China's trains join superhighway with e-tickets

All CRH (China Railways High-speed) trains will require tickets with proper name identification from June 1 this year, said Sheng Guangzu, minister of Ministry of Railways, in an interview, the People’s Daily reported.


China's trains join superhighway with e-tickets. [File photo]

The new Beijing to Shanghai express railway will pioneer the new online booking system in June, which will then be rolled out across the whole national railway network by the end of the year.

During the 12th Five-Year Program (2011-2015), 30,000 kilometers of new railway lines will be added, which will extend the length of railway from the current 91,000 kilometers to approximately 120,000, said the minister, adding that 50,000 of that will be in the western region of the country.

( China.org.cn, April 13, 2011 )