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How to take a train in China

Taking a train should be the cheapest way to travel for the longest distance. With a great change and development in the speed and service, traveling with train has become more and more popular. Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the railway, meeting new people, expecting interesting experience and with the cost effectiveness, traveling with train has become one of the primary choices when traveling in China.

Before heading to the railway station, always get a detailed knowledge of the information in your ticket. The ticket tells you the exact information about your train should be your guide at hand. Here are some basic steps for boarding when taking train for your reference. And hope it will do some help for your smooth journey:

  • Step 1: Arriving at the Station

    Before heading to the railway station, always get a detailed knowledge of the information in your ticket. The ticket tells you the exact information about your train should be your guide at hand. Here are some basic steps for boarding when taking train for your reference. And hope it will do some help for your smooth journey.

  • Step 2: Entering into the station hall

    Wait in lines to enter into the station hall after your arrival at the railway station. You have to show your tickets and passport or ID to the working staffs. At the same time, have your luggage examined by X-ray machine to check if there are items that are prohibited to take on the train.

  • Step 3: Find the right waiting hall

    After your entrance into the station hall, you should find your waiting room and boarding platform by referring to the LED bullets screen where train numbers and corresponding waiting rooms, train schedules and statues are displayed. Public facilities like toilet, drinkable hot water, grocery stores and newsstands are equipped in all waiting rooms. If you have trouble in finding your waiting room or other problems, ask help from working staffs.

  • Step 4: Check in

    Generally,check-in starts 30 minutes before the departure time in a starting station, or only a three to five minutes for check-in if it is an intermediate station. Pay close attention to the broadcasting which would remind you for checking in. Find the right ticket entrance from signs writing train number and platform number on it. After check-in, just follow the stream of people to get to your platform.

  • Step 5: Board the train

    Carriage number is printed on the exterior of each carriage. Find your carriage according to the information printed in your ticket. You will be required to present your ticket by the working staff standing at the door of each carriage to make sure you board the right carriage. Seated on your seat number and put your luggage on the shelf. You ticket will get exchanged with a boarding card by the working staff if you are holding a sleeper ticket. And you will have your ticket back before your destination arrives.

  • Step 6: Get off the train

    There will be announcement before the train arrives at each station. Pack up and get off the train when your station arrives.

    Step 7 Get out of the station

    There are clear signs indicatingEXIT above your head or follow the flow of people and get out of the station.

Tips:

● The railway station will be crowded and noisy especially when holidays, be prepared to get used to the environment and cope with inconvenience.
● Watch out your belongings. Keep your value items in your carry-on bags.
● You can bring your own food when taking a train. Most of the trains have a dining car where you can buy a meal. You can also buy food, drinks, fruits, snacks, magazines and other items in trolleys which would go back and forth through the aisle.
● If you bought a sleeper seat for an overnight train, a flashlight is needed especially when your seat is on the top bunk as lights at the train will go off at night.
● Do not drink or eat food offered by strangers.
● Do not get off the train until you arrive at your destination as stopping time for each station is so very limited that you may miss your train before you get on.
● Keep your personal information away from strangers.
● Keep your ticket as it will be checked when you get out of the station.

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