This article is by: Asia Times
Read more about it here: Train tickets becoming a thing of the past for China rail passengers
An excerpt from Asia Times
"Travelers on China’s busiest intercity railway are now able to hop on a bullet train anytime without purchasing tickets beforehand. All they need to do is tap on their WeChat app to launch a QR code for a quick scan at designated station turnstiles and they are good to go, with their identity verified, fares charged and seats allocated almost instantaneously.
China State Railway Guangzhou Group Ltd, the operator of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen express trains and the nation’s first intercity rail link, announced the new service on Sunday to expedite the flow of passengers on the 147-kilometer trunk route, which has the highest ridership in the country as measured by passenger-kilometers traveled.
The 100,000-plus travelers that shuttle between the two economic dynamos on any given day can now use the ubiquitous WeChat app to spare themselves the hassle of queuing for tickets and producing ID documents for manual inspection."
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