Beijing-Shanghai High-speed Train Tickets Cheaper
Xinhua, June 18, 2012
Business-class tickets for the 85 high-speed trains operating on the country's busiest railway line will be reduced by 10 to 20 percent, while tickets for premium seats will be cut by 10 percent, according to a statement posted on the website of the ministry.
After the price cut, business-class tickets will be lowered to between 1,400 yuan ($222.22) and 1,575 yuan from the current 1,750 yuan. Prices of premium seats will stand at 949 yuan, down from the current 1,055 yuan.
The discounts will vary dependent on different trains, the time of ticket purchases and the day of departure, according to the statement.
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