[Explanation] On January 13, 2021 New Year's Eve train tickets will go on sale.

Affected by the epidemic, this year's ticket sales situation is not as tight as in previous years.

On the same day, the reporter learned from Beijing West Railway Station that as of 14:00, only 5,000 trains from Beijing West Railway Station were sold.

  [Concurrent] Li Xianqing, Secretary of the Party Branch of Beijing West Railway Station Ticketing Workshop

  From today, the railway 12306 website and telephone bookings can be used to book train tickets for New Year’s Eve, which is February 11th. As of 14:00 today, a total of 5,000 tickets from Beijing West Railway Station will be sold through the Internet and telephone booking methods. In the same period last year, it reached 85,000, a decrease of 95%.

  [Explanation] According to the ticket sales situation in previous years, during this period, the ticket rush before the Spring Festival has entered the "white-hot stage", and some popular routes are basically "sales in seconds". However, the reporter inquired about the train tickets on New Year's Eve and found that in the past, There are plenty of tickets for popular routes, and there are surplus tickets for multiple trains.

  [Concurrent] Li Xianqing, Secretary of the Party Branch of Beijing West Railway Station Ticketing Workshop

  Specifically, for example, the popular routes in previous years, such as Beijing to Chengdu, Xi’an, Zhengzhou, Nanchang, etc., are basically sold out on New Year’s Eve. The current sales volume this year is less than 1/4 of the previous year. On the one hand, This year’s New Year’s Day and Spring Festival are separated by a long time, and the flow of students, labor, and returning home did not form a superposition. On the other hand, it is mainly affected by the epidemic and the majority of tourists actively respond to the call of “not leaving Beijing for the holidays”. It is expected this year The passenger flow during the Spring Festival transport will be lower than in previous years.

  [Explanation] Although the passenger flow may drop significantly compared with previous years, the railway department also reminds passengers to take personal hygiene protection during travel and actively cooperate with the railway department to implement epidemic prevention measures at stations.

  [Explanation] In addition, at 6 o'clock that evening, the China Railway Corporation announced that from the sale of tickets on February 12, 2021 (the first day of the first month), the pre-sale period of railway tickets will be adjusted to 15 days, that is, the sale will start on January 29 Tickets for February 12, 2021 (the first day of the first month).

From January 14 to January 28, only tickets for February 11 (New Year's Eve) and before will be sold.

  Starting from January 14th, if passengers need to refund their tickets due to changes in their itinerary, the time limit for the exemption of refund fees will be adjusted from the original stipulated 15 days or more before driving to 8 or more days (including the day) before driving; refunds within 7 days and less If the ticket is refunded, it will still be implemented in accordance with the rules for refunding tickets for more than 48 hours, 48-24 hours, and within 24 hours.

  Reporter Liu Chao reports from Beijing

Editor in charge: [Ji Xiang]