High Speed Train Halt due to Approaching Typhoons

July 10, 2015 Published by: Peggie

Typhoons in Zhejiang and Guangdong 

Two coming up typhoons, Chan-hom and Linfa, are reported to arrive this weekend. Typhoon Chan-hom brought along strong winds of about 213kph and massive rainfall while approaching the eastern Chinese province Zhejiang while Typhoon Linfa has already made landfall yesterday (July 9) in Guangdong Province. 

Authorities in Shanghai and Zhejiang are putting a halt to some high speed trains along coastal areas, even though Typhoon Chan-hom has lost much of its power after churning Japna’s Ryuku Islands. Tourists in Zhejiang, Fujian and Guangdong along the coastline are being evacuated. Police and fire department are setting up special precautions to cope with potential hurricanes, heavy rainfall and floods and landslides that they might bring along. 

Typhoon Linfa put Hong Kong International Airport into temporary shut down late Thursday and it is believed to cause even severer rainfalls. People are counting on that it doesn’t turn into a supertyphoon and make things worse, according to local weather forecast department in Guangdong Province. 

High Speed Rails in Halt

The number of out-of-operation high speed trains came up to over 14 pairs, all D and G-trains. During July 10 to July 12, there will be no high speed train running to and from Shanghai, Wenzhou, Taizhou, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Chaoshan Area (Chaozhou, Shantou and Jieyang). Intercity C-trains and none-high-speed trains are still in operation. It is still to be advised when and how many routes will be back in operation after this weekend. 

Reminder to travelers:

1. If you've booked train tickets to or from the above-mentioned cities, you may request for cancellation or endorse before the departure time. If you have already collected the tickets, do that at the railway station with your passport and paper tickets. If you haven’t collected, send us an email and we will do that for you, with some extra fee as cancellation/change fee. Read China Train Booking Policy to learn how much it will be. 

2. Some non-high-speed trains are in operation and that can be your option if you are traveling to/from the cities mentioned above.

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