The Beijing-Tianjin railway: journey with electronic tickets
On the intercity high-speed railway Beijing-Tianjin, which operation will begin to the opening of the Beijing Olympic Games on the 1st of August 2008, a new ticketing system will replace traditional paper tickets with electronic ones. Except other obvious advantages, the electronic tickets will be safer against fake attempts. Debugging and testing of operations have begun in the first quarter 2008 as a part of the 13,324 billion yuans ($1,7 bln.) project of the given railway construction began on July 4th, 2005.