From January 7, the 2023 Spring Festival has officially opened, lasting until February 15, a total of 40 days.
According to the preliminary analysis and research of the Ministry of Transport, the total passenger flow during the Spring Festival this year is about 2.095 billion passengers.This represents a 99.5% increase over the same period last year and a recovery to 70.3% for the same period in 2019.
With the increase in the number of Spring Festival passengers, the difficulty of purchasing tickets for popular routes has increased this year, for which the railroad authorities have introduced new initiatives.
According to reports, this year's Spring Festival to go home passengers, has not yet bought a ticket, if you can be in the 12306 website, APP for standby ticketing.Each person can wait for a maximum of 5 tickets at the same time, an increase of 3 tickets compared to previous years.The success rate of standby ticketing is also greatly increased.
In addition, the new version of the Railway Passenger Transport Regulations has come into effect on January 1, 2023, and some changes have been made to the preferential rules regarding children and student tickets.
In terms of preferential tickets for children, the national railroad implements a real-name ticket management system for children's preferential tickets and divides the preferential standards by age: children who travel with adult passengers, children who are 6 years old or older and under 14 years old buy children's preferential tickets, and those who are 14 years old or older buy full-price tickets.
In terms of student discount tickets, the railroads have removed the restriction that student discount tickets can only be purchased during the winter and summer holidays, and student passengers can purchase four discount tickets at any time during the academic year.