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Bullet train from Dalian to Shenyang and Harbin by 1 year 6 months ago #53178

A Small update

According to the China Railway Customer Service Center, starting from Jan 1st, 2013, all train tickets, including high-speed train tickets, will adopt a new price system, with the compulsory accident insurance excluded.
When the changes take effect, train ticket prices will be slightly reduced.
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Bullet train from Dalian to Shenyang and Harbin by 1 year 7 months ago #53010

I went today to purchase tickets to go to Shenyang.

Just as complicated as your directions, Web Master, to get to the station are the directions to purchase a ticket. The North Train Station is gigantic.
1st floor had no agents working; only ATM ticket purchasing machines.
We were directed to the second floor and found the north departure gate and were sent to a second part of the building also on the second floor.

I suggest you arrive early and have on good walking shoes.
You may wish to go to the
www.travelchinaguide.com/china-trains web site to get train info before you go.



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Bullet train from Dalian to Harbin 1 year 7 months ago #53008

The Harbin-Dalian High-Speed Rail is to open but many people are becoming concerned about how to get to Dalian North Railway Station.

SIX Bus routes will start/stop at the Dalian North Railway Station.

The municipal government has planned 4 bus routes passing by the north square of the station.
They are: Bus 1, Dalian North Railway Station-Qingniwaqiao; Bus 8, Dalian North Railway Station-5.4 Square; Bus 518, Shengtai Residential Area-Yandao Lake Residential Area; and Dalian North Railway Station-Xinxing Green City.
Two bus routes pass by the south square of the station: Dalian Railway Station-DDA and Dalian Bay-Jiefang Road. These 6 bus routes can take all the passengers along them directly to Dalian North Railway Station.

In addition, 3 Metro lines, Line 1, Line 2 and Line 4, will pass by Dalian North Railway Station; passengers may take them at the Metro Transition Hub underground on the south square of the station. Passengers getting off the Ha-Da High-Speed Rail may directly get to the Metro rail stations through an underground corridor.

Cars and taxis can use the approach ramps to platforms.  

There are 10 approach ramps connecting passenger platforms in the north and south at Dalian North Railway Station, guiding vehicles in/out the station plus 4 approach ramps to the east of the south station building are inbound: the first is from Huabei Road toward the west; the second, from Huabei Road toward the east; the third, from Huabei Road from the east into the square; and the fourth is from Huabei Road from the west into the basic platform. 

Vehicles from DDA or Shen-Hai Expressway, or those from the central city areas by way of Dongbei Road and the overpass to Dalian North Railway Station, may get into the station through the 1st approach ramp; vehicles from the west of the central city area or those driving on Huabei Road from the east may pass by the 2nd ramp to the station by crossing Huabei Road; vehicles from Huabei Road from the east may go through the 3rd ramp down to the south square of the station, and then, into the north square through Passage 3; vehicles from Huabei Road to the west may go through the 4th ramp to the basic platform, but the 4th ramp is always closed except for emergencies.  

2 approach ramps to the west of the south station building are outbound: the first is from the passenger platform, crossing Huabei Road, and then into a secondary route of Huabei Road. After that, there will be several choices: one goes straight on along Huabei Road toward DDa and Houyan Expressway Entrance; one goes through an overpass connecting Dongbei Road to Dalian North Railway Station, up into Dongkuai Road into the central city areas; one is from the passenger platform down to the south square of the station from another ramp, then into Huabei Road to the west.

To the east of the north station building, there are 2 approach ramps for outbound. The first approach ramp is from the passenger platform to the foot of the overpass, into Road No. 1 at the north of the station. Choices are available for using this ramp: one is getting into Yaola Road by way of Passage 4 to the north; another is to go toward the south onto the overpass connecting Dongbei Road to Dalian North Railway Station, and then go into the main city area through Dongkuai Road. The second approach ramp is to turn left at the passenger platform into Passage 3, and then into Yala Road.

To the west of the north station building, there are 2 approach ramps for inbound: the first one is for vehicles from Yala Road into the passenger platform through it; the second ramp is for vehicles from Nanguanling Road and Chuanling Road to go to the passenger platform by way of Road No. 1 at the north of the station. 
From: Dalian Municipal Communications Bureau
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Bullet train from Dalian to Harbin 1 year 7 months ago #52949

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After so many requests for FACTS about the bullet train. You have come up with answers to my questions. Thank you for keeping on topic and thank you for helping out an xpat who had a legitimate question. :evil:



feimaotwei wrote:
Does anyone have an English version of the bullet train schedule to Shenyang and Harbin?
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According to:
www.12306.cn/mormhweb/kyfw/ypcx/ (Chinese only):

There are 15 high speed (D for dong) trains daily from 'Dalian North Station' (nan guan ling) to 'Harbin West Station': D1301, D1303 - D1329.
First train out of Dalian is the D1301 leaving at 07:08 arriving Harbin 12:34,
last out of Dalian is the D1329 leaving at 17:25 arriving Harbin 22:56.
They leave at irregular intervals (TIC).
There are 15 D trains daily from 'Harbin West Station' to 'Dalian North Station': D1302, D1304 - D1330.

Full information in English at:

www.travelchinaguide.com/china-trains

It is a slow site but I find it very useful for looking up trains & internal flights. I wouldn't buy tickets from them though as there are cheaper ways to get them.
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Bullet train from Dalian to Harbin 1 year 7 months ago #52948

Just love the good looking styled MOUSE.... and of course they don't want air freshener.. why make something smell nice....... Have you been on a train!!!???
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Bullet train from Dalian to Harbin 1 year 7 months ago #52943

Still better than British Rail
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Bullet train from Dalian to Harbin 1 year 7 months ago #52941

When you take one of these Super fast trains, remember your luggage

Carry-on baggage
Special Notice:
The luggage rack of G Train (High-Speed Electric Multiple Units Train) is too small for luggage in large or super sizes. There is no special rack or room for the large luggage either. It is suggested that tourists with large luggage should not carry it onto the G Trains. Go to the railway stations earlier to have it be checked and transferred by freight, and pick up it when you arrive at your destination.

Prohibited Items:
The following items are prohibited on board:
1. Items whose transportation is prohibited or limited by the government.
2. Dangerous goods, Ammunition.
3. Animals and goods (goods with revolting smell included) which will affect public hygiene.
4. Items which may harm other passengers, such as knives (fruit knife included).
5. Baggage that exceeds the limitation of the regulation.

Limited Items:
Regulation on the amount of the followings that can be brought on board:
1.Less than 5 gas lighters.
2.Less than 20 boxes of matches.
3.Items like enamel and hair dye, less than 20 ml.
4.Items like alcohol less than 100 ml.
5.Items like styling mouse, insecticide and air-refresher, less than 600 ml.
6.Less than 20 newborn poultries.

So if you are overweight give each Chick a small suitcase
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Bullet train from Dalian to Harbin 1 year 7 months ago #52939

feimaotwei wrote:
Does anyone have an English version of the bullet train schedule to Shenyang and Harbin?

According to:
www.12306.cn/mormhweb/kyfw/ypcx/ (Chinese only):

There are 15 high speed (D for dong) trains daily from 'Dalian North Station' (nan guan ling) to 'Harbin West Station': D1301, D1303 - D1329.
First train out of Dalian is the D1301 leaving at 07:08 arriving Harbin 12:34,
last out of Dalian is the D1329 leaving at 17:25 arriving Harbin 22:56.
They leave at irregular intervals (TIC).
There are 15 D trains daily from 'Harbin West Station' to 'Dalian North Station': D1302, D1304 - D1330.

Full information in English at:

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/china-trains

It is a slow site but I find it very useful for looking up trains & internal flights. I wouldn't buy tickets from them though as there are cheaper ways to get them.
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Bullet train from Dalian to Shenyang and Harbin by 1 year 7 months ago #52937

I wonder what the Engineer of the train was thinking when the fire alarm went off? They are travelling 200 km/h; rather than stop the train, he slows to 120 km/h. Is that considered a safe speed for the passengers to start jumping off the train, had it been a real fire? Stop, Drop and roll and roll and roll and roll… If he didn’t think the train was really on fire, why did he bother to slow down at all?

This gives me great confidence in the China rail system, much like the workers in the clothing factory in Bangladesh had, the day before their fire alarm went off!
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Bullet train from Dalian to Harbin 1 year 7 months ago #52930

Smokers slow high-speed

Some people ALWAYS think they can do what they want (I am a smoker, but even I have to follow this rule)

Bullet trains on a high-speed railway line in Dalian have been forced to slow down seven times over the last three days because of smoking passengers, railway police said Tuesday.

In the most recent incident, a fire alarm was triggered by a smoking passenger on high-speed train D8072 from Shenyang to Dalian at 9 am Monday, forcing the train to slow from 200 km per hour to 120 km per hour.

The smoker, a 23-year-old Dalian native surname Wang, was fined 200 yuan ($32) for violating relevant regulations.

"Smoking is strictly forbidden on high-speed trains, even in the toilets, washing rooms and connecting areas between cars," said an police officer. "Smoking can trigger fire alarms or even cause a fire on the train."
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Violators may be subject to warnings, fines or administrative detention for disturbing order in public transport facilities, according to an police officer.

The Harbin-Dalian High-Speed Railway, which went into operation on Saturday linking three provinces in Northeast China, is the world's fastest railway in areas with extremely low temperatures. The train's speed can reach up to 350 km per hour.
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