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China Railway promotes electronic tickets since June 20

Date: 2020.06.22 Author: Celia Tang

According to the China State Railway Group, starting on June 20, the electronic ticket will be promoted and implemented on most of China’s railway lines, covering Beijing-Guangzhou, Beijing-Shanghai, Beijing-Kowloon, Longhai and other general-speed railway networks and busy transportation lines.


After the implementation, covering for more than 2,400 railway stations, the electronic ticket will bring more convenience to more than 95% of the railway passengers.


Passengers can use the e-ticket system entering the station and check in with their ID cards and facial recognition without the paper tickets. The system will also reduce the waiting time and eliminate the risk of losing tickets or being sold fake tickets. The average time of ticket-checking will be shortened from 3.8 seconds per person to 1.3 seconds per person.


Since undergoing tests amid robust traffic since January, the e-ticket system has been operating safely and steadily on high-speed railway networks, and has won the positive feedbacks from passengers, which has become the solid foundation for promoting it on the normal-speed lines.