Line-Cutting Apps Lure Chinese as New Year Travel Swamps Railway

Line-Cutting Apps Lure Chinese as New Year Travel Swamps Railway

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People stand in line for train tickets at the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing on Jan. 19, 2012. The rail ministry, which has a monopoly on ticket sales, introduced the website last year to tackle black-market transactions and to ease lines at stations that often leave passengers waiting for hours.