High-speed railway passengers can now order meals online to enjoy more diverse dishes, according to China Railway Corporation (CRC).
Starting from July 17, passengers can order meals offered by the trains as well as other restaurant brands via the official train ticket booking website 12306.cn and its mobile app. The meal will be delivered to the passenger's seat by railway staff.
The online meal ordering service will initially only cover high-speed railway stations in Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou, and other 24 major cities.
The move aims to meet passenger demand for more individualized services, according to the CRC.
Approved restaurant brands can list their products on the website and will be subject to food safety supervision by railway authorities.