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High speed train from Shanghai to Shenzhen?

Old Aug 15, 10, 9:22 am
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High speed train from Shanghai to Shenzhen?

I was in China a few months ago and took the high speed train to Wuhan that got up to 350 kmh.

Is there high speed train service all the way from Shanghai to Shenzhen? Thanks.
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Old Aug 15, 10, 10:07 am
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Nope. Regular rail on that route so far.
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Old Aug 15, 10, 11:11 am
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Nope. Regular rail on that route so far.
IIRC, the plan is to upgrade SH-Wuhan to 350 km/hr. The wiki page on this topic is interesting.
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Old Aug 15, 10, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
IIRC, the plan is to upgrade SH-Wuhan to 350 km/hr. The wiki page on this topic is interesting.
Yes, they are definitely going to upgrade SH to Wuhan to true high-speed. And soon, the highspeed from Guangzhou to Changsha will extend to Wuhan.

Anyways, the current direct T211 takes 17:30 from Shanghai South to Shenzhen, going through Jianxi Province. Departs 12:34p, arrive 6:04a.

But the fastest way I can find right now (in terms of rail time) is D109 from Shanghai South to Changsha, that takes 7:59. Departs 3:30p and arrives 11:29p. Stay overnight and then take a highspeed next day from Changsha South to Guangzhou South that takes a little as 2:12. Then find your way down to Shenzhen or Hong Kong or wherever one is going.
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Old Aug 15, 10, 3:27 pm
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Yes, they are definitely going to upgrade SH to Wuhan to true high-speed. And soon, the highspeed from Guangzhou to Changsha will extend to Wuhan.
Wuhan GZ has been high speed since last December:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...t_12705875.htm

And, the fastest train between SH and Wuhan is 4:15 (D3006/D3007).
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Old Aug 15, 10, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
Wuhan GZ has been high speed since last December:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...t_12705875.htm

And, the fastest train between SH and Wuhan is 4:15 (D3006/D3007).
Oh yeah... For some reason I keep thinking about Changsha. Anyways, so, it's just over 3 hours from Wuhan to Guangzhou. Total rail time under 8 hours, compared to 17:30 on the overnight T train, but that's to Shenzhen.
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Old Aug 15, 10, 5:28 pm
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Regarding, Guangzhou to Shenzhen, don't all the D trains (as well as the HK trains) operate from GZ East? I am not sure if the other GZ stations are connected towards Shenzhen and HK.
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Regarding, Guangzhou to Shenzhen, don't all the D trains (as well as the HK trains) operate from GZ East? I am not sure if the other GZ stations are connected towards Shenzhen and HK.
No, some of the D trains go to/from Guangzhou main station.
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Old Aug 15, 10, 7:03 pm
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Oh yeah... For some reason I keep thinking about Changsha. Anyways, so, it's just over 3 hours from Wuhan to Guangzhou. Total rail time under 8 hours, compared to 17:30 on the overnight T train, but that's to Shenzhen.
Perhaps because Changsha is kind of cool, whereas I've yet to discover any redeeming qualities in Wuhan.

I've heard that, in both cases, the high speed stations are far away from the city centers. Sadly, this is also the situation in BJ and SH (to a lesser extent).
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Perhaps because Changsha is kind of cool, whereas I've yet to discover any redeeming qualities in Wuhan.

I've heard that, in both cases, the high speed stations are far away from the city centers. Sadly, this is also the situation in BJ and SH (to a lesser extent).
Nah, the reason being my SZX-CSX-LHW flight was delayed for 7 hours in May, and I kept thinking at that time, we could have gotten to Changsha a lot quicker if MU had just sent us on the train.
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Old Aug 16, 10, 9:48 am
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Thanks for all the help.

Is there a reliable web site that I can use to look up train schedules?
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Old Aug 16, 10, 9:58 am
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Thanks for all the help.

Is there a reliable web site that I can use to look up train schedules?
tielu.org

BTW, if you decide to go by train via Wuhan, be prepared to pay around y1,000.
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Originally Posted by laptop9999 View Post
Thanks for all the help.

Is there a reliable web site that I can use to look up train schedules?
cnvol.com is also a good website if you can't do the tielu.org in Chinese.
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