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More Trains to Open as Summer Travel Rush Coming
Published: Jul. 03, 2019
The summer travel rush starts from July 1 to August 31, 2019 and it is estimated that there will be more than 720 million train passengers during 62 days. More tourists will flow to the popular cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Chongqing. Nevertheless, more trains will also be put into use during the period.

The high speed train between Shenyang and Chongqing is among them. Travelers can take bullet train from Shenyang North direct to Chongqing West. At present, there are only 2 pairs of normal speed trains and the durations are about 40-42 hours. The high speed train will cut about 23 hours' travel time and it will only take about 16 hours between the two cities by then.
Lanzhou - Dunhuang Bullet Train to Operate since July 10, 2019
Published: Jun. 26, 2019
The construction of Dunhuang railway has come to an end and the bullet train will be operated from July 10, 2019 on. The speed of the railway is improved to 160km/h (99 mph) from the original 120 km/h (75 mph). It is a great news for visitors who want to travel to Dunhuang from Lanzhou, Jiayuguan and Jiuquan. Once the railway opened, the travel time between Lanzhou and Dunhuang will be cut from 13 hours to about 8 hours. Ticket price is CNY523 for the first class seat and CNY327 for the second class seat. Between Jiayuguan and Dunhuang, the travel time will be decreased to about 2.5 hours and it costs from CNY109 to 174 per person.
Leshan - Yibin High Speed Railway Opened on June 15, 2019
Published: Jun. 17, 2019
The Leshan - Yibin high speed railway is a part of the Chengdu - Guiyang high speed railway and it formally opened since June 15, 2019. The section is 141 km (87.6 mi) long with the design speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The stations along the way include Jianwei, Nixi, and Pingshan. After the open of the section, it is easy for tourists to travel between Chengdu and Yibin and it only takes about 90 minutes. The ticket price from Chengdu to Yibin is CNY176 for first class seat and CNY 110 for second class seat.
58 Stations will Link to Hong Kong as New Train Schedule Carried out in July 2019
Published: Jun. 11, 2019
The railway stations of China's mainland cities connect to Hong Kong will soar to 58 in July. The new stations include Chongqing West, Tianjin West, Nanning East, Zhaoqing East, Shantou, Guiyang East and Baiyangdian.

Besides that, the new schedule of Chinese trains will be implemented since July 10, 2019. After a round of adjustment, it will increase 39 pairs of normal speed trains. More than 150 pairs of trains will be adjusted in route or time. As for the high speed types, there will be 25 additional pairs added to operation. Travel time between lots of cities will be shortened. For instance, the time between Beijing South and Qingdao North G209/210 will be cut about 50 minutes to 3 hours. In addition, more Fuxinghao bullet trains will provide passengers better service.
Rizhao - Lankao High Speed Railway is Expected to Open by the end of 2019
Published: May. 29, 2019
The high speed railway starts from Rizhao to Lankao is a very important railway of Shandong Province. The railway consists of 4 sections: Rizhao - Linyi, Linyi - Qufu, Qufu - Heze and Heze - Lankao. It will pass through several cities of southern Shandong. The whole railway is about 494 km (307 mi) long and its design speed is 350 km/h (217 mph). It is expected to open by the end of 2019 and the railway will connect to the giant Chinese railway network by then. Once it opened, there will be bullet trains departing from Qingdao to Yantai and Weihai. The travel time from Linyi to Beijing will be also cut to 3 hours from 10 hours.
Karamay - Tacheng Railway will Open since May 30, 2019
Published: May. 23, 2019
From May 30, 2019 on, the Karamay - Tacheng railway will open. The whole distance is about 271 km (168 mi) and the duration is around 4 hours. There will be 3 pair of trains operating every day. K9857 and K9855 will depart at 10:10 and 22:00 from Urumqi to Tacheng. K9858 and K9856 will operate at 10:10 and 21:30 from Tacheng to Urumqi. It takes about 9 to 10 hours to travel between the two cities and the ticket fare is from CNY 93 to 263 due to different seats and sleepers. K9859/K9860 will travel between Kuitun and Tacheng and its fare range from CNY 64.5 to 182.5.
Fuzhou - Xiamen High Speed Railway is Expected to Open in 2022
Published: May. 21, 2019
The high speed railway to connect Fuzhou and Xiamen is the first cross-sea high speed railway in China and it is expected to open in 2022. The railway is about 277 km (172 mi) long and its design speed is 350 km/h (217 mph). It passes through Putian, Quanzhou, Zhangzhou and there are 7 stations along the way. Once the railway opened, the travel time will be shortened from 2 hours to 1 hour.
Train Tickets for Dragon Boat Festival from Jun.7-9 Start Selling since May 9, 2019
Published: May. 09, 2019
The Dragon Boat Festival Holiday starts from June 7 to 9. The train tickets for the holiday has been selling from May 9, 2019. The railway tickets to popular tourist destinations such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Nanjing are very hot. Tourists plan to travel by high speed train during the holiday are suggested to book tickets as soon as possible.

However, if the tickets were sold out, you can also consider taking a flight. The ticket price of some air routes is even cheaper than bullet trains.
More Trains Added to Welcome May Day Travel Peak from May 1 to 4, 2019
Published: Apr. 30, 2019
In order to welcome the passenger peak in May Day holiday from May 1 to 4, 2019, there will be 539 pairs of high speed trains and 156.5 pairs of normal speed trains in total added to serve tourists. It is estimated that there will be 68.2 million railway passengers during the 4 days and the last day will welcome a return peak.

48 pairs of trains will be increased in Fuzhou Station, 27 pairs will be added in Shijiazhuang Station, another 299 trains will depart from Beijing Station and there will be 121.5 pairs added in Yangtze River Delta.
Beijing Section of Beijing - Xiong'an Intercity Railway Expected to Open in Sep. 2019
Published: Apr. 22, 2019
The intercity railway between Beijing and Xiong'an started to lay track from April and the Beijing section is expected to open in September. This railway stretches around 92.4 km (57.4 mi) and consists of Beijing and Hebei sections. It connects five stations including Huangcun, New Airport, Gu'an East, Bazhou North and Xiong'an.

The design speed of Beijing section from Beijing to the New Airport (Beijing Daxing International Airport) is 250 km/h (155 mph) and the speed from New Airport to Xiong'an is 350km/h (217 mph). Once the Beijing section opened, it takes only 20 minutes from Beijing West Station to the Daxing International Airport.
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