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Beijing West to Yichang East

Train Number:G555Start Station:Beijing WestEnd Station:Yichang East
Train TypeGStart Time:12:56End Time:19:27
Intermediate Stations:Beijing West, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou East, Hankou, TianMen South(HuBei), Jingzhou(Hubei), Zhijiang North(Hubei), Yichang East
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Station No.Station NameArrive TimeDepart TimeStop Time
1 Beijing West 12:56 12:56 0 mins
2 Shijiazhuang 14:03 14:06 3 mins
3 Zhengzhou East 15:27 15:30 3 mins
4 Hankou 17:20 17:25 5 mins
5 TianMen South(HuBei) 18:00 18:02 2 mins
6 Jingzhou(Hubei) 18:45 18:47 2 mins
7 Zhijiang North(Hubei) 19:05 19:07 2 mins
8 Yichang East 19:27 19:27 0 mins

G555 is a G train route originating from Beijing West at 12:56, and arriving at the final destination of Yichang East at 19:27. The duration of the total journey is 6 hrs 31 mins. There are 8 stops in total: Beijing West, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou East, Hankou, TianMen South(HuBei), Jingzhou(Hubei), Zhijiang North(Hubei), Yichang East. You can purchase tickets starting at, and ending at any station. Ticket prices are set on a per kilometer basis.

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