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Thousands stranded in Shanghai

THOUSANDS of train passengers received ticket refunds yesterday after the fatal accident in Jiangxi Province led to the cancellation of eight train services at Shanghai South Railway Station.

Officials from the station said that six other train services were delayed due to the accident.

A train due to leave today for Huaihua in central China's Hunan Province would also be canceled, rail authorities said.

A train to Shenzhen and another to Guangzhou, in Guangdong Province, have also been canceled.

Wang Lushan, a rail authority spokeswoman, said the refund process at the station "was in order" despite the huge passenger turnout.

Most affected trains were scheduled to go to cities like Chongqing, Nanchang, Guiyang and Yichang, Wang said.

However, south-bound trains for short trips, such as Hangzhou, were not affected.

Twelve extra refund booths at both Shanghai Railway Station and the south outlet have been opened.

More than 6,100 passengers had received refunds by last night, according to Zhou Zhongjie, the station director.

Long-distance buses yesterday became hot items because of the train woes.


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