ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperBusiness /OpinionEconomyPolicy WatchChina DataCompaniesMarketsIndustriesOpinionMotoringGadgetsGreen ChinaHigh-speed trains out of reach(China Daily)Updated:2014-02-07 08:05
Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallAlthough there have been more high-speed trains this Spring Festival, migrant workers still prefer to “fight their way out” on ordinary trains, because of the price, says an article on Peoples Daily. Excerpts:
High-speed trains are indeed spacious, clean and well-equipped, and they are known for their quality service and fast speed, but all these excellent attributes cost passengers more money, which is simply not affordable for most migrant workers. Therefore, the construction of high-speed railways is more than just a technical problem as they should meet the demand as a whole, especially the demand of low-income consumers.
It remains to be seen whether there were many unsold seats on the high-speed trains during the holiday rush, but the preference of migrant workers for ordinary trains shows there is still a demand for lower cost trains. Trains are service facility and decision-makers have to take into consideration the interests of this specific group.
Whether or not such ordinary trains should be eliminated should not be determined by technical factors only, it is also necessary to consider peoples incomes. Only when people on lower incomes can afford high-speed trains will the time come to eliminate ordinary trains. Perhaps in the future, high-speed trains will become the main means of travel during the Spring Festival travel peak.
The development of high-speed trains demonstrates both economic and technological development, but as long as people cant afford them, it means the ordinary trains are neither out of date nor should step down from the stage of history. Only by not ignoring the demand of all consumer groups can the interests of those at the lower end of society not be compromised.8.03KRelated StoriesFuzhou train station hits passenger peakMobile talent training a game-changer in learningMan stole books to buy train ticket back homeChinese police target online train ticket scalpingPhotoRetail giant checks outTop 10 Chinese car maker movesEarth hour around the worldWorlds eight green stadiumsHighlights of the Baselworld 2014View from on highChina Economy By NumbersChina Economy by Numbers – Dec China Economy by Numbers – Nov NewsmakerFew textbook answers from Nobel prize winner Things you didnt know about Max BaucusMost ViewedTodays Top NewsNHTSA says finds no defect trend in Tesla Model S sedansWTO rare earth ruling is unfairAmway says 2014 China sales may grow 8%President Xi in Europe: Forging deals, boosting businessCNOOC releases 2013 sustainability reportLocal production by Chery Jaguar Land Rover this yearCar lovers test their need for speed in BMW Mission 3China stocks close mixed MondayHot TopicsTaxi booking appInternet finance12306.cnHousing priceWeChat4GChina MobileIPOs resumptionEditors PicksTop 10 Chinese car maker moves Worry-free financing plans aid car owners What a phone can do via lens 9 mysterious plane disappearances SpecialsGlobal business leaders weigh in on reformsBillionaires speak out on reform rolesInternet finance is in, but is banking out?…Media : |State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs|QQ International|Peopleforum||Partners : |State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs|QQ International|Peopleforum||Portals : |||Sina|Sohu|Tom|Tencent|NetEase|Hexun|Organizations : |China US Focus|FrenCham|CPAFFC|CPIFA||eBeijing|AmCham|SwissCham BJ|…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer |Copyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263             Registration Number: 20100000002731