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A ride on China's cheapest train

2016-06-12 11:29

By (Xinhua)

A ride on China's cheapest train

Passengers on the train No 7559 from Kashgar to Hotan. [Photo/Xinhua]

Setting off at 10: 35 am, the train stops in 7 counties - Akto, Yengisar, Shache, Zepu, Yecheng, Pishan and Moyu - which are all populated mainly by Uygurs.

The service began on May 15. Hairuiguli Osman took the first No 7559 train from Kashgar back to her home in Hotan together with 22 relatives after attending a family wedding. She was surprised to find that the train ticket was only one third of the bus fare.