In line to buy tickets online? You’re in luck: China Railways has extended the online ticket sales service at 12306.cn.
Beginning today (5 January 2012), you will now be able to buy tickets online for two extra hours. The previous hours of operation — 06:00 through to 23:00 — has been extended to 06:00 through to 01:00 the next day.
China Railways also reminds users that, due to system upgrades, it will not be possible to use cards from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) for online purchases from 04:00 until 07:30 on 8 January 2012.