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Most think high-speed Hangzhou train fare overpriced

MORE than 80 percent of Shanghai residents think the ticket price for the Shanghai-Hangzhou High Speed Rail is too expensive, an online survey said today.

Among the 2,500 people polled by local Website, 84 percent said the fare is overpriced and there should be discounts for frequent travelers. Only 10 percent said they are OK with the price.

The price of 82 yuan is 51 percent more than a standard ticket for a fast train on the same route. A first-class ticket would cost 131 yuan.

According to the survey, 82 percent said they would visit Hangzhou, a scenic, historical city in neighboring Zhejiang Province, occasionally, about once or twice a year. Only 13 percent said they would go there often. About 72 percent said they would visit Hangzhou for holidays.

The survey also found 56 percent preferred to go there by normal trains, 22 percent by the high-speed rail, 12 percent by car and 8 percent by bus.

The high-speed rail, which starts operation today, runs at 350 kilometers per hour and cuts travel time to Hangzhou from 80 minutes to 45 minutes.


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