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Subway riders snap up tickets for quake donation

Source: CRI | 05-20-2008 13:31

Special Report:   Strong quake jolts SW China

Special tickets issued by Beijing Subway to gather donations for Sichuan earthquake victims have been sold out in five hours.

A subway passenger shows a special ticket issued by Beijing Subway to gather donation for Sichuan earthquake victims on Sunday, May 18, 2008. [Photo: Xinhua]
A subway passenger shows a special ticket issued by Beijing 
Subway to gather donation for Sichuan earthquake victims on
Sunday, May 18, 2008. [Photo: Xinhua]

A batch of 200,000 tickets, each sold at 4 yuan (US$0.57) went on sale Sunday at all subway stations in Beijing. The price included the regular 2-yuan subway fee and an extra 2-yuan donation.

Many passengers lined up to buy the paper tickets, although they could access the subway faster with their smart cards.

The collected sum of 400,000 yuan (US$57,388) will be donated to the Red Cross Society of China.


Editor:Zhao Yan