Posts Tagged: train

Automated train ticketing system arriving at the Philippines

The Philippines’ Department of Transportation and Communications is starting a project that will speed up ticketing in the three tra...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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Ctrip’s China Train Ticket Sales Could Be Illegal (But Not for the Reason You’re Thinking)

When I wrote earlier this week that Chinese travel site Ctrip had begun selling train tickets online again, I pointed out that it had done t...

  • March 15, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Train Ticket Buying Software is Mostly a Scam (Yeah, Big Surprise)

We’ve done a fair bit of reporting on China’s online train ticket sales system this year, which has been buggy as hell when it&#...

  • January 12, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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Beijing Net Cafes Promise to Help Workers Buy Train Tickets Online

In response to complaints from migrant workers like Huang Qinghong, whose open letter to the Railway Ministry has gained national attention,...

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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China Implements Real-Name Registration, Online Ticket Sales for Trains, Buses

Real-name registration in China expanded in 2012 to include popular online services like Sina Weibo. Now, in the run-up to 2012′s Spri...

  • January 2, 2012
  • at 3:30 pm
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China Finally Expands Online Train Ticket Sales to Non-High Speed Trains

Never mind that high speed trains in China are (a tad) expensive (comparatively): You pay for the service, including this little bit of tech...

  • November 19, 2011
  • at 10:38 am
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IM2 Provides Wi-Fi Services On Train

Good news for Indonesian travelers! Indosat Mega Media (IM2) recently began cooperating with PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI or Indonesian Rail...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 11:16 pm
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Train Accident Victims Identified with Facebook’s Help in India

Three dead bodies were identified by their family members when their photographs were uploaded onto Facebook by a government official. The T...

  • July 18, 2011
  • at 11:38 pm
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China’s QR Code Bullet Train Tickets Spill Your Personal Info

To get a ticket on one of China’s new fleet of 300+ km/h bullet trains locals need to show their ID card, and foreigners must produce ...

  • July 15, 2011
  • at 8:30 pm
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Indonesia’s Train Ticket Scalpers Exploit Online Booking System

With the Lebaran holiday starting today in Indonesia, people looking to take a train home are facing a common problem at this time of year: ...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 1:04 pm
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Japanese Train Movement Visualized on a Single Map

Here’s a fun website that was making the rounds on Twitter yesterday. Testudonow is a site that visually maps all of the trains runnin...

  • October 2, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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Over a Billion People Have Visited China’s Train Ticket Site

We’re nearing the two week mark and China’s new online train ticket sales site still doesn’t seem to be working properly. ...

  • January 9, 2012
  • at 11:05 am
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Migrant Laborer Says China’s Online Ticket System Unfair

China’s online ticket sales for train tickets this Spring Festival have gotten off to a rocky start. The website broke on day one, and...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Video Games on Train Handles? Yes Please!

Here’s a great design concept from Chinese designer Jiang Qian, who has a vision to gamify the straps that passengers grip while stand...

  • December 16, 2011
  • at 10:30 am
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Dell and Acer Look to ‘Shipping’ PCs by Train from Central China to Europe

Taiwanese computer maker Acer is leading where US rival Dell hopes to follow – by manufacturing PCs and notebooks in inland China, and the...

  • September 23, 2011
  • at 3:30 pm
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Pyka SMS Service Tells Indian Train Commuters to Wake Up, Get Off

According to the Indian Railways’ Wikipedia page, 30 million passengers travel by trains daily in the country. With such a huge network in...

  • July 30, 2011
  • at 11:08 pm
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China’s High Speed Railway Blues

What started as a seemingly freak accident is now just getting embarrassing. It seems the new Beijing-Shanghai high speed rail line, touted ...

  • July 16, 2011
  • at 11:33 am
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