High speed trains boomed in recent years. Not merely fast and time-saving, a high speed train is equipped with advanced facilities, making your journey comfortable and convenient.
Luggage racks are above the seats on both sides of a carriage. Only bags or suitcases of normal sizes can be put onto the racks at the junctions of two carriages, there are luggage closets for large sized trolley suitcases. There are also rooms for large suitcases and other luggage (like a foldable bike) at the back of the last row of seats in some carriages.
Food and drink are provided in the dining carriages. Only pre packed meals are available, and these need to be heated in a microwave. The price goes from CNY 15 and 45. There are variety of drinks for passengers to choose, including wine, beer, coke, juice, milk and coffee. The attendants will also push a trolley to sell packed food and snacks during a trip. Passengers in the business class, super class and first class carriages will be served with free meals and beverages. Halal food is available on some trains.
Drinkable Hot Water
Each carriage has a water heater at the end. Free boiled water is available during the whole trip. The green indicator shows that the water is fully heated. Put your bottle under the tap and push the button, and you will get hot water. Disposable paper cups are available sometimes.
Toilets are located at the end of the carriage and they come in squat type and seat type. Toilet paper is available. Some also provide disposable seat covers in toilets.There are special toilets for the disabled passengers. A foldable diaper changing table is available in the toilet. Train attendants can guide mothers to designated breast-feeding areas.
The wash basins are either inside or outside of the toilets and some trains have warm water. Hand sanitizer and paper towels are provided.
Dustbins are at one end of each carriage. Moreover, there is a sick bag in the pocket of each seat.
Long journey can often be boring and passengers like to take along laptops or mobiles which depend on batteries. For your convenience you will find that these batteries can be recharged from sockets in the aisle side seats.
During a trip, all the carriages are closed and equipped with smoke alarms, so smoking is banned, not even in the connections of cars or toilets. Each carriage also has an emergency hammer to break the window and fire extinguishers. In addition, there are two red buttons under the liquid crystal display in every carriage: the left one is used for fire alarming and the right one is for emergency braking.
Free WIFI is available on some trains. Therefore, as long as you have a smart phone or a laptop, you can surf the internet freely.
Each carriage has LCD TV sets playing movies or TV programs during a trip. The headset jacks and volume buttons are on the arm of each seat. Passengers can also listen to the radio when running in cities. Passengers in business class also have their private LCD screens, which are located in the arms of the seats.