National Railway Speed to Rise, Triggers Changes
At 22:36 Apr. 16th, the train K191 left Chengdu Station, Sichuan province for Guangzhou at a risen speed. It preludes the 6th national acceleration of railway transportation, which is to be launched on Apr. 18th.
The crew of "Hexie (Hamony)" Train of Shanghai
K191 is expected to arrive at Guangzhou Station with 1,100 passengers at 5:46 Apr. 18th. The journey is to shorten by 7 hours and 20 minutes than before.
New service of train commutation
The new Trains Commutation Timetable will be used while Guangzhou-Sanya (in Hainan province) and Guangzhou-Baotou (in Inner Mongolia) trains will be launched later, according to Guangzhou Railway Bureau.
Moreover, “China Railway Hi-speed” (CRH) trains will be put into operation for the traffic between Guangzhou and Shenzhen tomorrow.
The Trains Commutation Timetable will be available for free for passengers, together with tickets at the Guangzhou East Station in Tianhe, Guangzhou.
Tickets of CRH Train to Shenzhen are available
at the Guangzhou East Station today.
Consequences: fight discounts and rail stocks boom
The large-scale railway acceleration this time has being brought out some consequent influence.
Several airline companies have started offering big discounts to keep the customers. The flight ticket from Guangzhou to Changcha, Hunan province is as low as 60% off its full price.
In stock market, railway companies’ stocks also boom, somehow like the speed-up of the trains.
The share price of China Railway Erju Co. Ltd. (Code: 600528) increased by over 20% recently.
(By Helena Zhang)