Beijing Shanghai high speed railway reform: the highest difference of floating ticket price is 100 yuan, and there are season tickets and silent cars

 Beijing Shanghai high speed railway reform: the highest difference of floating ticket price is 100 yuan, and there are season tickets and silent cars

The Beijing Shanghai high-speed railway announced on the afternoon of October 23 that it would optimize and adjust the ticket price of Beijing Shanghai high-speed railway. From December 23, the floating fare will be adopted, with the highest price difference of 100 yuan for second-class seats and 250 yuan for business seats.

At present, the Beijing Shanghai high-speed railway implements a relatively fixed fare mechanism. The ticket price from Beijing South Railway Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Station is 553 yuan. After the adjustment, the maximum price of second-class seats is 598 yuan, an increase of 8% compared with the benchmark price; the lowest price is 498 yuan, a decrease of 10%, and the difference between the highest price and the lowest price is 100 yuan. The ticket price of trains along the route shall be adjusted according to the running distance.

At present, the lowest ticket price for business seats of Beijing Shanghai high-speed rail is 1748 yuan, and the adjusted fare is 1748 yuan to 1998 yuan, with the highest increase of 14.3%, which is higher than that of second-class seats. This is also in line with the characteristics of large business passenger flow in Beijing and Shanghai. For business class passengers, the Beijing Shanghai high-speed railway will also provide special security inspection channel, exclusive waiting area, and special personnel to guide the passengers to and from the station.

At the same time, the interface news learned from the state railway group that the Beijing Shanghai high-speed railway will explore and launch preferential season tickets for commuters and frequent business travelers in fixed intervals.

According to the State Railway Group, Beijing Shanghai high-speed railway will also pilot silent carriage service. This kind of carriage can provide a more quiet and comfortable travel environment for passengers. Passengers who are willing to abide by the corresponding code of conduct can choose silent carriage when buying tickets through 12306 website and mobile phone client.

The market-oriented pricing of high-speed rail cars has long been supported by policies. The notice on the reform and improvement of passenger ticket price policy for high-speed rail multiple units issued by the national development and Reform Commission and implemented since 2016 clearly states that the first-class and second-class passenger ticket prices of high-speed rail multiple unit trains running on railways wholly-owned and controlled by central management enterprises with a design speed of more than 200 km / h shall be independently formulated by railway transport enterprises in accordance with price laws and regulations.

The new version of the central pricing purpose, which was implemented in May 2020, also stipulates that the price of EMU trains and newly built passenger dedicated lines controlled by social capital investment will no longer be set by the price department of the State Council.

Previously, Chinas railways have been pricing several lines in the market, but the price fluctuation of the same line is not big. For example, the ticket price from Ningbo to Wenzhou is between 92 yuan and 102 yuan. The price difference of 100 yuan for second-class seats and 250 yuan for business seats is unprecedented in the history of Chinese railways.

Zhao Jian, a professor at Beijing Jiaotong University, analyzed the interface news. The reason why Beijing Shanghai high-speed railway was chosen as the first line with a large price fluctuation was the huge passenger flow. At present, the passenger flow of Beijing Shanghai high-speed railway is close to saturation, and there is a solid foundation to increase the price. The adjustment of ticket price can bring more income for the company.

Zhao Jian believes that the market-oriented fare reform of Beijing Shanghai high-speed railway has delivered a positive signal and is more suitable for market-oriented operation. At present, there are high-speed trains between Beijing and Shanghai, which take about 4 hours or 6 hours. The price of trains in the next four hours should rise.

Zuo Dajie, an associate professor at Southwest Jiaotong University, told interface news that ticket prices are also related to departure and arrival times. For example, Taiwans high-speed rail has a 6.8% discount in the morning. Zuo Dajie believes that floating ticket prices can attract ticket price sensitive passenger flow and take early or late high-speed rail trains, which is conducive to more efficient and balanced utilization of transport capacity.

In addition to Beijing Shanghai high-speed rail, Chengdu Chongqing high-speed rail will also adopt floating fare. China Railway Group said on October 23 that from December 23, 2020, the Chengdu Chongqing high-speed rail train with a speed of 300-350 km / h will optimize and adjust the ticket price, adopting a flexible fare system, in which the downward floating discount is 8.3% to 9.6%, but the proportion of upward floating is not announced.

According to Zhao Jians analysis, Wuhan Guangzhou high-speed railway and Guangzhou Shenzhen high-speed railway with large passenger flow may also adopt a fare mechanism with a larger floating range in the future.

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