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No paper ticket is needed to take China trains since 2019
Published: Nov. 26, 2018
From November 22, 2018 on, the pilot project of electronic ticket has been implemented in the Hainan high speed railway. Passengers don't need to collect the paper tickets any more before taking the train.

Overseas passengers who buy the electronic ticket with passport can enter the station via the manual ticket-check tunnel; those buying tickets with Alien's Permanent Residence Permit, the residence permit for Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan residents, and the Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Residents can enter via automatic ticket-check tunnel by scanning that ID certificate.

Since 2019, the policy will be gradually implemented all over China and by end of 2019, the e-tickets will be spread across the country and there will be no more paper tickets.
Harbin - Mudanjiang High Speed Railway will Open by the End of 2018
Published: Nov. 22, 2018
Recently, the Harbin - Mudanjiang high speed train has been in test run and it will start to operate formally by the end of 2018. The total length of the high speed railway is 293 km (182 mi) and its designed speed is 250 km/h (155 mph). There are 11 railway stations in total including Xinxiangfang North, Maoershan West, Shangzhi South, Weihe West and Hailin North. This is also the northernmost high speed railway of China's high speed rail network. Once it opened, the travel time between Harbin and Mudanjiang will be shortened from 4 hours 17 minutes to less than 2 hours.
Jinan - Qingdao Bullet Train will Run with the Speed of 350 km/h since December, 2018
Published: Nov. 16, 2018
The Jinan - Qingdao high speed railway which passes through the whole Shandong Peninsula with a total length of 308 km (191 mi) will open by the end of 2018. The railway starts from Jinan East Station to Hongdao Station and the cities along the way include Zhangqiu, Zouping, Zibo, Qingzhou, Weifang, Gaomi and Jiaozhou. This is an electrified railway and its designed speed reaches 350 km/h (217 mph), which means the travel time between Jinan and Qingdao can be cut to 1 hour from 2.5 hours. What's more, from Jinan to Yantai and Rizhao, the travel time will also be shortened to about 2 hours.
Qingdao - Yancheng High Speed Railway to Open since December, 2018
Published: Nov. 15, 2018
The high speed railway which starts from the Qingdao North Station and ends in Yancheng North Station will open since the next month. The total distance is 429 km (267 mi) and the designed speed is 200 km/h. The stations along the way include Qingdao West, Rizhao West, Ganyu, Lianyungang, Haizhou and Funing East. Once the railway is opened, the travel time from Yancheng to Lianyungang, Qingdao and Beijing will be shortened to 1 hour, 2.5 hours and 6.5 hours. Also, the travel time from Lianyungang to Beijing and Shanghai will be cut a lot.
Hangzhou - Huangshan High Speed Trains will run since December, 2018
Published: Nov. 09, 2018
Hangzhou - Huangshan High Speed Railway is expected to open since December, 2018 and the train schedule has been issued recently. The total length of the whole railway is 265km (165 mi) and its designed speed is 250km/h. This is also a golden tourism line to connect several famous scenic areas such as Hangzhou, Fuchun River, Thousand Islets Lake and Yellow Mountain. There will be more than 30 pairs of bullet trains operating between the two cities every day. Once it opened, the travel time between Hangzhou and Huangshan will be shortened to 1.5 hours and it takes only about 4 hours between Nanjing and Huangshan.
Shenyang - Chengde Bullet Train to Open by the End of 2018
Published: Nov. 01, 2018
On October 30, 2018, the test run of the Shenyang - Chengde high speed train had been finished, which means that it will be formally operated by the end of this year. The Shenyang - Chengde high speed railway is a section of the Beijing - Shenyang high speed line, which stretches at a total length of 698 km (434 mi) to connect Chengde, Chaoyang, Fuxin and Shenyang. Meanwhile, it will link with 8 high speed railways including Harbin - Dalian, Shenyang - Dandong, Changchun - Jilin and Harbin - Mudanjiang. The whole railway is expected to open in 2020 and the designed speed is 350 km/h (217 mi/h). Once opened, the travel time between Beijing and Shenyang will be shortened to 2.5 hours, and Beijing and Harbin will be shortened to 4 hours.
Train Passengers to Shanghai Accept Double Security Checks from Oct. 31 to Nov. 11, 2018
Published: Oct. 26, 2018
From October 31 to November 11, 2018, the passengers who take a high speed train to Shanghai from Zhengzhou and Xiamen need to accept double security checks in Zhengzhou Railway Station, Zhengzhou East Station, Xiamen Station and Xiamen North Station. These stations will set up a special security area in waiting room and it will take more time for passengers to board the train. So the passengers are suggested to arrive at stations at least one to two hours in advance. What's more, passengers had better take water bottles or drinks out of the baggage in advance to shorten the time of security inspection.
Chengdu-Pujiang High Speed Railway to Open by the End of 2018
Published: Oct. 19, 2018
The high speed railway connecting Chengdu and Pujiang is expected to open by the end of this year. The total distance of the railway is about 98 kilometers (60 miles) and the design speed is 200km/h (124 mi/h). There are 8 stations including Wenjiang, Yangma, Chongzhou, Dayi, Qionglai, Xilai, Pujiang, Chaoyang Lake along the way.

In addition, this is a part of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway and it will extend to Lhasa, Tibet in the future. The Sichuan-Tibet Railway is one of the largest and most difficult railway projects in the world, which has a distance of 1,742 km (1,082 miles). It is expected to fully open in 2026 and once it is opened, the travel time between Chengdu and Tibet will be shortened to 13 hours from 48 hours by train.
Chengdu - Guiyang High Speed Railway to Open by the End of 2019
Published: Oct. 11, 2018
On October 10, 2018, the first pair of tracks was laid on the Yunnan-Guiyang section of the Chengdu-Guiyang high speed railway, which represented the start of the track laying stage of the whole railway. The Chengdu-Guiyang railway starts from Chengdu and passes through the Sichuan, Yunnan, Guiyang provinces. The whole line is about 515km (320 miles) long and it is expected to be completed and opened by the end of 2019. Once it is opened, the travel time between Chengdu and Guiyang will be shortened to less than 3 hours.
The Railway between Harbin and Jiamusi will open since September, 30, 2018
Published: Sep. 28, 2018
The railway between Harbin and Jiamusi is located in the central and eastern part of Heilongjiang Province and it has a total length of 344 kilometers (214 miles) with a designed speed of 200 km/h. There are 19 stations including Taipingqiao, Binxi North, Binzhou, Fangzheng, Yilan along the railway. At the beginning, there will be 13 pairs of trains running between Harbin West and Jiamusi and the travel time between the two places will be shortened to 2 hours from about 6 hours. In addition, the train tickets will start to be issued since 9:00 on September, 29, 2018.
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