Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Day4 - Nanjing/Hangzhou Trip 2017 - Travelling from Nanjing South Railway Station to Hangzhou East Railway Station
Today, we will leave Nanjing for Hangzhou. We will be taking the CHR Train from Nanjing South Railway Station to Hangzhou East Railway Station. Please refer my previous post on how to purchase the train ticket. We took the metro train (RMB2) from Xinjiekou to Nanjing South Railway Station (30 mins). We headed to the south gate, guess is non public holiday or weekend, going through immigration was a breeze, no long queue. As it the journey would take about one and half hour, we decided to have lunch in the railway station. No problem finding food in the station. We had lunch at a Chinese fast food chain called Kung Fu Fast Food Restaurant, our lunch was about RMB70+ (cant really remember the exact amount). Viewed the big screen for the train number and departure time to look for the gate number to check in and also the platform number. Enter only when the designated train number turned green and head for the platform. On the train ticket, the car number is indicated so walked to the platform and looked on the floor of the platform, the car number is printed on the floor, queue at the designated car number. There's not space to place huge luggages, best to have smaller luggages to placed on the overhead compartment. The food cart goes up and down the aisle so no luggages allowed to be placed in the aisle. Not all the end of each cabin(car) has luggage rack for large luggages. The train seat was very spacious, a very comfortable ride. Food cart goes up and down the aisle selling food and drinks. Video of trip from Nanjing South Railway Station to Hangzhou East Railway Station.