Chinese railway staff no longer get “free boarding pass”

Ding Xiaoxiao China Plus Published: 2017-12-03 15:12:23
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All free railway boarding cards have been abolished, according to the National Railway Administration, who said railway staff members now need to purchase tickets for work trips and then apply for reimbursement, the Beijing News reported Saturday.

Beijing South Railway Station. [File Photo: VCG]

Beijing South Railway Station. [File Photo: VCG]

According to China’s disciplinary inspection department, the government set a requirement that the free boarding cards held by railway staff members be regulated at the beginning of 2017. 

The National Railway Administration abolished 445 free boarding cards on January 15, 2017. 

The cards were assigned to staff members by the former Ministry of Railways and enabled railway staff members to take trains for free. 

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