This page will help you understand & plan train travel in China, & arrange your train tickets. Reservations usually open 30 days before departure for online bookings and 28 days before departure for sale at stations, for most long-distance trains.On this page you'll find: Beijing to Ulan Bator & Moscow by Trans-Siberian railway; Onward to Paris & London Beijing to Hanoi (Vietnam) by train; Onwards to Saigon; Onwards to Phnom Penh & Bangkok Beijing to Japan by ferry Beijing to South Korea by ferry Beijing to North Korea by train Beijing to Taiwan by ferry Hong Kong to Hanoi (Vietnam) Kunming to Hanoi (Vietnam) by train Lhasa to Kathmandu by bus & onwards to to Delhi How to buy tickets online How to buy tickets at the station How to check train schedules & fares Maps of China's train network Collecting tickets bought online How to read a Chinese train ticket Finding & boarding your train What are Chinese trains like? Some overnight D-category sleeper trains only open 20 days ahead, some C-category trains only 10 days ahead. The booking horizon used to be 12 days (10 days at stations), but was increased to 20 days in January 2013, then to 60 days in December 2014.But because the test was conducted for technology development of Hitachi elevators, the elevator in Guangzhou will only run at its rated speed of 72 kilometers (44.7 miles) per hour when it's in service.Hitachi says it will use their elevator technology's new achievement for future product development for elevators with higher running quality.Hitachi claims that the high-speed elevator maintains safety via features such as active guide rollers installed in the four corners (top and bottom, left and right) of the elevator car.
In May, the elevator reached a top speed of 1,200 meters (3,937 feet) per minute, or 72 kilometers (44.7 miles) per hour as its rated speed, and the elevator is now in its final adjustment phase.
So book as many days ahead as you can or pre-arrange tickets online as explained below.
Although as China's new G-category high-speed trains are expensive by Chinese standards you'll sometimes find Beijing-Shanghai or Beijing-Xian high-speed train tickets available on the day of travel or the day before, assuming you are flexible as to the class or exact departure time.
Japanese tech company Hitachi has developed the fastest elevator in the world.
The ultra high-speed elevator reached a speed of 1,260 meters (4,133 feet) per minute, or 75 kilometers (47 miles) per hour.