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New Bullet Sleeper Trains Put into Use Since July 2017
Published: Jul. 04, 2017
Since July 2017, new bullet sleeper trains have been put into use. Double-deck beds are arranged on both sides of the aisle, in parallel with the running direction of the train. A window is set up for each bed, enabling all passengers to have a view out of the window. There is a bed curtain to give passengers private spaces, as if the bed were a mobile hotel. Convenient facilities like table, reading lamp, outlet, coat and hat hook, and pants hanger can all be found around the bed. Besides, the length between the upper bed and the ceiling has been improved to leave more space for upper bed passengers. They can sit comfortably on beds.

At present, only D311 and D312 operating between Beijing South and Shanghai adopt this new type. A full ticket costs CNY 650. Often departing at evening and getting to destination in the morning, these trains not only save passengers' travel time, but also provide higher comfort level.
China's Newly-developed "Fuxing" Bullet Train Unveiled on June 26, 2017
Published: Jun. 27, 2017
On June 26, 2017, China's newly-developed "Fuxing" bullet train made its debuts on Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway. G124 and G123, adopting this train model, respectively depart from Beijing South Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. Since July 1, 2017, G1, G2, G3, G4, G12, G107, G142 and G143 will all adopt this new model.

With a designated top running speed of 400 km/h (249 mph), Fuxing is expected to run faster than most high speed trains at present, namely the Harmony Model or Hexiehao in Chinese. Different from the exterior appearance of Harmony Model in white or grey with blue belts, Fuxing is colored in white or grey with red belts.

The space between seats is broader and the second class seats are longer than usual. Standard 220v outlets are provided in front and back of seats and USB is provided as well. What's more, passengers have free access to Wifi on the whole way. It's time to make a Fuxing ride to expect what a bullet train can bring you.
Urumqi-Astana International Train Opened
Published: Jun. 27, 2017
An international train between Urumqi in Xinjiang China and Astana in Kazakhstan has been opened since June 7, 2017. It is a sleeper train with 180 hard sleeper berths, departing daily from Urumqi at 19:02 and Astana at 10:52. It enters and exits from China via Helgas Port. A single trip takes about 24 hours and a full ticket costs CNY 692. The tickets pre-sale period is 60 days before departure.

Compared with the previous Sino-Kazakhstan train passing Alataw Pass, this one saves passengers' time for nearly 10 hours and the price is almost CNY 100 lower.
Zhangjiakou-Hohhot High Speed Railway Put into Test Run
Published: Jun. 14, 2017
Zhangjiakou-Hohhot High Speed Railway, the first of its kind in Inner Mongolia, has been put into commissioning since June 13, 2017. The railway is basically located in north China and spans from Zhangjiakou near Beijing in the east to Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia in the west, passing by Ulanqab. Ulanqab-Hohhot section on this railway is promising to open in July 2017.
Baoji-Lanzhou High Speed Railway to be Operated Since July 2017
Published: Jun. 06, 2017
After five years' construction, Baoji-Lanzhou High Speed Railway finally is announced to be operated since July 1, 2017. It is a section of Xuzhou-Lanzhou High Speed Railway and connects with Lanzhou-Xinjiang High Speed Railway to the west, thus linking the eastern city Xuzhou with the western city Urumqi and forming the longest high speed railway in the world.

With the opening of this railway, 44 pairs of bullet trains will run between Lanzhou West Station and Beijing, Guangzhou, Xian, Taiyuan, etc. The travel between Baoji and Lanzhou will be shortened to 2 hours, and Xian and Lanzhou to 3 hours.
Train Timetable to be Changed Since July 2017
Published: Jun. 01, 2017
China Railway Corporation is going to adjust the current timetable since July 1, 2017. Consequently, the tickets on and after June 28 can only be bought from June 6, instead of having a 30-day pre-sale period. Passengers should pay attention to the real-time schedule in case their train is cancelled or the departure time is changed.
Ticket Price for Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway Extension Dropped
Published: Jun. 01, 2017
As of June 1, 2017, ticket price for Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway Extension has dropped. Passengers can have a discount of about 41.5% when taking a train on the extension line, namely the line between Tianjin and Yujiapu. As long as the departure station and arrival station both belong to the four stations on the line, ie., Tianjin, Junliangcheng North, Tanggu, and Yujiapu, they can enjoy the policy.
Extra Trains Put into Use during the Dragon Boat Festival
Published: May. 23, 2017
During the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival from May 28 to May 30, 2017, extra trains will be put into operation, mainly heading for popular tourist destinations like Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Kunming, Xining, and Lhasa.

Tickets for the holiday are hard to get, especially for May 27 and May 28. Passengers wishing to have a trip during the holiday are advised to book tickets as soon as possible and set aside at least two hours for collecting the ticket, security checking and boarding at the railway station.
Construction of Xian-Yan'an Intercity High Speed Railway to Commence
Published: May. 22, 2017
Xian-Yan'an Intercity High Speed Railway is going to be constructed since 2017. According to the current plan, the railway starts from Xian North Railway Station and goes northward, passing Yanliang District of Xian, Tongchuan City, and counties like Yijun, Huangling, Luochuan, Fuxian, and Ganquan, and finally ends at Yan'an City. When completed, the railway will enable passengers to travel between Xian and Yan'an within an hour, two hours faster than the current bullet train.
Saver Pass for Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Trains Started to Issue on May 1, 2017
Published: May. 04, 2017
Starting from May 1, 2017, the saver pass for Beijing-Tianjin railway has been issued, covering Beijing South-Tianjin, Beijing South-Wuqing, Beijing South-Tanggu, Beijing South-Yujiapu, and Beijing South-Junliangcheng North routes. The pass is classified into golden type and silver type, respectively applicable for first class seats and second class seats. The cost for the pass is the discounted ticket price multiplied by the allowed trip number. The pass is valid for one year from the date of issue. Passengers can take passport and go to Beijing South, Tianjin, Wuqing, Tanggu, or Yujiapu Railway Station to apply for it.

TypeAllowed Trip NumbersDiscountPrice (CNY)
Golden Pass205%1,240
6010%3,510
9015%4,995
Silver Pass205%1,030
6010%2,940
10015%4,600
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