More than 310,000 Beijing citizens have scanned QR code to take subway as of May 2, the first working day after QR code scanning ride was allowed at all subway stations in Beijing on April 29, 2018.
On the morning of May 2, a citizen surnamed Yan stood at a ticket gate machine of Yonghegong Subway Station of Line 5, waved a QR code of “Yitongxing” APP on the phone at the machine’s scanning area in glowing red, and then successfully passed the gate.
“The QR code is a little bit small, so I scanned twice to enter the gate,” a citizen surnamed Zhang said. “Despite this, it is much more convenient than lining up for buying tickets at self-service ticket machines.”
It is learned that in each calendar month, passengers can enjoy an 80 percent discount for buying ticket after the fare amounts to 100 yuan (15.7 U.S. dollars) and a 50 percent discount after 150 yuan, and there is no discount after the fare reaches 400 yuan.
At present, passengers can receive paper invoices at all subway stations of all lines (except airport line) with the travel record on APP within 30 days after QR scanning rides. The invoices for online charging can be collected within three months at business halls of Beijing yikatong card at Dongzhimen, Xidan and Beijing South Railway Station.