Tianjin Metro Finalizes Networked Fares

In brief:
The Tianjin Metro has finalized new fares to enter effect on 01 July 2012.

The Tianjin Metro will either be cheaper or more expensive (or most likely remain much the same) on and after 01 July 2012. Just to get ready for the full networked system, which will be reality later this year, the Metro will be redoing its fare system.

The new fares are as follows:—

  • Minimum fare: CNY 2. Good for transport between 5 or less stations. (That includes the stations of departure and of arrival — unless you’re on and off at the same station, the minimum you can travel is between two stations.)
  • CNY 3: good for transport between 5–10 stations (including 10 stations).
  • CNY 4: good for transport between 10–16 stations (including 16 stations).
  • CNY 5: good for transport between 17 stations or over 17 stations

As a result, the maximum fare anyone will pay in the system will be CNY 5.

Users of a stored-value Tianjin City Card will be eligible for a 10% discount on all rides, while students are eligible for a 30% discount. Seniors also benefit from more discounts, as a way to “afford respect” to the elderly, which is a Chinese tradition.

Within this year, Lines 1, 2, 3 and 9 will all be linked together, thus finally bringing long-awaited Metro services to the main Tianjin Railway Station.

Source: Tianjin North Web

By David Feng

David Feng — founder and publisher, Tracking China, a Street Level China website.

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