2008-07-21 03:19:13 GMT 2008-07-21 11:19:13 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English
BEIJING, July 21 -- Passengers must show their train ticket and have their luggage checked before entering Shanghai South Railway Station, according to the Shanghai Morning Post.
To strengthen railway administration and ensure station security, the station started carrying out the new safety rules yesterday.
An elevator linking the station and the No. 4 exit to Metro Line 1 has been closed, the report said. The entrance to the station now leads to two passages. One is to the booking office where passengers can purchase same-day tickets. The other is to the station, but only those with tickets who pass the security check will be allowed entry.
The station has stopped selling platform tickets, meaning people who want to see family and friends off are no longer permitted to enter the area, the report said.
According to Youth Daily, ticket collectors as well as security staff are stationed at every entrance of the station's three floors.
The city railway authority told the newspaper further improvement would be made to offer convenience to passengers.
"Passengers should volunteer to show their tickets at the entrance and obey railway staff," an official was quoted as saying in the report.