"'It is ok if you take it once a year, but too costly for frequent commuters like me and many others,' said Li, an employee with a Beijing-based international trade company.
A second-class ticket costs 58 yuan ($8.49) for the 120 kilometer trip, which takes 30 minutes. Ordinary trains between the two cities take around 90 minutes, but only cost about 20 yuan ($2.93).
The high price for tickets on two other newly-built high-speed railways in the country, the Wuhan-Guagnzhou and Zhengzhou-Xi'an lines, has also been criticized."
But according to officials, there are no plans to reduce the fares.
Thanks to The Overhead Wire