Starting today (June 28), Guangdong residents can take the train as easily as taking the metro! Passengers will be able to use Alipay to take three intercity routes, including the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Intercity Railway, Guangzhou-Foshan-Zhaoqing Intercity Railway, and Guangzhou-Huizhou Intercity Railway, with no need to buy paper tickets ahead of boarding.
So far 51 railway stations in 6 cities, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Huizhou, Foshan, and Zhaoqing have adopted the mobile payment, which will greatly improve the transportation convenience of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
How to use it?
Passengers can access the service by searching "广铁城际通" on the Alipay app and complete facial recognition and ID verification for the first time. Next you only need to show the Alipay payment code when entering and exiting the station.
If your mobile phone is out of power, you can leave the station through the manual channel. Then ask a staff to record the outbound information and pay the fare later on Alipay .
Stations and routes covered by Alipay
·Guangzhou-Shenzhen Intercity Railway: Guangzhoudong (广州东)—Xintangnan (新塘南)—Zhongtang (中堂)—Wangniudun (望牛墩)—Dongguanxi (东莞西)—Hongmei (洪梅)—Dongguangang (东莞港)—Houjie (厚街)—Humenbei (虎门北)—Humendong (虎门东)—Changanxi (长安西)—Changan (长安)—Shajingxi (沙井西)—Fuhaixi (福海西)—Shengzhen Airport North (深圳机场北)—Shenzhen Airport (深圳机场).
·Guangzhou-Foshan-Zhaoqing Intercity Railway: Guangzhou (广州)—Foshanxi (佛山西)—Shishan (狮山)—Shishanbei (狮山北)—Sanshuibei (三水北)—Yundonghai (云东海)—Dawang (大旺)—Sihui (四会)—Dinghudong (鼎湖东)—Dinghushan (鼎湖山)—Duanzhou (端州)—Zhaoqing (肇庆).
·Guangzhou-Huizhou Intercity Railway: Dongguanxi (东莞西)—Daojiao (道滘)—Xipingxi (西平西)—Dongchengnan (东城南)—Liaobu (寮步)—Songshanhubei (松山湖北)—Dalangzhen (大朗镇)—Changpingnan (常平南)—Changpingdong (常平东)—Zhangmutoudong (樟木头东)—Yinping (银瓶)—lilinbei (沥林北)—Zhongkai (仲恺)—Huihuan (惠环)—Longfeng (龙丰)—Xihudong (西湖东)—Yunshan (云山)—Xiaojinkou (小金口).
·Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway: Guangzhou (广州)—Guangzhoudong (广州东)—Dongguan (东莞)—Changping (常平)—Zhangmutou (樟木头)—Pinghu (平湖)—Shenzhen (深圳).
The station will deduct the full fare from your Alipay account when you get on, then refund any extra money according to the station where you actually get off.
For example, the fare for the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway from the starting station “Guangzhou” to the terminal station “Shenzhen” is 79.5 yuan, and the fare from the “Guangzhou” to the midway “Dongguan” station is 45.5 yuan. When you enter the “Guangzhou” station by scanning the QR code, the fare collection system will withhold 79.5 yuan from your Alipay. If you get off at “Dongguan” station, the system will automatically refund 34 yuan (79.5 yuan minus 45.5 yuan) to your account.
How to get the ticket invoice?
After leaving the gate, passengers can go to the nearest invoice printer or go to manual ticket window to pick up invoices.
Written by Ariel
Edited by Steven, Jerry