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Beijing - Zhangjiakou High Speed Train Has Operated since Dec.30 2019
Published: Dec. 31, 2019
On December 30, 2019, the high speed railway between Beijing and Zhangjiakou formally opened. It starts from Beijing North railway station and Qinghe, passing by 10 stations along the way including Changping, Badaling Great Wall, and Xuanhua North. The total distance is 174 km (108 mi) and the highest design speed is 350 km/h (217 mph). Now, it only takes 47 minutes to travel between Beijing Qinghe Station and Zhangjiakou in Hebei Province.

What's more, the Badaling Badaling Great Wall Railway Station, also the deepest high speed railway station in the world (102 meter (335ft)) opened along with the railway, is only about 2 minutes' walk to the famous Badaling Great Wall. That makes it possible for tourists to arrive at Badaling Great Wall from Beijing within 35 minutes.
Chengdu - Guiyang High Speed Railway Has Opened since Dec.16, 2019
Published: Dec. 17, 2019
The high speed railway connecting to Chengdu and Guiyang was completely opened on December, 16, 2019. The railway starts from Chengdu, passing by Meishan, Leshan, Yibin, Weixin County, Zhenxiong County, Bijie and then to Guiyang, with a stretch of 648 km (403 mi). In fact, the Chengdu - Leshan and Leshan - Yibin sections of the railway had opened in past years. Now, the newly opened section from Yibin to Guiyang is about 372 km (231 mi) long with an initial operating speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The travel time between Chengdu and Guiyang has also been shortened to about 3 hours from 7.5 hours.
Train Tickets for 2020 Spring Festival Travel Rush will be on Sale since Dec. 12, 2019
Published: Dec. 10, 2019
The 2020 Spring Festival Travel rush will start from January 10 to February 18, 2020 and last for 40 days. As train tickets for the Spring Festival travel rush will be on sale at most one month in advance, thus most of the train tickets can be booked since December 12, 2020.

The Spring Festival travel rush can be the busiest period around Chinese New Year and all the public transportation face severe challenges, especially the trains. The train tickets will be in great demand as all the Chinese families want to reunite for the most important festival and holiday. Travelers are recommended to book tickets as early as possible if you have any travel plan during this period.
Zhengzhou - Fuyang, Shangqiu - Hefei and Zhengzhou - Xiangyang High Speed Railways Opened since Dec. 1, 2019
Published: Dec. 02, 2019
Three high speed railways in Chinese central plain area including Zhengzhou - Fuyang, Shangqiu - Hefei and Zhengzhou - Xiangyang section formally opened on December 1, 2019. All the three railways allow the highest speed of 350 km/h (217 mph) and offer a great convenience to travel in the cities of Yangtze River Delta, central plain and Huaihai Economic Zone. The opening of the 3 railways greatly shorten the travel time among Zhengzhou, Hefei and Hangzhou. The travel time between Zhengzhou and Hefei is cut 5 hours and 2.5 hours are shortened between Shangqiu and Hefei.

Zhengzhou - Fuyang: The railway has a total distance of 276 km (172 mi) between Zhengzhou South and Fuyang West, along with other 9 stations such as Kaifeng, Xuchang and Zhoukou.

Shangqiu - Hefei: The railway starting from Shangqiu Henan to Hefei Anhui is about 378 km (235 mi) long and it passes along the cities including Bozhou, Fuyang, and Huainan.

Zhengzhou - Xiangyang: It is a part of the Zhengzhou - Chongqing high speed railway and it stretches about 389 km (242 mi). The bullet train starts from Zhengzhou East, passing along Xuchang, Pingdingshan, Nanyang and Dengzhou to Xiangyang Hubei.
Wuhan - Shiyan High Speed Railway Opened since Nov. 29, 2019
Published: Nov. 29, 2019
From November 29, 2019 on, the high speed train started to operate between Wuhan and Shiyan and there are 30 pairs of bullet trains at the beginning of the operation. After the adjustment of the schedule on December 30, 2019, then there will be about 40 pairs of the trains on normal days, 6 additional ones on weekends and more 12 pairs in the peak season.

The Wuhan - Shiyan Railway is about 399 km (248 mi) long with the allowed top speed of of 350 km/h (217 mph). There are 13 stations along the way and it connects several famous historical cities like Wuhan, Xiaogan, Suizhou, and Xiangyang. It is also dubbed as the most beautiful high speed railway in Hubei Province as it passes along the attractions including the Yellow Crane Tower, Longzhong Scenic Area, and Wudang Mountain.
First Ring High Speed Railway in Shandong will be Opened Since Nov. 26. 2019
Published: Nov. 22, 2019
From November 26, 2019 on, the Rizhao - Qufu section of the southern Shandong high speed railway will be formally opened, and thus the first ring high speed railway in Shandong Province will also be formed. The ring high speed railway connects a lot of major cities of Shandong including Jinan, Tai'an, Qufu, Linyi, Rizhao, Qingdao, Weifang, and Zibo. This is undoubtedly a good chance for travelers to have a round trip in Shandong.

There will be 3 pairs of bullet trains starting and ending in the same station operated in the circle high speed railway since November 27: G5555/8, G5557/6 from Jinan to Jinan, G5565/8, G5567/6 from Jinan West to Jinan West and G5535/8/5, G5536/7/6 from Linyi North to Linyi North. However, the specific routes and schedules have not been declared yet. Passengers can pay more attention to the schedule on TCG in recent days.
Chinese High Speed Train Ticket Fare will be Adjusted in Dec. 2019
Published: Nov. 08, 2019
Tickets fare of more than 400 pairs of high speed trains in the southeast coastal area of China will be adjusted, according to China Railway Shanghai Group. From December 1, 2019 on, the ticket fares of some trains will be increased as some others will be cut a little. For example, the original prices of G59 from Ningbo to Taizhou are: Second Class Seat CNY 53, First Class Seat CNY 85, and Business Class Seat CNY 160. After the adjustment, they will be respectively CNY 50, 81, and 152. As for the D3145 from Shanghai Hongqiao to Xiamen North, the tickets fares will be increased a lot, from CNY621 of First Class Seat and 338 of Second Class Seat to CNY 657 and 411.

Besides that, the ticket price of the second class seat on bullet train from Baoji South to Lanzhou West will be cut from CNY 123 to 96. But generally the ticket prices of popular train routes will be raised. Travelers who want to take these popular routes are recommended to book tickets before December.
Rizhao - Qufu High Speed Railway will Open in Late Nov. 2019
Published: Nov. 01, 2019
The Rizhao - Qufu section of the southern Shandong high speed railway will open in late November 2019. The railway is 237.6 km (147.6 mi) long with a design speed of 350 km/h (217 mph), starting from Rizhao West to Qufu East. There are 8 stations along the way including Lijizhai, Linyi North, Feixian North, Mengshan and Sishui South.

After it opened, the railway will connect to Beijing - Shanghai, Jinan - Qingdao, Qingdao - Yancheng railways. The travel time between Qingdao and Linyi will be shortened to about 1 hour from 3.5 hours. It is also possible to control the travel time between Jinan and Rizhao within 2 hours.
Chengdu - Xining High Speed Train Operated since Oct. 15, 2019
Published: Oct. 16, 2019
At 11:56 on October 15, the high speed train CR200J departed from Chengdu East Station to Xining, which is the first bullet train operated between Chengdu and Xining. The green train runs with a speed of 160 km/h (99 mph), passing the stations including Suining, Langzhong, Guangyuan, Longnan, Hadapu, Lanzhou, Pinganyi. The travel time of the fastest D766/D768 train is only about 10 hours, which decreased a lot from the original 15 hours. At present, the ticket fare of the first class seat is CNY455 and the second class seat costs CNY285.
New Train Schedule Implemented since Oct. 11, 2019
Published: Oct. 12, 2019
From October 11, 2019 on, Chinese trains will run a new schedule. Some routes have been adjusted and passengers should pay attention to the change for a smoother trip. About 22 trains in Guangxi are optimized and the bullet trains between Shenzhen North and Guilin North add additional carriages. The starting stations of G698/G696, originally between Taiyuan South and Changsha South, now extend to Guiyang North.

41 pairs of trains are opened for the first time. For example:

Nanjing - Nantong Qidong 7 pair

Xiamen - Meizhou, 2 pair, travel time cut from 5.5 to 2 hours

Also, the travel time between Jinan and Rizhao cut to 3 hours. Qingdao to Yantai and Weihai increased to 5 pairs of trains and the travel times are within 2 hours.
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