Beijing-bound railway passengers to face stricter security checks

The measure will be in force from August 27 to September 5 for the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
Luo Pengfei / Shanghai railway police

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Starting from August 27, railway passengers taking trains to Beijing will be subject to additional checks before boarding, Shanghai railway police said on Sunday.

The security measure is taken for this year's Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation which is going to be held on September 3 and 4, police said.

Railway passengers taking Beijing-bound trains from Shanghai Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station will be affected.

Police said the additional checks at the gates will be stricter than the regular checks before passengers enter the train stations so as to prevent passengers from taking dangerous and banned objects onto the trains.

The measure will last till September 5. Passengers are reminded to arrive at the train stations earlier during the time.

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