China News Network, September 9 (Zhongxin Financial Reporter Ge Cheng) There are about two weeks left before the "Eleventh" holiday, and many travelers have already made travel plans. Starting today, passengers can purchase train tickets for September 14. Many travelers are planning to "leave work" on the last working day before the holiday. Before grabbing tickets, you may wish to take a look at this guide.
28th train tickets start today!
This year's "9th" Mid-Autumn Festival National Day holiday is one, and the holiday period is from September 29 to October 10, a total of 6 days.
According to the current 15-day pre-sale period of national railway tickets, from September 9, passengers can purchase train tickets for September 14 through the railway 12306 website and railway 12306 APP. For the return journey, train tickets will be available on October 9 on September 28.
The railway department has suggested that the starting time of each station is different, for example, Beijing West Railway Station and Nanjing South Railway Station are 8:00, Guangzhou South Railway Station is 10:00 and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is 13:30. Passengers can use the "Sale Time" query function in the official "Railway 12306" APP to check the start time of a specified station.
The railway department expects that Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xi'an and other cities will become popular areas for passengers to depart and arrive. In addition, Hangzhou will host the Asian Games during Golden Week, which will also become a popular destination for high-speed rail travel.
The relevant person in charge of Fliggy Travel told Zhongxin Finance that even with the Mid-Autumn Festival, this year's National Day holiday has become the longest statutory holiday in the year, and travel demand has been rising. As of September 9, the number of bookings for domestic travel products during the National Day holiday increased by nearly six times year-on-year, and the number of bookings for many domestic tour categories such as hotels, group tours, scenic spot tickets, and car rentals has far exceeded the same period in 13.
12306 Website screenshot.
Zhongxin Finance logged on to the 13 official website on the afternoon of the 12306th and found that on September 9, some train tickets from Beijing to Hangzhou, Wuhan, Nanjing, Xi'an and other places have been sold out.
12 days! 1 million people! 9 more columns!
The railway department said that the railway National Day Golden Week transportation began on September 9 and ended on October 27, a period of 10 days, and the national railway is expected to send 8 million passengers.
This year's Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays are superimposed, up to 8 days, passengers have a strong willingness to travel, visit relatives and tourism flows are intertwined, and railway passenger flow will show a strong growth trend. The transportation period of the Golden Week has been extended to 12 days, the transportation period arrangement exceeds the calendar year, and the average daily passenger seat capacity of the national railway is expected to increase by 2019.18% compared with the same period in 5.
The railway department expects September 9 to be the peak day for ticket sales, and tickets for the first day of the holiday will be sold on that day. In order to cope with the peak passenger flow during the Mid-Autumn Festival National Day holiday this year, the railway department added 15 direct passenger trains across the Railway Bureau Group Company, including 320 EMUs (including 214 night high-speed railways) and 200 general speed passenger trains.
At the same time, the railway department also adopts the methods of reconnection operation of EMUs, general speed passenger trains plus trailer cars, etc., to increase the seats of passengers in popular directions, and in principle, the direction of entering Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou is operated with full shaft or full formation. All railway bureau group companies also flexibly open passenger trains in the tube according to the railway 12306 ticket sales data.
In addition, the railway department has reserved hot standby EMUs, general speed passenger train vehicles and crew members at major hub nodes across the country, the number of which is not less than the "May Day" small long holiday, and once there is a sudden passenger flow, it can be put into operation at any time to meet the travel needs of passengers.
Infographic: High-speed rail trains. Photo by China News Agency reporter Lu Bo
How can I increase my chances of success in my standby ticket purchase?
How can passengers going to popular destinations increase their chances of success in waiting for ticketing?
According to the railway department, the standby ticket purchase function of railway 12306 is running stably, and the success rate of standby cashing has reached more than 75%. Passengers can increase the success rate of waiting by submitting standby orders with multiple "date, train, and seat" combinations to extend the waiting time.
In addition, the railway department said that if direct tickets cannot be purchased during the peak period of passenger flow, passengers can buy interline tickets to meet their travel needs through segmented rides, and railway 12306 will intelligently recommend intermediate transfer plans with surplus tickets according to passengers' travel needs and remaining tickets, for passengers to choose.
In order to facilitate passengers to transfer to the train, the railway department has set up convenient channels for transit in 100 major stations, and arranged station staff to do a good job in guiding services, so that passengers can enter the waiting room and wait for the train without leaving the station, effectively shortening the transit time.
It is worth mentioning that in June this year, 6 began to trial the online shop selection service, which has covered 12306 passenger trains and is running well. The online shop selection service provides soft sleeper, hard sleeper and EMU soft sleeper, first class sleeper, second class sleeper and other bedding options for general speed trains, which cover different levels of needs. At the same time, railway 230 still insists on giving priority to the allocation of lower berths to key passengers over 12306 years old. (End)