Lijiang - Shangri-la High Speed Train to Run by End of 2023
Jul. 21, 2023
Recently, after 9 years' hard working, the construction of Haba Tunnel has been finally completed, marking all 20 tunnels along Lijiang - Shangrai-la High Speed Railway have been ready for laying long tracks. If everything goes smoothly, the high speed trains will start to run along the railway by the end of 2023. By then, it will take only about 1.5 hours to travel by train between Lijiang and Shangri-la and about 5 hours between Kunming and Shangri-la.
Hong Kong - Chengdu High Speed Train to Operate since July 1, 2023
Jun. 20, 2023
Since July 1, 2023, one pair of direct high speed trains between Hong Kong and Chengdu will be put into operation. The whole journey takes around 10 hours with a total distance of 1,650 kilometers (1,025 miles). G2964 departs West Kowloon Railway Station at 10:08am, and arrives at Chengdu East at 19:53, while G2963 departs Chengdu East at 08:48am, and arrives at West Kowloon Railway Station at 18:55. A second class seat for the route costs CNY 796 / USD 117, and CNY 1,275 / USD 188 for a first class seat.