The May Day holiday is approaching, and many people across China have begun making travel plans. From tomorrow, passengers can start buying train tickets for May 1. With the gradual recovery of railway passenger flow, some popular routes may appear “difficult to find tickets” for the May 1st holiday .
Tickets for these popular routes are tight
This year’s May Day holiday will be from May 1st to 5th, a total of 5 days.
According to the current 15-day pre-sale period of national railway tickets, from April 16th, passengers can purchase train tickets for April 30th. On April 17, the train ticket for May 1 will officially open.
According to estimates by the railway department, the May Day holiday will have mainly short- and medium-distance travel, visiting relatives, and student passenger flow. Tickets will be tight during the festival.
The reporter logged on the official website of 12306 to check on the evening of the 15th and found that some tickets for some popular routes had been sold out on April 29th.
For example, on April 29, many high-speed trains from Beijing to Zhengzhou had no remaining tickets. High-speed trains from Beijing to Jinan and Wuhan were also popular, and some were sold out.
New changes! Travel time compression between some cities
From April 10th, the new train operation chart will be implemented, which has also greatly reduced the travel time between some cities. Many people will travel more conveniently and quicker during the May Day holiday!
For example, the current round-trip time between Xiangyang East and Qingdao North is reduced by 1 hour 56 minutes, 1 hour 54 minutes; Xi’an North to Lianyungang round trip is reduced by 1 hour 22 minutes, 1 hour 25 minutes; Xiangyang East to Yantai round trip has been reduced by 57 minutes, 1 hour. Hours; Qingdao to Chongqing West round trip compressed 1 hour 14 minutes, 49 minutes.
Starting from April 10, the maximum speed of the Xiamen-Shenzhen high-speed rail has been increased from the current 200 kilometers to 250 kilometers per hour. The fastest travel time between Xiamen and Shenzhen has been shortened to 2.5 hours.
In addition, after the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail and the Chengdu-Chongqing high-speed rail launched counter and regular tickets, the Xiamen-Shenzhen high-speed rail and the Nanguang high-speed rail have also introduced new ticketing products such as counter-tickets, providing passengers with more choices.
New line! Take the tourist train to this province and get ticket discounts
During this May Day holiday, tourism must be a “keyword” for many people.
After the national railway map adjustment, passengers have a lot of new route options.
For example, the current railway department has opened Yan’an to Chengdu East EMU trains, and has also opened Tongren to Chengdu East, Chongqing West, and Kunming South EMU trains to better meet market demand.
Chengdu Railway Bureau will increase capacity allocation during peak periods such as weekends and long holidays according to the direction of passenger travel and passenger flow demand.
The specific adjustment is to add 9 pairs of EMUs, namely 1 pair from Guiyang North to Liupanshui, 1 pair from Liupanshui to Chengdu East, 3 pairs from Chongqing West to Yongchuan East, Guiyang North to Kailinan, Chengdu East to Guang’an South 1 pair, and Chengdu 1 pair from east to south, 1 pair from Chongqing north to Wanzhou north.
Just this month, the “Hundred Trips to Guangxi” and the “Happy Journey·Poetry and Beauty Sanjiang” EMU special train also ushered in its debut. Passengers can depart from Nanning East Railway Station in Guangxi directly to Guangxi Dong Township-Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County to experience the unique local ethnic culture.
In some places, incentive policies such as ticket discounts have been introduced.
For example, according to the China Railway Zhengzhou Bureau Group Co., Ltd., in the future, various parts of Henan will provide incentive policies and preferential policies for scenic spot tickets for railway tourism trains operating within the country, and include railway tourism trains in the province’s tourism promotion plan.