The Hong Kong section of the high-speed rail reopened on January 15. Online tickets can only be purchased through the mainland official website 12306, and all of them have been converted into electronic tickets. Hong Kong residents need to use the Home Return Permit to enter the gate.
However, a reporter from "Hong Kong 01" tried to use the Home Return Permit to purchase tickets and enter the gate at Guangzhou South Railway Station on Wednesday (11th), but they encountered obstacles everywhere.
The high-speed rail will be reopened in the first phase, and only short-distance routes will be opened. After Hong Kong people go north, they want to buy tickets on the spot to go to other provinces and cities or return to Hong Kong. How can they buy tickets as quickly as possible?
Please see the detailed guide in this article.
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After the re-opening of the Hong Kong section of the high-speed rail, follow the example of the mainland and cancel the paper tickets, and use the home return permit to enter the gate.
However, the reporter tested it at the Guangzhou South Railway Station, and the use of the home return card hit a wall everywhere.
(Photo by Lao Xianliang)
At present, there is no paper ticket for the high-speed rail in the past. After purchasing the ticket, there is only one receipt, and a certificate is required for entering the station, boarding the train and exiting the gate.
Holders of the Home Return Permit must go through the "Manual Verification" channel
The first pass is to enter the waiting area. You must first verify your identity. The gates indicate that you can use mainland ID cards, home return permits, Taiwan compatriots certificates, passports and other documents. Verification" channel.
When it was time to get on the bus, I couldn't pass the plane again, and the staff directly called the passengers who used the home return permit to go to the manual passage.
After arriving at Shenzhen North Railway Station, I couldn't get out of the gate.
The exit gate of Shenzhen North Railway Station indicates that you can use a variety of documents such as mainland ID cards, home return permits, Taiwan compatriots certificates, and passports. In fact, you need to use a manual channel for the home return permit.
(Photo by Lao Xianliang)
All of these turnstiles are marked that they can use certificates such as home return permits and Taiwan compatriots certificates, but none of them are used. Before the customs is closed, there are paper tickets that can pass directly through the gates, but now they have to go through manual channels.
Hong Kong people should pay attention when queuing.
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▼Guangzhou South Railway Station Home Return Permit Purchase Guide▼
Ticket vending machines must have a mainland phone number and electronic payment
Another thing that has changed in the past three years is that you can use the Home Return Permit to buy tickets directly at the automatic ticket vending machine, but now you must reserve a mainland phone number.
After choosing a flight, even if you have verified your identity with the Home Return Permit, you still cannot buy a ticket because there is no reserved contact number.
To go to the main screen, select "Reserve/Change Contact Information". After verifying the Home Return Permit, only the mainland mobile phone number can be entered.
After registration, you need to re-select the train number. When it comes to payment, most of the automatic ticket vending machines do not accept cash and bank cards, and only WeChat or Alipay can be used.
After a lot of hard work, I finally got a ticket.
If Hong Kong people do not have a mainland phone number or mobile phone payment, it is best to wait in line at the manual window, or buy tickets in advance on the China Railway official website 12306.
For details, refer to "Hong Kong 01" 12306 use teaching report.
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