The most popular and comfortable mode of transport in China is the train. The railway network covers all the provinces. An exception is the administrative region of Macau. China's railways have been operating since 1876. Currently, they are the most important part of the country's economy..
Development of the railway sector in China
Rail passenger transport has an average speed of 200 km / h. The country ranks second on the planet in length of routes, behind the United States. The length of the railways is 103 thousand km. Half of the tracks are electrified. Experts predict further rapid development of railway transport in China. The high-altitude railway was launched in Tibet in 2006. The Chinese railway map is constantly expanding. New routes are being developed continuously, and existing ones are rapidly electrified. High-speed rail is a relatively new form of passenger transportation. The maximum train speed in China is 350 km / h. On the Beijing-Shanghai railway there is a train reaching 380 km / h.
With the help of trains, a passenger can travel around China of any complexity for affordable money. The website www.chinahighlights.ru/china-train or ru.ctrip.com/trains is intended for booking tickets. On Chinese sites, information is presented in the form of hieroglyphs. It is impossible to watch the schedule and book tickets there without knowing the language. To book a ticket, it is better to use the services of one of the travel sites. Thanks to the assistance of the tour operator, the passenger can provide himself with a train ticket in advance.
Trains of various types travel along the railways of China. These are high-speed trains G, which develop speeds within 350 km / h, intercity high-speed trains C, electric trains D with speeds up to 250 km / h, etc. There are electric trains between settlements, which are designated by numbers. Additional L trains are launched on major holidays. China's trains are replicas of trains created in other countries. They are in no way inferior in quality to the originals, and in terms of cost, they are more advantageous. Analogues of German Siemens trains, French Bombardier trains, etc..
Schedules, ticket prices and connections are displayed on the travelchinaguide resource. Ticket prices depend on the type of train. The longer the train goes, the lower the fare. By pre-ordering a ticket on the website, the passenger can redeem it at the agency after arriving in China. Tickets start selling 18 days before departure.