Train fares for Tet up by 25%

 Hanoi Railway Station will begin selling train tickets for the Lunar New Year season on December 1 with South-North tickets up by 25% and North-South tickets down by as much as 50%.

The price of seat tickets for the South-North route will rise from 10-25% and the price of soft bed tickets by 10% between January 30 and February 11.

On the opposite route from the north to the south, fixed train fares will fall by as much as 10% while fares for trains with extra cars will fall by 50%.

After the holidays, from February 17 to 25, the fare adjustments will be reversed between north and south bound trains. The price of all North-South tickets will go up by 10% from February 26 to March 7.

To address national travel demand, Hanoi Railway Station will run 12 pairs of trains on the North-South route before and after the holiday. On peak days, Hanoi Railway Station will mobilize customer service agents to the maximum by engaging railway students.

Rather than sell tickets face-to-face, Hanoi Railway Station will sell tickets on the Internet and over the phone at 04 3942 3949.

The price of seat tickets for the South-North route will rise from 10-25% and the price of soft bed tickets by 10% between January 30 and February 11.

Customers buying tickets by phone will enjoy free delivery within a seven kilometer radius. As Tet draws near, mobile ticket sales will be made available at local agencies and schools to serve students and workers.

Some 8,000 seats will be sold every day at Hanoi Railway Station but customers are required to present picture ID during peak season, according to stationmaster Mr. Vu Dinh Rau.

Ticket refunds must be made at least ten hours before departure and are subject to a 30% fee. In special situations, the stationmaster will consider a 10% fee for late refunds. Tickets may be transferred to a relative at no extra charge.

VNA

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