Smoking violators to get 180-day train travel ban

Updated 2018-03-20 15:58:01

Starting in May, passengers who smoke on high-speed trains or in smoke-free zones of other trains will be prevented from train travel for 180 days, according to a newly released document.

The document was jointly issued by the National Development and Reform Commission, the Supreme People's Court and other government departments.

Troublemakers, producers and sellers of counterfeit tickets and those endangering railway transport safety will also be prevented from taking trains for 180 days, according to Guangzhou Daily.

If passengers steal a ride, buy tickets with fake IDs, or board trains with invalid tickets, they will not be allowed to buy tickets again unless they pay a fee equal to the ticket cost.

If the same situation happens three times within the year after a previous fee payment, they have to wait 90 days before buying tickets again, and only after paying all outstanding fees.

A roster of those banned from taking trains will be publicized on 12306.cn, a ticket booking website, and creditchina.gov.cn, a credit check website, for seven consecutive days from the first day of each month. Those listed can appeal during that period.

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