Original title: ticket grabbing! From the 12th, 12306 online train ticket business was extended to 23:30
Spring Festival train tickets can be purchased today (December 12). The 2020 Railway Spring Festival transportation starts on January 10 and ends on February 18, totaling 40 days, 15 days before and 25 days after the festival. It is estimated that the number of passengers sent by railway during the Spring Festival transportation will increase by 8.0% over the same period of last year, reaching 440 million.
This (12th) afternoon, 12306 announced that the online train ticket business processing time was extended by half an hour.
Zhengzhou, Guangzhou and other popular line tickets second light z-prefix ticket hot
At 6:00 p.m. today (December 12), the reporter inquired through the 12306 official ticket purchasing app and found that ticket sales from Beijing West to Zhengzhou, Guangzhou and other popular areas on the first day of the Spring Festival transportation are hot. Some trains have no tickets left, and even the number of people waiting to buy tickets has reached the upper limit. In addition, Jinan's high-speed rail and EMUs to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are basically sold out.
According to data from 12306 website, as of 7:00 p.m. today (December 12), train tickets of several popular directions from Beijing West to Shenyang and Xi'an have been sold out. Among them, z-prefix train tickets are the most popular, and some d-prefix trains from Beijing station to Harbin and other Northeast directions have no more tickets. What is quite surprising is that, different from previous years, tickets of Shijiazhuang, Baoding, Handan and other short distance trains around Beijing have been sold out. However, there are still some tickets left from Beijing to Shanghai and Hangzhou.
Don't worry if you don't get a ticket. The reporter noticed that in the ticketing system, at the bottom of several trains on the 12306 website page, "train diagram adjustment, suspension of sale" is displayed in orange font. The reporter learned from a number of railway departments across the country that the railway operation chart will be adjusted by the end of the year. At that time, a number of tickets will be put into storage for sale. Passengers who fail to grab tickets can pay attention to the railway ticket information at any time.
The railway department specially reminds passengers that in order to reduce the instant pressure of 12306 website during the rush hour of purchasing tickets, the opening time of new tickets at all railway stations in China is staggered, and they should grab tickets according to the opening time of different railway stations. For example, the opening hours of Shanghai's three major railway stations are: Shanghai Hongqiao Station at 13:30, Shanghai railway station at 14:30, Shanghai South Railway Station at 15:30.
In addition, there are differences in ticket opening times among the three major railway stations in Beijing. Tickets will be available from 8:00 in Beijing West Railway Station, 10:00 in Beijing station and 12:30 in Beijing South Railway Station.
Increase transport capacity! Night high speed rail will be opened on busy lines such as Guangdong and Shanghai
From 0:00 on December 30, 2019, the national railway will implement the year-end major survey, and some new lines will be put into operation, which will also be a great benefit for the spring transportation in 2020, and tourists will have new choices.
For example, several trains in Qingdao will be adjusted. The reporter learned from Jinan railway that Rongcheng Yantai d6096 / d6095 EMU passenger trains will be added, and Qingdao North Rongcheng c6583 / c6584 intercity EMUs passenger trains will be opened, which are weekend lines. The c6583 trains will run from Qingdao north and c6584 trains from Rongcheng will run every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and peak period according to the operation rules from December 30.
It is worth noting that the railway department will arrange to operate 157.5 pairs of night EMUs on busy high-speed railway lines, with a year-on-year increase of 52 pairs or 50%, including 12 pairs between Guangzhou and Wuhan, 5 pairs between Guangzhou and Chengdu, 8 pairs between Shanghai and Zhengzhou and Xi'an, 3 pairs between Shanghai and Wuhan, and 4 pairs between Shanghai and Hunan.
Zhangjiakou Hohhot high-speed railway started to run according to the map, and it is getting closer to the end of the year.
Before the festival, the transport capacity of Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou and other areas with concentrated passenger flow also further improved, with 457, 482 and 459 inter Bureau passenger trains per day, with an increase of 43, 17 and 24 trains on a year-on-year basis; after the festival, the transport capacity of Chengdu Chongqing, Nanchang, Wuhan and other regions has been effectively improved, with 302, 119 and 232 inter Bureau passenger trains per day, with an increase of 45, 8 and 15 trains over the same period of last year.
By the end of this year, Beijing Zhangjiakou high speed railway, an important transportation support project for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, will be put into operation. By then, the time from Beijing to Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Games will be shortened to less than one hour by high-speed rail. Automatic driving will be popularized and applied in Beijing Zhangjiakou high speed railway. In the Spring Festival 2020, Beijing Zhangjiakou high-speed railway equipped with intelligent dispatching system will also usher in the first big test. In addition to Beijing Zhangjiakou high-speed railway, it is expected that Zhangjiakou Dalian high-speed railway and Zhang Hu high-speed railway will also be put into operation by the end of December. In addition, the Chengdu Guiyang high-speed railway will be put into operation in mid December.
The latest news! 12306 online train ticket business processing time extended
During the Spring Festival transportation in 2020, tickets purchased by mobile phones and telephones on websites are prior to windows. At 5:00 p.m. today (December 12), the official microblog of state railway announced that from December 12, 2019, the business handling time of 12306 network has been extended from 6:00-23:00 to 6:00-23:30. During this period, passengers can purchase tickets, change tickets, refund tickets, stand-by services on 12306 website and 'railway 12306' app.
In addition, with the expansion of e-ticket pilot, more passengers will enjoy the convenience of swiping their ID cards and mobile phones. So, how to determine which stations can use e-ticket? The reporter found that when purchasing tickets on China Railway 12306 website or 12306 mobile app, if there is a "small ID card" logo on the line, it means that e-ticket can be used.
The railway department suggests that passengers should try to use electronic payment when purchasing e-tickets, and hold valid identity documents to enter the station, check in and take the bus. After the journey is over, they can choose whether to print the reimbursement voucher according to the actual needs, so as to handle the e-ticket change and refund procedures on the 12306 website (APP).
In addition, students who have collected preferential qualification can take the bus with ID card at the station where e-ticket is implemented after online qualification verification on 12306 website (APP).
The railway department specially emphasizes that at present, e-ticket is only implemented in the announced line stations. If both the boarding and alighting stations are implementation stations, they can purchase e-tickets. If any one of the upper and lower stations is not within the scope of implementation, the purchased ticket is a normal train ticket, or purchased at a non implemented station, the paper ticket will still be purchased in the original way.
The railway department also said that this year's Spring Festival transportation 12306 ticket sales capacity will be increased from 15 million to 20 million. Waiting tickets will also be extended from some trains to all trains.
Attention! These areas with high-speed rail tickets can enjoy a discount
During the Spring Festival, tourists taking high-speed rail (including high-speed trains) in some parts of the country can enjoy preferential tickets to scenic spots with paper tickets.
For example, not long ago, the Rizhao Linyi Qufu section of the South Shandong high-speed railway was opened for operation, connecting with Beijing Shanghai high-speed railway, Jiqing high-speed railway and Qingyan railway, forming a ring-shaped high-speed railway corridor. At present, there are discount tickets for tourists to travel from the high-speed rail station in Rizhao mountain and around the sea, such as the high-speed rail in Rizhao and around the sea, and so on.
Shenyang railway will offer discount tickets to the Shenyang railway exhibition hall in Sujiatun District and Hekou scenic spot on dandongfeng line. On the basis of the national and Liaoning Provincial Price Bureau's unified policy of reducing and exempting the tickets of tourist attractions, the team with more than 10 people can enjoy 50% discount of the scenic spot tickets, and the team with more than 50 people can enjoy the 30% discount of the scenic spot tickets.
According to the reporter's understanding, at present, passengers with two-day round-trip tickets can also enjoy 60% discount in off-season and 70% discount in peak season in Qianshan Scenic Spot, and 20% discount in Anshan yutangquan international hot spring city, happy water world and tourist resort hotel.
In addition, with the opening of the commercial Hefei Hangzhou high speed railway to the north of Hefei and Zhengfu high-speed rail, the tourism authorities of cities along the line in Anhui Province have launched high-speed rail tourism preferential packages. Among them, during the period of December (December 1-31), anyone who has a ticket for Hefei Hangzhou high-speed railway, an electronic or paper ticket for Zheng Fu high-speed rail line and his ID card can enjoy a half price discount (45 yuan / person) for the ticket of balihe tourist area in Fuyang.