region of the Yangtze River. Travelling by these trains, you will stop over some scenic spots on the way and have an unusual experience.

Beijing - Harbin High Speed Railway Fully Opened Since January 22, 2021
Published: Jan. 26, 2021
With the completion of Beijing - Chengde section, the entire Beijing - Harbin High Speed Railway finally opened since January 22, 2021. In the initial period after the railway is opened, 12 pairs of bullet trains will run daily at the top speed of 300 km/h. The travel duration between Beijing and Shenyang by high speed train is cut to three hours around, and the duration between Beijing and Harbin is about five hours only.
New Train Timetable Will Be Adopted as of January 20, 2021
Published: Jan. 19, 2021
Starting from January 20, 2021, the new train timetable of China will be adopted to better serve passengers and cope with the Spring Festival Travel Rush. With 325 trains added, the amount of China's passenger trains will reach 10,203. The tickets for the newly-adjusted trains have been on sale since December 22, 2020.
Train Tickets for 2021 Spring Festival Travel Rush On Sale Since December 30, 2020
Published: Dec. 29, 2020
The 2021 Spring Festival Travel Rush will start from January 28 and end at March 8, 2021, lasting for 40 days. According to the tradition of releasing tickets 30 days before the train departure date of China Railway Corporation, train tickets for 2021 Spring Festival Travel Rush will be on sale since December 30, 2020.

Passengers are advised to book a ticket in advance if planning to travel during this period, especially for the peak days of February 4, February 10, February 11, February 17, and February 26.
Flexible Pricing Introduced to Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Trains Since Dec. 23, 2020
Published: Dec. 24, 2020
Starting from December 23, 2020, flexible pricing has been introduced to Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Railway, the busiest railway line in China. High speed trains operating between Beijing and Shanghai with a speed of 300 to 350 kph will see a change in ticket price.

Previously, the ticket fares were fixed. Now, they have been optimized and fluctuate in response to journey duration, season, class of seats, etc. On the first day that the dynamic pricing took effect, the lowest fare of a second-class seat was CNY 498, a drop of 10%. By comparison, the highest fare of a second-class seat reached CNY 598, increased by 8%.
Yinchuan - Xi'an High Speed Railway to Open Since Dec. 26, 2020
Published: Dec. 16, 2020
The newly-constructed Yinchuan - Xi'an High Speed Railway is now under commissioning and expected to formally open since December 26, 2020. This route connects the two provincial capitals and will shorten the travel duration between the two cities from 15 hours to merely 3.5 hours.

Along the way, there are 17 stations, including Yinchuan, Hedong Airport, Lingwu North, Wuzhong, Hui'anbu, Tianshuibu, Huanxian, Quzi, Qingcheng, Qingyang, Ningxian, Binzhou East, Yongshou West, Qianxian, Liquan South, Xianyang North and Xi'an North.
Train Tickets for 2021 New Year Holiday Available since Dec. 3, 2020
Published: Dec. 09, 2020
As per the rules of the China Railway authority, the train tickets for the 2021 New Year Holiday from January 1 to 3 have been on sale since Dec. 3, 2020. Passengers who plan to travel during the holiday please book a ticket in advance.

Considering the epidemic situation, it's advised to wear a mask during the whole train ride. If possible, you can change the travel plan to avoid crowds.
Zhengzhou - Taiyuan High Speed Railway to Open in December 2020
Published: Nov. 17, 2020
According to the news from China railway authority, the Zhengzhou - Taiyuan high speed railway is going to open in December 2020. By that time, the travel duration between Zhengzhou and Taiyuan will be cut to only two hours, and the duration between Jiaozuo and Taiyuan will be merely 1.5 hours.

Currently, the railway is undergoing a series of commissioning tests to be prepared for the official opening.
Xi'an - Yinchuan High Speed Railway Starts Whole-line Commissioning
Published: Oct. 22, 2020
On October 20, 2020, the high speed train departing from Yinchuan arrived at Xi'an North Railway Station, marking that the Xi'an - Yinchuan High Speed Railway has entered the phase of whole-line commissioning.

Constructed from the end of 2015, this railway starts from Xi'an, passing by Xianyang, Qingyang, Wuzhong, and finally ends at Yinchuan. There are totally 20 stations along the way. The whole line measures about 618 km (384 miles), with a designed top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). It's expected to officially run at the end of 2020. By that time, the train travel length between Xi'an and Yinchuan will be shortened to merely three hours around.
China to Implement New Train Schedule since Oct. 11
Published: Oct. 12, 2020
According to the China Railway Group Limited, a new train schedule had been put into use since 0 a.m. October 11, 2020. As more trains added to the new train plan, there are totally 9,800 trains operating in the Chinese train network.

The new schedule improves the transport capacity significantly in eastern Fujian and western Zhejiang areas. For example, after the opening of the Quzhou - Ningde Railway, it firstly connects 8 counties in Zhejiang and Fujian which had no trains in the past, and 2 trains were separately added between Qingyuan and Shanghai South, Qingyuan and Hangzhou.

Besides that, about 25 pairs of trains were added between Lanzhou West and Xining, among which 4 trains were added between Lanzhou - Urumqi West and Xining - Xi'an North. And thus passengers can also take direct trains from Xi'an to Urumqi. The travel time between Lanzhou and Xining has also been cut to 1 hour.

Also, since then, there is one pair of high speed trains operating between Jinan and Guiyang, which takes only 12 hours, less about 23 hours than the original normal speed trains.
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