China Railway Networks is the most complex
and busiest one all over the world. China Railway connects almost
every city and town. In China train signifies safety, convenience
and comfortable. There are several main China railway lines,
they are Jingjiu Line (from north to south), Jingguang Line
(from north to south), Longhai Line (from east to west) and
so on. All the trains depart every day. Nowadays traveling by
train is still main method for Chinese people. Choosing train
you could experience
life in China and enjoy the unique scenery along the way. There
are international trains link China to Europe through Mogolia,
Russia, and arrive London, as well as Vienam, Central East Asia.
These trains namely are Beijing-Moscow, Beijing-Ulan Bator (usually
called Trans-Siberian Railway),Beijing-Hanoi, Vienam, Beijing-Pyongyang,
and now there's a new train from Urumqi-Astana, Kazakhstan'
capital started to run on 27 May 2008. Also there are trains
to Tibet from Beijing, Shanghai, Canton, Xi'an, Lanzhou, and
Xining. You could reach Lahsa from above cities by train. Also
you could take train from Beijing to Kowloon, Hong Kong. Click
right map for a big Clear China Rail Way Map.
There are 7 train types include: Shanghai Maglev
Train, C Train, D Train, Z Train, T Train, K Train and Ordinary
Shanghai Maglev Train : Construction began in April
2001 of the first commercial Transrapid system. Despite the
fact that the maglev was the first revenue-producing point-to-point
high-speed maglev in the world, the system was up and running
by 2004. The 30-km line runs between Pudong Shanghai International
Airport and the Shanghai Lujiazui financial district. An end-to-end
ride takes about eight minutes. A world record for commercial
maglev systems was set on November 12, 2003. A five-section
train achieved the top speed of 501 km/h (311 mph) while another
vehicle passed at 430 km/h on the adjacent track. The Transrapid
in Shanghai has a design speed of over 500 km/h (310 mph) and
a regular service speed of 430 km/h (267 mph). Shanghai Maglev
is the fastest railway system in commercial operation in the
world. Other maglev lines are under consideration in China.
G Train: You
can call it bullet high speed train. It's the most modern
and fast train ever have in mainland China. It runs about
300 Km/ Hour and from Beijing to Shanghai only take 4 hours.
It will be connect Beijing and Xian by this train before
2013. Most train runs in day time and every 15 minutes
departures one bullet.
C Train: The C Train is only between Beijing and
Tianjin which is the first piece of High-grade express passenger
transportation line designed with a speed of 350 km. This kind
of bullet train has such characteristics as long maintenance
cycle, small dusts, low noise and fine-looking, providing a
basic foundation for upgrading railway speed. C train is the
fastest of its kind in service in the world.
D Train: D means"China Railway High-speed (CRH)"
in English or you can called as China Bullet Train. This is
the most advanced train in China. Chinese so-called "D Train"
is similar to "Multiple Unit"(MU) in English, which is a type
of railway vehicle groups. It can reach 200-300km/h.First class
seat and Second class seat can be provided by D Trian.
Z Train: Z means "Express Train" in English. This
kind of train is the most important and modern in China. On
routes it doesn't stop before arriving destination. It's very
comfortable to travel for a long distance but no longer than
1300KM which only take one night. You can board these train
in the night and arrive next morning with a good sleep. Lots
of Chinese business man and foreigners take this kind of train
due to it's comfortable and save one night hotel expenses. The
train is composed of Deluxe Cabin, 2 person with private bath,
safe, Dvd system, as well as outlet for your laptop. Most of
Z train are settled only Soft Sleeper and Deluxe Sleeper, due
to the soft sleeper is much expensive than hard sleeper so it's
for rich people and looks like not crowded. air-conditioned
system, hot water, western styled toilet are no question be
there. Restaurant car serving full meals. The Train Board is
white colour like the train's exterior, see more photos by click
below Train Board.
T Train: T means "Superior Fast" in English. It
always stops in provincial capital cities and big cities. All
of these trains have deluxe cabin, air-condition, restaurant
compartment, toilet and washing room. The ticket classes include
hard seat, soft seat, hard sleeper and soft sleeper. They connect
all of the important cities in China, especia-lly the one that
beyond 1000 KM which can not run Z train, like Beijing-Urumqi,
Beijing-Kunming, since T settled Hard Seat, Soft Seat, Hard
Sleeper which seldom settled in Z train so it's more crowded
than Z train. And they will stop at big cities, not like Z train,
not stop enroute. The Train Board is white colour like the train's
exterior, see more photos by click below Train Board.
K Train: K means "Fast" in English, of cause it's
compared with the slowest one. This kind of train has more stoppings
than T Train. K Train has air-condition system. It also can
make sure that every K Train has restaurant compartment, Chinese
styled toilet and public washing room. The ticket classes include
hard seat, soft seat, hard sleeper and soft sleeper. The Train
Board is red colour like the train's exterior, see more photos
by click below Train Board.
Ordinary Train: This train is named by 4 numbers,
such as train 1461(Beijing-Shanghai) and train 1363(Beijing-Chengdu).
It always stops at every little town enroute, it is the slowest
and ticket is the cheapest in all train types. It always delay
and If you don't hurry to next destination, you can enjoy the
journey with crowded Chinese common people together it's a good
choice, to deeply understand the comman Chinese people's life.
Also you can find the real China from little towns with friendly
venders and villagers .There are hard seat, soft seat, hard
sleeper and soft sleeper avaiable. Most of them don't have air
condition system,so it will be hot if you travel in Summer with
it. Only with Chinese styled toilet and Restaurant Car does
exist. The Train Board is green colour like the train's exterior,
see more photos by click below Train Board.