Shanghai-Hangzhou Express Train

Breaking news. The Shanghai-Hangzhou Express Train will start operation officially on Oct 26, 2010, according to this news report. The ticket selling will start from October 22.

The first train G7401 will start from Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station at 6:32 am, and arrive at Hangzhou at 7:32, with duration of 1 hour.

When the operation passes the trail period, the single way will be 38 km, at 350 km/hour. The interval of trains will be 3 minutes (shorter many metro carts).

The price range from 82 to 156 RMB single way, depending on the class of seats, and departure stations.

Interestingly, the seating numbering follows airlines – from A to F with A as window seat, and C as aisle seats. It is said that passenger can choose their seat (well, I just feel it is over-designed feature for a trip less than one hour).

Looking forward to take it soon.

3 thoughts on “Shanghai-Hangzhou Express Train

  1. DC

    really wish they can choose the seat… not a common practice in China Railway system. They like to chuck passenger to any available seats… nobody cares you’re with your spouse or children.

  2. Peter Wang

    The train is comfortable but it is sad that the price is high, I wonder if the ordinary people will choose it.and rich people will choose to go with car. The gornment spent tax payers money but sell high tickets to tax payers, that`s ridiculaus.

  3. Peter Wang

    The train is comfortable but it is sad that the price is high, I wonder if the ordinary people will choose it.and rich people will choose to go with car. The gornment spent tax payers money but sell high tickets to tax payers, that`s ridiculaus.

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