Chinanews client, Beijing, January 6th (Peng Ning Ling Lang Lang) 2021 Lunar New Year train tickets officially opened today.

In order to prevent and control the epidemic, going home on a staggered peak has become a distinctive feature of the Spring Festival this year. Beijing, Dalian, Zhangjiakou and other places have put forward specific epidemic prevention requirements one after another.

Data map: Passengers leave the station in an orderly manner.

Photo by Zheng Changxian

Lunar New Year Train Tickets Opened

Tickets for popular routes in many places are sold out

  In accordance with the regulations of 30 days in advance of the Internet and telephone booking of railway Spring Festival transport tickets, today (6th), passengers can purchase train tickets for February 4, 2021 (the 23rd of the twelfth lunar month) through the Internet and telephone.

  On February 10, 2021 (the 29th of the twelfth lunar month) and February 11 (New Year's Eve), the train tickets will be sold on January 12 and 13, 2021.

  At the same time, it should be reminded that this year's online ticket sales time has been extended.

According to the previous introduction of the National Railway Group, the ticketing service time of the railway 12306 website this year has been extended from 6:00 to 23:30 daily to 5:00 to 23:30 daily.

  China Railway Group expects that during the Spring Festival transport period of 2021, the national railways will send 407 million passengers, an average of 10.18 million passengers per day, an increase of 93.4% year-on-year, and the same as the Spring Festival transport in 2019.

  The reporter checked the 12306 website on the afternoon of the 5th and found that many popular routes and train tickets on February 3, 2021 (the 22nd of the twelfth lunar month) had been sold out.

  For example, all the Z-headed trains from Guangzhou to Wuhan have no remaining tickets, and tickets can only be purchased on standby; tickets for most of the high-speed trains have also been sold out.

  Most of the high-speed trains from Beijing to Jinan have no second-class tickets, and some trains still have tickets for first-class and commercial seats; from Beijing to Zhengzhou, more than half of the Z-headed trains have no more tickets.

Data map: Railway station staff are working in front of the platform.

Photo by Zhang Wei

Going home on a staggered peak has become a distinctive feature of this year’s Spring Festival

Some air tickets may be cheaper than train tickets

  Taking into account factors such as the commissioning of new railway lines, the expansion of capacity resources, and the prevention and control of the epidemic, the National Railway Group Co., Ltd. revealed that from 0:00 on January 20, 2021, the national railways will implement a new train operation map and increase passenger trains. There are 325 trains, and 114 freight trains will be added to the main freight channels.

  "The Spring Festival Transport in 2021 is 18 days after the Spring Festival in 2020." According to the person in charge of the Passenger Transport Department of China Railway Group, the holiday for students this year is earlier than the Spring Festival.

  Affected by the epidemic, going home staggered has become a notable feature of this year's Spring Festival.

  According to data from an online ticketing platform, the passenger flow of college students is expected to basically end before the peak of the Spring Festival travel season on January 26, 2021.

The return of “workers” is expected to usher in the first wave of small peaks on the first day of the Spring Festival travel on January 28, 2021, and the second wave on February 4, 2021, which is the day of the new year. September 9) to reach the peak of returning home to New Year's Eve.

  In terms of the current ticket purchase situation, data from multiple online ticket purchase platforms show that train tickets from cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen are more difficult to grab.

  It is worth mentioning that during the Spring Festival travel period, some air tickets may be cheaper than train tickets.

  A reporter inquired about a ticketing platform on the afternoon of the 5th and found that during the Spring Festival travel period, the lowest price for a ticket from Beijing to Wuhan was 285 yuan, which was 237 yuan cheaper than a second-class high-speed rail ticket of 522 yuan.

  At the same time, some air tickets on Beijing-Chengdu, Beijing-Hangzhou, Hangzhou-Guangzhou routes are cheaper than high-speed rail tickets.

Data map: The picture shows the anti-epidemic personnel taking the temperature of passengers.

Photo by Yang Bo

"Contactless" ticket sales and entry with a negative nucleic acid test certificate...

These places make requirements for travel during the Spring Festival!

  The Spring Festival travel season has begun. In the context of sporadic cases in many places recently, the increasingly dense population movement will undoubtedly bring challenges to the prevention and control of the epidemic.

  According to the official Weibo news of China Railway Group, from December 31, 2020 to January 3, 2021, during the small holiday of New Year's Day, the national railways sent a total of 34.726 million passengers, of which January 1 was the peak passenger flow, sending 9.89 million passengers Person times.

  According to the person in charge of the Transportation Department of the National Railway Group, the railway department will start from the source of ticket sales, strictly control the overcrowding rate of trains, reserve seats for heat-generating passengers, and hand over them in time.

  It is particularly worth noting that there have been sporadic cases in Beijing, Dalian, Shijiazhuang and other places recently. Passengers with travel needs need to know the relevant epidemic prevention requirements in advance.

  For example, in response to new requirements and changes in recent epidemic prevention and control work, the Beijing Railway Administration has actively implemented "contactless" ticket sales, security checks, and measures to facilitate the people.

  The entry and exit passages of the Beijing Railway Station are fully covered by prevention, control and temperature measurement. The 30 passenger identity verification self-service entry passages on the north side of the entry gate are all open.

Beijing West Railway Station implements two-way clearance in the waiting rooms on the east and west sides to shorten the travel distance of passengers.

  At the same time, Beijing West Railway Station has set up a free mask pick-up machine at the 12306 service desk in the lobby on the second floor of the north. Scan the QR code to pick up disposable masks for free to provide emergency assistance to passengers with damaged or lost masks.

  In addition, Tangshan, Tianjin, Beijing North, Zhangjiakou and other stations strictly implement the code scanning temperature measurement system for passengers entering and exiting stations, strengthen the ventilation, disinfection and daily cleaning of the waiting area, and do a good job of high-frequency contact with toilets, door handles, elevator buttons, etc. The key disinfection of public places reminds passengers to keep a safe distance and avoid crowds.

Strengthen the temperature measurement guidance and supervision and inspection work of entering and exiting stations, so as to do all the inspections.

  The official Weibo of Dalian Railway Station also issued a notice on January 1 stating that from now on, passengers who really need to leave by train must have a negative nucleic acid test certificate within 3 days. Those who cannot provide relevant certificates cannot enter the station and board the train.

  The notice also emphasized that the "Liao Shi Tong Health Code" and the "State Council Epidemic Prevention Itinerary Card" must be prepared in advance for travel, and temperature and card code dual tests must be carried out as required when arriving at the station.