I just took the CRH train (or the D train) from Shanghai to Hangzhou. The journey is only 1 hour and 23 minutes, from 1:12 PM to 2:35 PM.
I have the chance to take some photos to share with my readers. I know many of then are wondering about how to get to Hangzhou. To take train to Hangzhou from Shanghai South Railway Station is definitely a good option.
The train head.
This time, there are three trains connected together, and they are connected this way, so you cannot get to another train if the train is moving.
The seat – hmmmm.. pretty soft.
Inside the train cart.
There are toilet and washroom on board.
On the train, the LED display always tells you the current speed of the train (from 130 km/h to 170 km/h), the outside temperature, and the internal temperature (23 degree C today).
There is a small dining room on the train also.
with some food supply (from 6 RMB to 12 RMB)
There is a bar-style table in the middle. Nice to have someone gather there and play poker.
There are drinkable water, of cause, but the short journey does not need it.
Inside the cart, with people sleeping (sweetly)
It provide rack for large luggage at the head and rear of the train cart, so you don’t have to pull it into your seat, or put it on the over-head cabinet.
Here is where your small luggage and bags go:
Third photo of the internal equipments:
That is the nice train…
However, along the “Train of Harmony”, in Shanghai, residents are not happy. Along the residential area, many buildings put on signs like this:
On it, it reads:
We are human. We eager for quiet life!
It is not enjoyable experience to have many trains running at 150 km/h stone-throw away from my bed.