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Beijing Railway Station & Beijing West Railway Station begin real-name boarding

From : Xinhua

Jan. 9, 2012

A staff member of the Beijing Railway Station examines passengers' train tickets and their identity certificates at the station in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 8, 2011. China's Ministry of Railway has introduced a real-name ticketing system, which requires identification before boarding trains, to stop scalpers selling tickets to travellers. The Beijing Railway Station and the Beijing West Railway Station began the real-name boarding on Sunday. (Xinhua/Gong Lei) 

Inspectors for real-name ticketing system walk past the square in front of the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 8, 2012. China started the 40-day Spring Festival peak travel season Sunday, with a total of 3.16 billion passenger on the move. China's railways will carry 235 million passengers during the travel rush, up 6.1 percent year-on-year. The Spring Festival, or Chinese lunar New Year, falls on Jan. 23 this year. It is the most important traditional Chinese festival for family reunions. (Xinhua/Liu Changlong)