Authorities at Shanghai Railway Station decided to actually enforce their rules and crack down on fare-dodgers on Monday, and caught 100 people without proper tickets between 7:30 and 9:30 am. These are added to some 14,000 dodgers caught so far this year, because people apparently really dislike paying full price for rail tickets.
Global Times reports:
Most of the fare dodgers were caught sharing tickets or sneaking into the departure area through an exit, the report said.
Some fare dodgers try to talk their way into the departure area by telling officials that they just want to see a friend off, Dong Bilian, a press officer for Shanghai Railway Station, told the Global Times.
For long trips, some fare dodgers buy tickets to the nearest destination and simply stay on the train.
Fare dodging was most prevalent on the Shanghai-Nanjing and Shanghai-Hangzhou railway lines, especially on Friday afternoons, the report said.