More trains for students
Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news
Railway Bureau plans to run an extra 21 trains per day to satisfy demand during
the peak period when students return to the city and begin their new semester,
the Youth Post reported today.
The city currently operates over 230 trains
per day, with 21 trains to be added to satisfy the growing demand. Other
measures include offering ticket outlets and lounges specifically for students
and extending the ticket presale period for them.
During the peak period,
students will get top priority to enter the railway station, buy tickets, check
luggage, and board, with special staff assigned to help students handle such
procedures. In order to guarantee that every student will have a seat on the
train, Shanghai and Hangzhou railway stations will prolong the ticket presale
period to 11 days.