Train travel is the most popular means of transportation in China. With the development of high-speed railway system, train travel is becoming faster and more comfortable.
Train travel is relatively safe in China, despite the train crash happened in June, 2011. The government has made great efforts to investigate the accident and prevent it from happening again. Passengers do not have to worry about the safety issue. There are a lot of trains travelling in China everyday. Based on the record, train accidents are really very rare. Therefore, most people still take train travel as their first choice.
To ensure the safety of the train, luggage safety check is a must for each passenger. There will be an X-ray machine to go over your luggage and a body examine by the working staff. Pay attention to the luggage allowance and do not try to bring angthing dangerous on the train.
Foreign tourists may find that there are so many people in the train station. It is suggested that passengers keep the luggage at sight and put the valuable belongings in the carry-on bag. Pickpockets sometimes happen. It is OK if passengers just be careful a little bit. When board the train, passengers may put the big luggage on the rack and again take the valuable belongings with themselves.
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