Posts Tagged: trains

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6 ways Singapore’s SMRT hopes to impress tech-savvy commuters

Singapore's SMRT has been trying a number of ways to cater to tech savvy commuters. Here are six of them.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 8:01 pm
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Chinese government launches app for booking train tickets, and it already sucks

The government-run railway website 12306.cn has released both iOS and Android versions of its new seat-booking app. The app lets users br...

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 6:40 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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Trains Are the Social Networks of North Korea

North Korea is, to put it mildly, not a country where information flows easily. The web is tightly controlled, and while the country did jus...

  • February 26, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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China Train Ticket Site Cost Nearly $100 Million, Seems to Be Harassing Programmers, And Might Be Broken Again

Last fall, we learned that China’s 12306 train ticket sales platform cost 329 million RMB ($52 million), which seemed like sort of a l...

  • January 24, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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With Railway Ministry Ticket App Still Missing, Train Ticket Apps Flourish in China

As part of what I’m increasingly convinced is actually a performance art piece about incompetent bureucracy, China’s Railway Min...

  • December 1, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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China’s Railway Ministry to Launch New Ticket Purchase Site, Smartphone Apps

China’s Railway Ministry first entered the online ticket sales game about a year ago. Things have not gone smoothly. Launching right b...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 5:00 am
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China Railway Ministry Site Accused of Cheating on Ticket Sales

If you’re riding a Chinese sleeper train, you should know that not all bunks are created equal. The top bunk? That’s for chumps....

  • April 23, 2012
  • at 11:20 am
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360Buy Train Ticket Sales Service Suspended, Other Sites Still Offering Limited Services

Just a week after it was launched, 360Buy has yanked its train ticket purchasing services, citing a low level of success in actually acquiri...

  • April 9, 2012
  • at 3:30 pm
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High-speed trains in China to get wi-fi, but not in time for Chinese New Year

China has developed a wi-fi system for its high-speed train network, according to Sina Tech, but it likely won’t be implemented in ti...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Sogou launches browser that beats government blocks on train ticket website

Yesterday, I wrote about how 12306, China’s government-run train ticket e-commerce platform, had just blocked all of the third-party b...

  • September 14, 2013
  • at 2:56 am
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Ctrip Selling Train Tickets Again in Wake of Railway Ministry Absorption News

Yes, the rumors were true: China is dismantling its hilariously corrupt Railway Ministry and absorbing its duties into the Transportation Mi...

  • March 13, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Scalpers Exploiting Flaw in China’s Train Ticket Sales System to Scalp Tickets Online

With Spring Festival just around the corner, China’s 12306 train ticket sales site seems to be doing at least a little better than it ...

  • February 7, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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8 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

For those of you who were still in holiday mode during the past week, we’ve done our best to keep tabs on what was happening in the China ...

  • January 6, 2013
  • at 5:46 pm
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To China’s Train Tickets Site: For the Love of God, Call Alibaba or Something

Anyone who has been following the yearlong series of blunders that has been the Chinese Railway Ministry’s online ticket sales platfor...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 4:30 am
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Tokyo Trains Try Out NFC Advertising

A while ago we wrote about a concept game design that conceived to integrate games into the straps that passengers grip while standing on tr...

  • May 22, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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China’s High Speed Rail Adding Face Recognition in Stations

If China’s high-speed rail wasn’t high-tech enough for you, you’re in luck, because it’s about to get high-tech-er. ...

  • April 16, 2012
  • at 12:15 pm
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360Buy Now Sells Train Tickets Online, At a Price

The major Chinese e-commerce site 360Buy has expanded its travel offerings even further today, launching a service for buying train tickets ...

  • March 30, 2012
  • at 9:05 pm
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