6 Types of Trains in Beijing China:
C Train: The C Train at present only refers to the High-speed express passenger train running between Beijing and Tianjin designed with the highest speed of 350 km. This Beijing-Tianjin bullet train features cleanness, low noise, elegant-looking and speed. Now C typle train is the fastest of this kind in operation around the world.
D Train: D Train refers to “China Railway High-speed (CRH)” in English, a kind of China styled Bullet Train. This kind of train is the most modern and advanced train in China at present. The “D Train” of this kind is likened to “Multiple Unit”(MU) in English. It can reach 200-350km/h. Usually it offers the First class seat and Second class seat. It is clean and comfortable, and the inside of the train is quite different from the other trains. All the seats face the same way. There is a screen that shows how fast the train is going.
Z Train: Z Train refers to “Thorough Express Train” in English. Z Train is the most popular and important in China. It is a thorough train without any stops on routes before getting to the destination. This kind of train usually runs between big cities ( capital cities of provinces ). Most of the Z Trains start in the evening and reach the destination in the next morning and overnight on the train. The train has two-bed cabins and 4-bed cabins both for soft sleeper and hard sleeper tickets. This kind of train also offers hard seats, popular among Chinese local travellers. The train has air-conditioned system, hot water, western styled toilet. There is a restaurant car on the train to serve three meals.
T Train: T Train refers to “Express Train” in English. Unlike “Thorough Express Train”, this kind of train stops at important big cities on route before reaching the destination. So T Train is usually more crowded than Z Train. Its tickets are composed of hard seat, hard sleeper and soft sleeper. It boasts of air-condition, restaurant compartment, toilet and washing room.
K Train: K Train refers to “Fast Train” in English. This kind of train is of course slower than “Z” and “T” trains with more stops on route. K Train is also equipped with air-condition system. It has a restaurant compartment, Chinese styled toilet and public washing room. The K Train ticket includes hard seat, soft seat, hard sleeper and soft sleeper.
” 4 Number ” Ordinary Train: This is a slow train stopping at small towns or cities on route. It is named by 4 numbers, such as train 1115(Beijing-Datong). Most of the passengers are local common people, villagers and vendors. Most of the trains don’t have air-condition system, but with Chinese styled toilet and no restaurant Car.