The Chinese railway will apply a new train diagram from July 1, 2014. 60 more routes will be put into service and 53 are bullet trains, including the following routes:
→ D628, Chengdu – Shanghai (07:41 – 23:56), stops at Chongqing, Enshi, Yichang, Jingzhou, Wuhan, Hefei, Nanjing and Suzhou; the 20 hour journey will be shortened to 15 hours.
→ D2222, Hangzhou – Chengdu (07:35 – 22:51), with major stops at Nanjing, Hefei, Hankou, Yichang, Enshi and Chongqing, the journey will be shortened to 15 hours 20 minutes from 33 hours.
→ D2242, Fuzhou – Chengdu (07:00 – 22:14), the 41.5 hour journey will be greatly shortened to 15 hours and 12 minutes, and the major stops are Nanchang, Wuhan, Jingzhou, Yichang, Enshi and Chongqing.
→ G165, Beijing – Xiamen (08:45 – 21:30), the journey lasts 12 hours and 45 minutes and stops at Tianjin, Jinan, Qufu, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Fuzhou and Quanzhou.
More trains will be put into operation along the Beijing – Shanghai and Beijing to Guangzhou high-speed railways from July 1. Moreover, the high-speed train from Xian to Taiyuan is expected to put into service in July. The 10 hour journey will be shortened to 3 hours and visitors will be able to reach Pingyao Old City from Xian within 2 hours. What's more, the construction of Lanzhou - Urumqi high-speed rail comes to the end, and is expected to put into service by the end of 2014, which will shorten the 20 hour journey to 8 hours.