Beijing–Hong Kong high-speed train

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Beijing–Hong Kong high-speed train
Board of G80 (20181216075232).jpg
CR400AF-A-2081@BJX (20181216170933).jpg
A CR400AF-A EMU on G80 service stopping at Platform 12 of Beijing West Railway Station
Service typeG-series trains
First service
  • 26 December 2012 (Beijing West ↔ Guangzhou South)
  • 28 December 2013 (Beijing West ↔ Shenzhen North)
  • 5 January 2017 (Beijing West ↔ Futian)
  • 23 September 2018 (Beijing West ↔ Hong Kong West Kowloon)
Current operator(s)China Railway CR Guangzhou
StartBeijing West
EndHong Kong West Kowloon
Distance travelled2,439 kilometres (1,516 mi)
Average journey time
  • 8h 58m (G79)
  • 8h 56m (G80)
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)
  • G79 (Beijing West → Hong Kong West Kowloon)
  • G80 (Hong Kong West Kowloon → Beijing West)
Line(s) usedBeijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong HSR
On-board services
  • Business seat
  • First class seat
  • Second class seat
Catering facilities
  • Dining car
  • Trolley refreshment service
Rolling stockCR400AF-A
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed300 km/h
Track owner(s)China Railway

The Beijing–Hong Kong high-speed train (simplified Chinese: 京港高速动车组列车; traditional Chinese: 京港高速動車組列車) is a high-speed train service operated by China Railway Guangzhou Group (CR Guangzhou) on Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong HSR in China. Operated with G79/80 train numbers between Beijing West and Hong Kong West Kowloon on a daily basis, it is currently the fastest train service and the only high-speed train service between Beijing and Hong Kong, with an approximate travelling time of 9 hours.[1]


The G79/80 service dates back to 26 December 2012, when the BeijingZhengzhou section of the Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong HSR was opened. At its opening, the service was between Beijing West and Guangzhou South under the numbers G79/82. Later on 28 December 2013, the southern terminus of the service was extended to Shenzhen North and the number of the Shenzhen-bound service was changed from G82 to G80.[2]

On 5 January 2017, the service was extended to Futian.[3]

With the inauguration of the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong XRL Hong Kong section on 23 September 2018, the southern terminus of the service was again extended to Hong Kong West Kowloon.[4][5]


The service operates on a daily basis under the following timetable:[1][6][7]

Effective from 23 September 2018
G79 Stops G80
Arrive Depart Arrive Depart
10:00 Beijing West 17:01
11:07 11:09 Shijiazhuang 15:50 15:54
12:31 12:34 Zhengzhou East 14:25 14:28
14:17 14:20 Wuhan 12:38 12:41
15:38 15:41 Changsha South 11:17 11:20
18:01 18:06 Guangzhou South 08:56 09:00
18:35 18:39 Shenzhen North 08:24 08:27
18:58 Hong Kong West Kowloon 08:05

Train formation[edit]

The service is operated by 16-car CR400AF-A trainsets with the formation shown below. Car 3-14 are for second class seats with 3+2 seating. The dining car is located in Car 9 and wheelchair space is provided on Car 8. Car 2 and 15 are first class car with 2+2 seating. Car 1 is for business seats only and Car 16 is a hybrid of first class seats and business seats.[8]

Car No. 1 2 3-7 8 9 10-14 15 16
Type SW
First class
Second class
Second class Wheelchair symbol.svg
Second class/dining car
Second class
First class
Business/first class
Seating capacity 17 60 90 75 48 90 60 28 + 5

Previously used rolling stocks[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Long-haul train schedule" (PDF). MTR. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  2. ^ "郑州铁路局12月28日实行新运行图 新增旅客列车11对" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  3. ^ "福田高铁直达全国30市县" (in Chinese). 2017-01-06. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  4. ^ "Hong Kong Launches First High Speed Rail Service". Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  5. ^ "北京开往香港首趟高铁满员启程" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  6. ^ "G79时刻表" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  7. ^ "G80时刻表" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  8. ^ "CR400AF-A/B动车组". (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-09-27.