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New services to benefit Spring Festival travelers

  • Author:Nancy
  • Source:China Daily
  • Release on:2019-12-27

 New services to benefit Spring Festival travelers

Travelers will benefit from the new services during this year's Spring Festival trip.

The 12306 added a waitlist function to the country's official train ticket purchasing platform, allocating tickets back to buyers on waiting lists when tickets are canceled or replaced by other buyers.

With the waitlist function, a passenger can join the waiting line for the desired train ticket which is not currently available.

"We will extend the waitlist function service to all trains and optimize the operation process to increase ticketing experience," said Li Wenxin, deputy general manager of China Railway Corporation.

In addition, the operation of some new transport facilities is expected to reduce the traffic burden during travel.

This year, Daxing International Airport was brought into operation, the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Comprehensive Transportation System was further improved, and the Chengdu-Guiyang Railway opened.

And by the end of the year, toll stations on the national expressway's provincial boundaries will be basically eliminated, and the use of electronic toll-collection devices will improve traffic efficiency at toll gates.

In addition, e-tickets will be widely used in major high-speed railways and most intercity railways to increase efficiency.

In addition to these new changes, more than 220,000 volunteers are expected to provide guidance, emergency rescue and other services to passengers in the traveling crowd.

Around 3 billion trips are expected to take place during the 2020 Spring Festival trip - the world's largest annual human migration.  

The 40-day travel crowd, known as chunyun, Will start from 10 January and will run till 18 February.