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Zhangjiakou to Hengshui

Train Number:K5231Start Station:ZhangjiakouEnd Station:Hengshui
Train TypeKStart Time:21:10End Time:07:34
Intermediate Stations:Zhangjiakou, Xuanhua, Xiahuayuan, Shacheng, Beijing West, Tianjin West, Cangzhou, Dezhou, Hengshui, Xinji, Shijiazhuang North
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Station No.Station NameArrive TimeDepart TimeStop Time
1 Zhangjiakou ---- 21:10 0 mins
2 Xuanhua 21:32 21:36 4 mins
3 Xiahuayuan 21:56 21:58 2 mins
4 Shacheng 22:23 22:27 4 mins
5 Beijing West 00:55 01:25 30 mins
6 Tianjin West 03:05 03:11 6 mins
7 Cangzhou 04:28 04:38 10 mins
8 Dezhou 06:10 06:45 35 mins
9 Hengshui 07:34 07:56 22 mins
10 Xinji 08:30 08:35 5 mins
11 Shijiazhuang North 10:00 10:00 0 mins

K5231 is a K train route originating from Zhangjiakou at 21:10, and arriving at the final destination of Hengshui at 07:34. The duration of the total journey is 10 hrs 24 mins. There are 11 stops in total: Zhangjiakou, Xuanhua, Xiahuayuan, Shacheng, Beijing West, Tianjin West, Cangzhou, Dezhou, Hengshui, Xinji, Shijiazhuang North. You can purchase tickets starting at, and ending at any station. Ticket prices are set on a per kilometer basis.

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