Hi-speed railway ticketing issues to be addressed

Passengers taking the high-speed railway between Hong Kong and the mainland may soon be able to enjoy easier ticketing procedures, with rail operators on both sides of the border in talks, reports the SCMP.

Michael Tien Puk-sun, a lawmaker and former railway boss, said the MTR Corporation and the China Railway Corporation were considering a proposal to allow passengers to buy tickets on arrival and board any train right away.

The new plan would erase the need to purchase tickets in advance – but it comes with a risk: passengers would not be guaranteed a seat.

The shortest travel time from West Kowloon Station to Shenzhen is only 14 minutes. For Guangzhou South, it is 47 minutes. Read more.