Guangzhou–Hong Kong high-speed train

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Guangzhou–Hong Kong high-speed train
穗港高速动车组列车
穗港高速動車組列車
CRH380A-0259@GZN (20180923094804).jpg
An MTR CRH380A EMU on the G6581 service (front) and a CR400BF-A EMU on G6503 service (back) at Guangzhou South
Overview
Service typeG-series trains
Status
  • Guangzhou South - Shenzhen North: Operational
  • Guangzhou South - Futian: Operational
  • Guangzhou South - WEK: suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemics
LocaleMainland China and Hong Kong
First service23 September 2018
Current operator(s)
Route
TerminiGuangzhou South
Hong Kong West Kowloon
Distance travelled142 kilometres (88 mi)
Average journey time47m - 1h 11m
Train number(s)
  • G6501-G6552 (operated by CR)
  • G6581-G6588 (operated by MTR)
Line(s) usedGuangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong XRL
On-board services
Class(es)
  • Business seat
  • First class seat
  • Second class seat
Catering facilities
  • Dining car
  • Trolley refreshment service
Technical
Rolling stockCR400AF-A, CR400BF-A, Vibrant Express (MTR CRH380A)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Operating speed
  • 300 km/h (mainland section)
  • 200 km/h (Hong Kong section)
Track owner(s)

The Guangzhou–Hong Kong high-speed train (simplified Chinese: 穗港高速动车组列车; traditional Chinese: 穗港高速動車組列車) are high-speed train services operating between Guangzhou South in Guangzhou and Hong Kong West Kowloon in Hong Kong.

History[edit]

The high-speed train services between Guangzhou and Hong Kong was commenced on 23 September 2018[1] as the G6501-6558 trains formerly operated between Guangzhou and Shenzhen were extended to Hong Kong West Kowloon, when the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong XRL was opened. The G6581-6588 trains, operated by MTR Vibrant Express, started service on the same day.[2]

Operations[edit]

The trains are operated on the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong XRL from Guangzhou South to Hong Kong West Kowloon. China Railway operates the G6501-6558 trains of which the G6503/6504 trains are operated by CR Shanghai and others are operated by CR Guangzhou. The G6581-6588 trains are operated by MTR.

The G6503/6535/6537 trains towards Hong Kong West Kowloon and G6520/6544/6548 trains towards Guangzhou South provide non-stop services and are the fastest trains on the service with a travelling time of 47 min.

The information below is effective from 23 September 2018.[2]

  • ● : stop at the station
  • - : pass the station

Towards Hong Kong West Kowloon:

The display board outside a train on the G6503 service
A CR400AF-A EMU on G6511 train at Shenzhen North
G6531 train at Futian
Train No. Departure Guangzhou South Qingsheng Humen Guangmingcheng Shenzhen North Futian Hong Kong West Kowloon Notes
G6501 6:48 - - - -
G6505 7:23 - -
G6515 7:55 - - -
G6547 8:02 - -
G6523 8:30 - - -
G6531 8:56 -
G6539 9:22 - - -
G6581 9:49 - - - Operated by MTR Vibrant Express
G6503 10:00 - - - - - Operated by CR Shanghai
G6507 10:30 - - - -
G6517 10:53 - - - -
G6525 11:13 - - -
G6549 11:23 - - -
G6533 11:55 - -
G6541 12:13 - -
G6583 12:26 - - - - Operated by MTR Vibrant Express
G6509 13:10 - - -
G6519 13:49 - - - -
G6527 14:20 - - - -
G6535 15:00 - - - - -
G6543 15:25 - - -
G6511 15:51 - - -
G6521 16:12 - - -
G6551 16:52 -
G6537 17:35 - - - - -
G6585 17:43 - - - Operated by MTR Vibrant Express
G6529 18:27 - - -
G6513 18:37 - - -
G6545 19:08 - - -
G6587 20:25 - - Operated by MTR Vibrant Express

Towards Guangzhou South:

The G6548 train at Hong Kong West Kowloon
A CR400AF-A EMU on G6548 service arriving Guangzhou South
The MTR-operated G6582 train at Humen
Train No. Departure Hong Kong West Kowloon Futian Shenzhen North Guangmingcheng Humen Qingsheng Guangzhou South Notes
G6582 8:30 - - - Operated by MTR Vibrant Express
G6506 8:50 - -
G6516 9:16 - -
G6524 9:49 - - - -
G6548 10:00 - - - - -
G6532 10:33 - - -
G6540 10:44 - -
G6584 11:17 - - - - Operated by MTR Vibrant Express
G6508 11:50 - - -
G6518 12:21 - -
G6526 12:49 -
G6534 13:24 - -
G6542 13:53 - - -
G6510 14:31 - - - -
G6520 15:00 - - - - -
G6550 15:33 - - -
G6536 16:17 - - -
G6586 16:25 - - - Operated by MTR Vibrant Express
G6528 17:02 - - - -
G6512 17:08 - - - -
G6544 17:35 - - - - -
G6552 18:40 - -
G6588 19:02 - - - Operated by MTR Vibrant Express
G6502 19:37 - - -
G6530 19:57 - - -
G6514 20:10 - - -
G6538 20:23 - -
G6546 20:33 - - -
G6522 21:00 - - -
G6504 22:50 - - - - Operated by CR Shanghai

Other services[edit]

There are some other trains also providing high-speed train connections between Guangzhou and Hong Kong.[3]

Rolling stocks[edit]

CR400AF-A EMUs are used on the trains operated by CR Guangzhou and CR400BF-A EMUs are used on the G6503/6504 trains operated by CR Shanghai. The EMUs have the formation shown below.[4][5]

Car No. 1 2 3-7 8 9 10-14 15 16
Type SW
Business
ZY
First class
ZE
Second class
ZE
Second class Wheelchair symbol.svg
ZEC
Second class/Dining car
ZE
Second class
ZY
Second class
ZYS
Business/First class

The Vibrant Express of MTR are operated by 8-car trainsets with first and second class seats only. A total of 68 first class seats are available in the first and last cars in 2+2 formation. The middle cars offer 511 second class seats in 3+2 formation, with wheelchair spaces are provided on the seventh car.[6][7]

Car No. 1 2-6 7 8
Type ZY
First class
ZE
Second class
ZE
Second class Wheelchair symbol.svg
ZY
First class

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hong Kong Launches First High Speed Rail Service". finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  2. ^ a b "Short-haul train schedule" (PDF). MTR. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  3. ^ "Long-haul train schedule" (PDF). MTR. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  4. ^ "CR400AF-A/B动车组". www.china-emu.cn (in Chinese (China)). Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  5. ^ "CR400BF-A/B动车组". www.china-emu.cn (in Chinese (China)). Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  6. ^ "Train Facilities". MTR. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  7. ^ "CRH380A港铁". www.china-emu.cn (in Chinese (China)). Retrieved 2018-10-10.