Fast Trains Beijing-Chengdu/Chongqing

Hi,

The fast train service from Beijing to Chengdu/Chongqing was cancelled earlier this year due to the accidents and them having to change the lines/trains.

Does anyone know when they will be up and running again? i was told december by an official at Chongqing train station but looking on huoche.com there are no fast trains available even in the 2nd week of january.

Thanks in advance

xiaobai

There has been the talk that the fast D train service from Beijing to Chongqing/Chengdu will be restored on January 11, but this is not confirmed. It looks like nobody really knows at this time. The date January 11 is probably just a guess. People chose that date probably for two reasons. First, the fast train service originally started on January 11 this past year, and second, January 23 is the Spring Festival 2012 and the Railway Ministry often adds trains during the holiday season. The latest we've heard that the Railway Ministry has not given a word on when the Beijing-Chongqing/Chengdu service will be relaunched. As you probably know, fast train service between Shanghai and Beijing is being restore to its pre-accident level right now, so there is hope the same will happend to the service to Chongqing and Chengdu. On the other hand, people say that the service in question will not be restored till the end of 2012, when some new railine currently under construction will have been completed.  

Thanks CTA Man, i'll keep looking on the usual websites until it reopens.

All the best

 

xiaobai