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Alipay replaces ID cards on GZ-SZ Intercity Railway
2019-01-23 09:32     Source : Radio Guangdong's English Service

It has been announced that as of today (Jan. 21), passengers are now able to board trains without even needing an ID card on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Intercity Railway simply by scanning a QR code using the Alipay mini-app. This new development makes taking the train between the two cities as easy and convenient as taking a bus and will increase efficiency during the Spring Festival travel rush.

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With seven stations including Guangzhou, the Guangzhou East Railway Station, Dongguan, Changping, Zhangmutou, Pinghu and Shenzhen, the Guangzhou – Shenzhen Intercity Railway line is one of the busiest in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. According to Alipay, using their app to gain access to trains takes as little as 3 seconds and can save passengers upwards of 15 minutes per trip in waiting times. 

Editor: 郑思慧