Paperless Train Tickets to be Implemented in 2019
The general manager of China Railway Corporation (CRC) announced that paperless train tickets will be implemented all around the country next year. That means passengers will be able to scan their valid ID or mobile phone to board a train. The list of valid identification credentials published by CRC, includes a second-generation ID card for Chinese mainland residents, foreign permanent residence permits, residence permits for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, Mainland Travel Permits for Taiwan Residents, and Mainland Travel Permits for Hong Kong and Macao Residents. Foreign visitors will be able to use the bar code of the ticket order on a mobile phone to board a train.