Paper railway tickets set to become a thing of the past in China, with e-tickets set to become the standard, reports Tencent News.
Shan Xinghua, director of technology with 12306 China Railway, paperless train travel currently being trialed in Hainan is going to be expanded across the country.
Instead of being given a paper slip, passengers will be granted access to the trains by simply showing their ID cards or scanning the 12306 QR code on a smartphone.
The report does not clarify when the paper tickets will be eliminated.
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