Train tickets to be available online in next two weeks

Train tickets to be available online in next two weeksVietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) is scheduled to officially sell train tickets via its website from November 21.

Train bookings on the website will be available for individuals only for the first time. Passengers can make payments in cash or via Internet banking, then go to the stations to get the paper tickets at least four hours before departure.
Pham Minh Tuan, general director of FPT Information System Company (FPT IS) that designs a system for sale of train tickets at VNR’s website, said the train ticket system of the corporation is expected to be put into service on the 21st of this month.
FPT IS said the system will help the railway sector cope with network congestion of online bookings in the peak season at year-end thanks to its capability to process and store information with millions of hits on the website at the same time.
Travelers can visit the site to make online bookings and select types of tickets, seats and schedule of all trains.
By 2016, passengers will only show their train e-ticket numbers and identity cards to be able to board the train, instead of showing paper tickets as before.
FPT Group will provide a complete system from software for ticket sale to IT infrastructure including servers, network equipment and telecom infrastructure. The system will connect FPT’s data center to all stations and equipment for sale of train tickets.
Source: SGT

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