Chongqing-Hong Kong High-speed Railway in service
A passenger taking selfie in the train
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- At 8:20 on July 11th, G319 High-speed Train departed from Chongqingxi Railway Station, which is the first one runs from Chongqing to Hong Kong. And 7 hours and 37 minutes later, it arrived at Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station after stopping by 6 railway stations in service along the rail.
Passenger waiting to have their tickets checked
It takes 7 hours and a half to Hong Kong
At 7:30 in the morning, many passengers were lining up at Ticket Check 11 of Chongqingxi Railway Station. Most of them came to take the first train from Chongqing to Hong Kong.
“The instant I saw the news, I started to grab tickets online.” Miss Zhang said that though this was her second trip to Hong Kong, she still was looking forward to it. The most anticipated is the experience on this train. “A second-class seat is 600 yuan or so, about half the air ticket price.”
Like Miss Zhang, the 66-year-old Liu Guojian came to experience this trip with his wife. He has been to Hong Kong for many times, and the operation of direct trains from Chongqing to Hong Kong made him satisfied for the price and other factors. “Taking planes seems to be faster, but it takes about 4 hours to the airports in Chongqing and Hong Kong, so it will cost more time than taking high-speed trains.”
The G319 High-speed Train will run on the Chongqing-Guizhou Railway, Guiyang-Guangzhou High-speed Railway and Guangzhou-Hong Kong High-speed Railway, stopping at railways stations including Zunyi, Guiyangdong, Guilinxi, Zhaoqingdong, Guangzhounan and Shenzhenbei. It departs from Chongqingxi Railway Station at 8:20 and arrives at Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station at 15:57, 7 hours and 37 minutes in total. The second-class seat costs 660 yuan. It means that Miss Zhang, Liu Guojian and other passengers can have Chongqing noodles in Chongqing in the morning and have afternoon tea in Hong Kong in the afternoon.
Liu Guojian and his wife showing their tickets
(Translated by Mao Qiao, Fathom Language Limited)