Train Types

8 years ago


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Wanna travel all aroung China by train but don’t know which kind of train is most convenient and cost least, there are some recommends.


G Train- High-Speed Electric Multiple Units

High-Speed Electric Multiple Units refers to the train which running fast than 250 km/h, the top speed of which could reach 350km/h . High-Speed EMU (Electric Multiple Units) is the fastest running for long distance in China . The G-train, D-train and C-train represent High-Speed EMU, EMU and Intercity EMU, they all belong to High-Speed Electric Multiple Units. High-Speed EMU is the first choice for passengers because of high capacity, fast speed and good safety, besides high punctuality rate, comfort and convenience.




D-train – Electric Multiple Units

The Same as High-Speed EMU in all respects , the train which running fast than 250 km/h is called Electric Multiple Units (D-train). The price of EMU is cheaper than High-Speed EMU. When Travel time is equal , passengers will generally choose EMU.


C-train – Intercity EMUElectric Multiple Units 

This is also one kind of High-Speed EMU, but usually runs for short travel distance between two nearby cities, such as the Shenzhen-Guangzhou Intercity Railway and Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway. EMU technology is inspired by subway, Intercity EMU may not as fast as High-Speed EMU.


T-train – Express

The Express is divided into Ordinary Express and Direct Express. Express can reach 160km/h, and has limited stops on the routes, mainly in these major cities. Almost every Express is equipped with soft-sleeper, soft-seat, hard-sleeper and hard-seat.


Z-train – Direct Express


Direct Express belongs to Express, but there are no stops between departure station and terminal station or with some stops on the way. This type with a standard speed of 160km/h is also an efficient transport for long-distance travel. There is one dining car can be used during the travel.


K-train – Fast

This series with a speed between 90km/h and 120km/h, slower than Express. Most of Fast equiped with airconditioner.




There are few trains like Accommodation in China now, which numbered with four digits and start with 6, 7, 8 or 9. Most of them are green trains and stop at small stations. The slowest train among those trains.


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