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China Passenger Trains Introduction

China Passenger Trains Introduction

According to the trains’ speeds, in China, passenger trains are divided into various classes, identified with different capital letters.

Now high-speed trains are the No. 1 choice to Chinese do our travelling, because these trains are not only really fast, comfortable; but also with resonable price, with 3G/4G signal (part of the trains are with WIFI) and socket for battery Charging.

Type
Capital Letter
Speed
Facilities
High-Speed

G Train

(高铁/Gao Tie)

250 - 300 km/hour


air-conditioned (Non-smoking on train); restroom; food and beverage shop; first/second/business class of seats (all soft seats); socket; music; hot/warm drinking water; mother and child rooms.

High-Speed

D Train

(动车/Dong Che)



160 - 250 km/hour

air-conditioned (Non-smoking on train); restroom; food and beverage shop;

first/second/business class of seats (all soft seats); socket; hot/warm drinking water.

*part of the train do not have first and busness class of seats.

High-Speed

C Train

(城际/Cheng Ji)


160 - 300 km/hour

high speed train between cities, depart every 15 - 30 minutes; facilities are similar as D and G trains.

Speed Train

Z Train

(直达/Zhi Da)


≤ 160 km/hour

air-conditioned (with smoking area); restroom (no toilet paper); food and beverage cabin; most of the train with all soft seats/sleepers, parts with hard seats/sleepers.

Speed Train

T Train

(特快/Te Kuai)


≤ 140 km/hour
the facilities as almost the same as Z Train.
Speed Train

K Train

(快速/Kuai Su)


≤ 120 km/hour
the facilities as almost the same as Z Train.
ordinary train
With number 1001-7598

no air-conditioned (parts of the train with air-condition, but mostly no); restroom (no toilet paper);food and beverage cabin; most of the train with all soft seats/sleepers, parts with hard seats/sleepers.

conditional train

L Train

(临客/Lin Ke)

Y Train

(旅游/Lv You)


L Train is for peak season such as Chinese Lunar New Year, National Days, Summer vacations.

Y Train is Chinese tourist-dedicated train.


The differences of First/Second/Business seats of High-Speed Trains, are the seats and space only, except that, other facilities are the same:

Business
First Class
Second Class

the cabin & Seats:

2 or 3 seats a line

you have personal reading lights


seats could lay flat

the cabin & Seats:

4 seats a line

you could have more space than 2nd class

different colors of seats

the cabin & Seats:

5 seats a line

seats are almost like plane's economy

views of cabin


Other facilities on high-speed train:

sockets are under your seat
food and beverage store
you could get tea and coffee



rest room on train
mother and child room
wheelchair-bound rest room




Seats/sleepers on speed and ordinary trains:

beds of soft sleeper cabin
view the cabin from the door
the corridor of soft sleepers



hard sleeper cabin
soft seats
hard seats



restaurant cabin
washbasin space
toilet




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