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New Train Timetable Is to be Adopted Since April 10, 2018

Published: Apr. 09, 2018

Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Train
A high speed train is leaving from Beijing

As of April 10, 2018, China Railway Corporation will adopt a new train timetable, in pursuit of the highest transport capacity. In comparison with the current timetable, the most eye-catching adjustment is the wider use of Fuxinghao, China’s most advanced and world’s fastest high speed trains. In addition, extra bullet trains will run on some newly-opened high speed railways, such as the Xian - Chengdu and Shijiazhuang - Jinan high speed railways.

More Fuxinghao Trains Will be Put Into Use

On June 26, 2017, Fuxinghao made its debut on the Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Railway, with the top running speed of 350 km/h (217mph). Owning to its wider space, comfortable environment, convenient facilities, and higher safety index, it gained the favor of passengers soon. During the 2018 Spring Festival Travel Rush, passengers had a great user experience on Fuxinghao trains by ordering meals and specialties online, and paying for onboard services with cash, or by WeChat, Alipay, and swiping cards.

The satisfying performance of Fuxinghao trains encouraged the expanded use of them. After this adjustment, additional eight pairs of Fuxinghao will run on Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Railway, cutting the shortest travel time between Beijing and Shanghai from 4 hours 24 minutes to 4 hours and 18 minutes.

Besides, 31 extra pairs of Fuxinghao will run on the Beijing - Tianjin Intercity High Speed Railway, making it the rail route with the most Fuxinghao in service throughout the country.

More Bullet Trains to Run on Newly-opened High Speed Railways

After the new timetable is adopted, three extra pairs of bullet trains will run daily on the Shijiazhuang - Jinan High Speed Railway, including D1621/2, D1623/4, and D1625/6. On peak travel season, D4152/1 will also be operated. Two extra pairs of bullet trains will run on the Xian - Chengdu High Speed Railway, respectively between Zhengzhou and Chengdu, and Zhengzhou and Chongqing.

2018 Welcomes More High Speed Railways

As it is indicated from the adjustment, high speed trains lead the trend of future transportation means. The high speed railway network develops in a fast and sound way. In 2018, several high speed railways will be opened, including the Kunming - Dali, Hangzhou - Huangshan, Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong, and Jinan - Qingdao railways. The short-distance railways between travel destinations make weekend tours feasible and are expected to win popularity among passengers.

It’s worth mentioning that the opening of Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong High Speed Railway in the third quarter of 2018 will greatly benefit international travelers wishing to enter mainland China from Hong Kong. It will connect Hong Kong not only with Shenzhen and Guangzhou, but also with other major tourism destinations in Mainland China like Beijing, Shanghai and Changsha.

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