China successfully conducts test run of high-speed railway
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More than 2,000 tickets have been sold for the Guangzhou- Beijing high-speed journey for December 26 journey.
However, some passengers are still hesitant to take the new rail for relatively higher fares that can nearly rival their flying counterparts.
A second-class coach fare from Beijing to Guangzhou is 865 yuan (USD 138) and the cheapest air ticket for December 26 costs only 25 yuan more, 493 yuan (USD 80) lower than first-class coach tickets.
Zhao Chunlei, a senior official in charge of transportation of the Railway Ministry, said tickets are priced to meet the demands of different people, and fares will fluctuate under market forces.
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