Nanning Rail Transit (NNRT) Line 1: Nanning Railway Station to Nanning East Railway Station by Train

The Nanning Rail Transit (南宁轨道交通) or NNRT is a new subway line in China, first commencing operations on 28 June 2016 on the sector between Nanning East and Nanhu, with the full Line 1 being completed on 28 December 2016 up to Shibu, linking Nanning Railway Station (火车站 / Hojcehcan) with Nanning East Railway Station (火车东站 / Hojceh Dunghcan) on a single metro line. As there are not that many China Railway trains connecting these 2 stations, the NNRT Line 1 (南宁地铁1号线) would be the easiest way to get between these 2 major stations in Nanning.

Just like all metro systems in China, tickets are purchased from automatic ticket vending machines.

Touch the map on the screen to your destination, in this case, Nanning East Railway Station, specified as 火车东站. There is no English language available on the automatic ticket vending machines.

Tickets from Nanning Railway Station (火车站 / Hojcehcan) to Nanning East Railway Station (火车东站 / Hojceh Dunghcan) costs CNY4 (~S$0.81). Tap on the buttons below for how many tickets you need. You can buy up to 10 tickets in a single purchase.

The NNRT token for the journey to Nanning East Railway Station (火车东站 / Hojceh Dunghcan).

Security checks are conducted before reaching the fare gates to enter the platform.

Tap the token onto the fare gate to enter.

Check the platform and train’s direction before boarding the train.

The dynamic route map, flashing the route from Nanning Railway Station (火车站 / Hojcehcan) to Nanning East Railway Station (火车东站 / Hojceh Dunghcan).

The train sets of the NNRT Line 1 and Line 2 are manufactured by CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd., a rather familiar name.

The interior of the train, with standing room only during an off peak afternoon.

Grab handles are similar to those found in Hong Kong.

Guidelines on riding the NNRT, including not lying on the bench and no climbing around the train.

The overall interior of the train.

A rather familiar set of doors, just like the KTM Komuter 92 Class.

The plug doors allow the train’s exterior to be flushed flat when the doors are closed.

Rigid handle bars are available above each row of seats in addition to the central hand grips.

A rather familiar information screen, just like the AMY LRVs on the Sri Petaling Line in KL.

Nanning East Railway Station (火车东站 / Hojceh Dunghcan) is at the eastern end of the line.

The gangway of the train.

A wheelchair area is also available on board, with perch seats installed in the wheelchair area.

The interior of the empty train after all passengers have disembarked at Nanning East Railway Station (火车东站 / Hojceh Dunghcan).

The journey from Nanning Railway Station (火车站 / Hojcehcan) to Nanning East Railway Station (火车东站 / Hojceh Dunghcan) took about 30 minutes.

Head up to exit the station.

Follow the signs to the Nanning East Railway Station (南宁火车东站), out of Exit A. Alternatively, look out for the China Railway logo.

Drop the token into the fare gates to exit the paid area.

Head up out of Exit A.

Exit A leads to the South Entrance of Nanning East Railway Station (南宁火车东站). Nanning East Railway Station primarily serves China Railway High-speed (CRH) trains.

From here, pass the security checks to enter the station to purchase China Railway train tickets, and to board the China Railway train.

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