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Railway discount fares announced

MINISTRY of Railways has announced discount fares of up to 50 percent for passengers buying sleeper tickets en route.

The ministry has introduced the discounts to attract more passengers during the low season, according to the Beijing Times.

Passengers who buy tickets for sleeper berths after 6am on the last day of long journeys can enjoy discounts ranging from 20 to 50 percent.

The costs of sleeper berth on trips of less than 200 kilometers are 170 percent of the normal cost of hard seat tickets for hard sleeper berths and for soft sleeper berths 270 percent of the normal cost of hard seat tickets.

The costs of sleeper berths on trips of between 200 to 400 kilometers are 158 percent and 258 percent that of the costs of hard seat tickets and soft sleepers respectively.

The discounts will be available until June 30 when the summer vacation peak starts.


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