ID cards required for ticket booking in Shanghai starting Jan 2010

16:44, January 06, 2010      

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Passengers will have to present their ID cards when booking and receiving railway tickets in Shanghai as of Jan 10, 2009, according to a new measure adopted by the local railway authority in an attempt to ensure the smooth sale of tickets during the Spring Festival holiday.

In one day, people can book no more than 5 tickets for the same train on the same date in the same seat type, but one ID card can only be used once. Before booking and receiving tickets, passengers should get their ID cards ready.

Reporters learned from the Shanghai Railway Administration that currently, various railway departments have already dealt with group tickets for students from institutions of different levels. Last December, the 9510 5105 automatic phone ticket booking system was established by the Shanghai Railway Administration, which rendered it easy for passengers to buy tickets.

On January 5, the Ministry of Railways disclosed its plan of railway passenger transport for the Spring Festival 2010. Railway transportation during the Spring Festival this year will last 40 days from January 30 to March 10 – 15 days before and 25 days after the festival.

By People's Daily Online
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