Tag Archives: China Railways

Smoko time for Chinese train passengers

As the world’s largest consumer and producer of tobacco, China is a country where smoking is still prevalent and enforcement of smoking bans is almost non existent. You’ll find Chinese people smoking anywhere and everywhere – even sneaking in a 30 second cigarette breaks when travelling by train.

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Three years of changes to Hong Kong transport

It has been three years since my last visit to Hong Kong, and in that time there has been a number of changes to local transport.

New 'C-Train' EMU in service on the MTR Kwun Tong line Continue reading

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China Railways 25Z class carriages

Here is another follow up to my quick guide to Chinese railway carriages: this time on the ’25Z’ class. These carriages are used on shorter distance trains in China, such as the Hong Kong – Guangzhou service, which takes around … Continue reading

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China Railways 25T class carriages

Yesterday I posted a quick guide to Chinese railway carriages, today is a post about a specific class of carriage: the ’25T’ class. These carriages are used on longer distance trains in China, such as the overnight trains from Hong … Continue reading

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A quick guide to Chinese railway carriages

In my recent post about Hong Kong’s intercity through trains I mentioned the use of locomotive hauled carriages: here is a quick guide to identifying them…

China Railways carriage RZ25T 110841 Continue reading

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