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Note that this page of the Guide is for the People's Republic of China; for the Republic of China, see Taiwan. There are separate pages for the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

Railway System


  • Online: Railways Through Europe
  • Printed: Quail Map Company: China Railway Atlas, 3rd edition (ISBN: 978 1 898319 82 8) was published in 2008. The Atlas includes Mongolia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. See Printed Maps.


  • Summary timetables are available in some editions of the European Rail Timetable.
  • For many years, Duncan Peattie produced an unofficial but comprehensive English language timetable for Chinese Railways, sold via his website, The last edition produced was the eleventh, in 2019; this is now available as a free download from the website. Printed copies are still for sale via the website.

Information is available at the Man in Seat 61.

Obscure and Sparse Passenger Services

None known