Now, All High-Speed Trains Don't Require a Ticket?!

Source: China Daily

All high-speed railway stations will allow passengers to use electronic tickets as part of the effort to streamline boarding procedures and improve service amid robust traffic during the upcoming Spring Festival travel rush, the national railway operator said on Thursday.

"So far, high-speed and intercity railway stations nationwide have adopted the e-ticket service, in which passengers don't need printed tickets anymore," Li Wenxin, deputy general manager of China State Railway Co, said at a news conference organized by the State Council Information Office.

According to the company, as of Thursday, passengers can check in without paper tickets at 1,020 railway stations across the country.

The service was launched on the high-speed rail line in Hainan province in November 2018, and another four high-speed intercity railways have piloted it from last July.

With the service, when entering the station and checking in, passengers only need to swipe an identification carda second-generation ID card for Chinese mainland residents, a permanent residence permit for foreign "green card" holders, or a mainland residence permit or travel permit for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residentsat the self-service counters.

Those whose card or permit cannot be read by the machines are also able to check in by scanning an electronic or printed QR code.