Zhengzhou – Chongqing High-speed Railway to be opened to traffic on June 20
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- On June 15, the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. released the news that a new train diagram will be used for the national railway from 0:00 on June 20, with Zhengzhou – Chongqing High-speed Railway to be opened to traffic, and the journey between Beijingxi Railway Station to Chongqingbei Railway Station will be about 6 hours and 46 minutes. After the new train diagram put into use, Chongqing Railway Station (Caiyuanba Railway Station) will also stop passenger service.
Taking the high standard operation of trains in Beijing – Wuhan Section of Beijing – Guangzhou High-speed Railway with normal speed at 350km per hour as an opportunity, the railway department will fully improve to adjust the train diagram of central high-speed railway network with Beijing – Guangzhou High-speed Railway as the main skeleton, covering Zhengzhou – Chongqing, Zhengzhou – Taiyuan, Zhengzhou – Fuyang, Wuhan – Shiyan, Shanghai – Chongqing – Chengdu and other high-speed railway lines. 57 high quality benchmark trains with speed of 350 km/h will be put into use, covering 16 provinces and cities (districts), and the ties between Beijing – Tianjin – Hebei urban cluster, Central Plains urban cluster, Wuhan city circle and the twin-city economic circle of Chengdu – Chongqing region will be closer.
After the full operation of Zhengzhou – Chongqing High-speed Railway, passengers can take high-speed trains from Beijingxi Railway Station to Chongqingbei Railway Station with the shortest commuting time at 6 hours and 46 minutes, cutting 4 hours 24 minutes. The journeys between Zhengzhoudong, Hankou and Chongqingbei will be in 4 hours 23 minutes and 4 hours 57 minutes respectively. At the same time, 48 pairs of bullet trains will be added in the section of Xiangyangdong to Wanzhoubei, with up to 106 trains running a single day.
The reporter of Chongqing Daily checked 12306 Website and found that there would be no trains running from Chongqing Railway Station (Caiyuanba railway station) any more after the train K1064 leaves from Chongqing to Harbin West at 21:36 on June 19 and this station will stop passenger service from June 20. According to the relevant approval of National Development and Reform Commission, China State Railway Group and Chongqing Municipal Government, Chongqing Station will launch the reconstruction and expansion project this year.
The railway department suggests that the public can call the railway customer service hotline 028-12306 if they have any questions, or watch on 12306 website and WeChat Official Account for the latest information. (Translated by Hu Chuanmin, Fathom Language Limited)