Railway to Start Operation of First Red Eye Bullet Train in May
The first red eye bullet train that will run from Shanghai to Beijing starts its operations on May 15. According to the Shanghai railway police authority said that the red eye bullet train G8 leaves Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station by 7 pm and will arrive at the Beijing South Railway Station 11:48 pm.
Trains running overnight are known as red eyes and this will be the first time that a bullet train will be used after 6 pm to run the Shanghai to Beijing route and returning to Shanghai the next day. Ticket prices is set at 933 yuan and 553 yuan just the same with daytime travel. Authorities are also placing more police officers on board to ensure passenger safety during the night travel. Furthermore bullet trains with sleeping compartments that ran from Shanghai Railway Station to Beijing Railway Station during the Spring Festival sill also start its regular operation leaving Shanghai 7:10 pm and arriving Beijing 7:07 am the next day.
China Railway Corp. the country’s railway operator stated that by adding red eye bullet trains in its fixed operation schedule to cater the growing demand of passengers. The country saw a large increase in train passengers in the past ten years, with 2.5 billion passengers taking the train in 2015 or and increase of 6.07 percent compared to a year earlier.