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The only free train in China, no need to buy a ticket to take train, anyone can take it

China's development over past few years has improved people's economic opportunities. Whether it's consumption or travel, from previous bike to current train and plane, it doesn't matter now which vehicle we take, both saved people a lot of time, but they were all based on money. But I want to tell you today that there is a free train in our country, do you know where this train is?

This train is special, located in Hunan, so what's special about it? It has only four stations and takes about an hour to get to final station and is different from trains we usually see. Generally speaking, regular trains we see are more than 20 cars , but here it's a little different, only three cars, and people can get on train at any time for free without buying a ticket.

The only free train in China, no need to buy a ticket to take train, anyone can take it

Although this train is small, it does not mean that there is nothing inside, everything is full of people inside, but most of passengers here are residents along way, and they sell fruits and vegetables. Due to remoteness of mountainous area, it is very difficult to travel, so farmers on this train can travel without paying and bring home-grown vegetables and fruits to city for sale.

So this train can also be called dream of locals for life, and anyone who comes on this train can immediately board train without buying a ticket, which is very convenient, but here main purpose of the service is local vegetable growers and low-income groups.

The only free train in China, no need to buy a ticket to take train, anyone can take it

After opening of this train, many farmers revived hope for life, because they can bring their crops to county town for sale. This train was purpose built for farmers and many of passengers are local farmers.

Free trains have been around for decades. For decades, they have followed usual schedule and never been late, which has gradually led to an increase in standard of living of inhabitants of city.

The only free train in China, no need to buy a ticket to take train, anyone can take it

With development of our network, situation here gradually became known to many. Many people also come to feel unique charm of this train.

And this comfortable train is also known as "China's most beautiful train". As this place becomes more and more popular, many people visit it.

The only free train in China, no need to buy a ticket to take train, anyone can take it

But, after all, there are relatively few cars here, and if there are too many people, it will be crowded. It would be great if more wagons could be added. In end, too many people will make experience not so good. .If there are more cars, crowd will also disperse. After a while, it will not be too crowded and too noisy. Ordinary passengers can immediately choose these two cars to rest.

But you might think, this route has been open for a long time without charging, and providing convenience for local residents is not an easy task. You know, appearance of this railway line is doomed to loss. After all, it's also true that a non-commercial purpose was line's purpose when it first opened, so in this case, it can still provide convenience for locals, which is truly admirable.

The only free train in China, no need to buy a ticket to take train, anyone can take it

What is point of our train ride? I'm sure everyone has a different view. After all, if you decide to take train, in most cases this means that you may be preparing to leave or you have a chance to return. So a train ride can really make a big difference in people's moods.

However, compared to other trains, this free train is also very attractive. Because other trains are well-behaved, we understand, and this train brings different freshness, not to mention free boarding, but you won't find this kind of fireworks anywhere on train. Everyone is working hard to love their lives. This is already very helpful for people who come here to play.

The only free train in China, no need to buy a ticket to take train, anyone can take it

So besides that, what other places of interest are there in Hunan Province?

1. Orange Island

Juzhou Park in center of Xiangjiang River is a new attraction in Changsha. Here is largest "Sculpture of Mao Zedong" in China. The scenery here is pleasant at any time of year.

This is a park where people of Changsha often go to relax. On summer weekends and some holidays, fantastic fireworks are arranged in park.

The only free train in China, no need to buy a ticket to take train, anyone can take it

2. Wulingyuan National Scenic Area

It is formed by Zhangjiajie Wetland Park in Hunan Province, Tianjishan Nature Reserve in Sanzhi County, etc. On an area of ‚Äč‚Äčabout 500 square kilometers, exotic flowers and plants, pines and cypresses grow everywhere, covering sky and sun;

Dangerous peaks and outlandish rocks rise, streams surround cloudy valleys, cliffs smoke. Here you can see fish ponds, waterfalls and several streams, as well as a huge natural stone bridge and more than 40 stone caves in a picturesque area.

The only free train in China, no need to buy a ticket to take train, anyone can take it

3. Lanshan

The scenic spot is located in Shaoyang City, Hunan Province. There are six scenic spots here, such as Tianyi Lane, Bajiaozhai, etc. It has a virgin forest and three melting caves, it is a typical Danxia landform and an invaluable energy-saving green landscape scenic area.

Conclusion: Hunan is a place with very good scenery, whether it's food, entertainment or scenic spots, it's very good. Friends who have never been here may want to come here to experience it and take free train to see it, fireworks on ground, check-in at largest sculpture of Chairman Mao in Juzhou, etc.