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Types of train
The trains in China are classified and named according to their speed and comfort, for example Z2, , K185, ...
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K
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Dongli
Zhida
Tebie Kuaiche
Kuaiche
Neibu Kuaiche
Linshi
CRH
China Railway High-speed
Trains express with high speed and arrive directly.
trains express with high speed
Trains express
Trains express du même controle
Train opens on holidays
Trains without prefixe stop at small city
Stop
Non-stop
Non-stop
stop at big city
stop at certain city
Many stops
uncertain
More
Exe
D1,D12
Z1 Z3
T185 T55
K117 K116
N235
L235
2085 2141
Confort
speed
cleanliness
Remark
Fast food
It only exists between certain cities: Beijing, Shanghai,
Xian and Wuhan etc.
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Only for the festivals and the details depend on the distances.
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The Chinese trains are characterized by four types. The hard seats(yingzuo), with the very stiff material, are
often taken crowdly. The hard berths (yingwo), There are 6 berths in one compartment,each side has three:upper berth, middle berth and lower berth,.
The soft seats(ruanzuo), with broad and comfortable benches. Lastly, the soft berths (ruanwo), are the most pleasant places to spend one night in a Chinese train. There are only 4 berths in each compartments .
Soft-sleeper: carriages are divided into separate compartments and each compartment has two lower and two upper berths. Sheets and blankets are provided and they are generally of good standard. Washrooms and toilets are located at both ends of the compartment. Soft sleeper always costs twice as much as hard sleeper and almost the same price as plane. Therefore, soft sleeper tickets are more easily to procure.
Hard Sleeper: The hard-sleeper carriage contains six beds in three tiers. Sheets, pillows and blankets are provided and it somewhat resembles a budget hotel. Comparing with the soft-sleeper, hard-sleeper is less comfortable, the price is also lower than the soft-sleeper. ?Hard sleeper is more and more popular in recent years, so if you get one, you are very lucky.
Soft Seats: These seats are more expersive than hard seat but they are very comfortable, your legs can enjoy more room. The carriages are less crowded than the hard-seat carriages.
Hard Seats: Contrary to the soft ones , those seats are upholstered. These are the cheapest ones. These seats tend to be crowded and are not always very clean.

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