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Great News! Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Rail Opened

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Great News! Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Rail Opened

This line come to operation from 26th December. Ticket is already open for sale.

From Beijing based on this high speed train you are able to reach Xian in 6 hrs, Luoyang Longmen Caves in 4 hours, Taiyuan (where you transfer to Pingyao) in 3 hrs.

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1. Re: Great News! Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Rail Opened

Yes,it is a great news!

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2. Re: Great News! Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Rail Opened

That might ease the pressure on the sale of tickets for overnight trains.

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3. Re: Great News! Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Rail Opened

This would have been wonderful a year ago when I went from Beijing to Guangzhou on a 22 hour hard seat.

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4. Re: Great News! Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Rail Opened

Yes but your hard seat was very cheap! ;-P

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5. Re: Great News! Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Rail Opened

Thanks for the info, great news.

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6. Re: Great News! Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Rail Opened

Finished construction already from BJ to GZ? How long is the total journey BJ--GZ? I assume the SZ and HK link will follow soon.

New SZ train station not yet ready, but progressing.....

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7. Re: Great News! Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Rail Opened

The SZ and HK link is expected to open in 2015.

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8. Re: Great News! Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Rail Opened

Thanks OrientalRed. Expected or planned? ;-)

But the connection to Shenzhen from north to the new station is promise for 2013 (event it was said 2012).

How about BJ to GZ? GZ to SZ is available already on regular, speed and high speed trains (while the high speed station in GZ is so far south that it still takes longer into the city than with other trains).

Edited: 22 December 2012, 15:36
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9. Re: Great News! Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Rail Opened

My understanding is that Beijing to GZ was opening by the end of this month.

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10. Re: Great News! Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Rail Opened

How long is the trip BJ to GZ?