Soft sleeper represents the top comfortable sleeping accommodations on China trains. It's available on the normal speed trains as well as on some of high speed bullet D trains. This article features on soft sleepers of the conventional speed trains. We have article on high speed sleeper trains on another web page.Main Content List:
Soft sleepers are relatively rare on the normal speed trains as most of these 15-20 car trains have only one car for soft sleepers each. On these regular trains, soft sleeper car is numbered as RW which is located in the central part of the train on one of number 9 to number 13 cars. The soft sleeper car is always close to the restaurant car. Inside the soft sleeper car are 8-9 cabins and each cabin has two parallel twin bunk beds with a small desk in-between. That is, the soft sleeper car can provide maximum 4*9=36 berths for travelers. Soft sleeper berth is approximately 700 mm wide and 1900 mm long with headroom of about 700 mm.
☝ Photo SS-1. An interior photo of soft sleeper cabin. As you can see, the cabin consists of two lower soft sleeper berths and two upper soft sleeper berths providing spacious, private and comfortable travel condition to passengers on board.
☝ Photo SS-2. The Lower Soft Sleeper Berth Provides Top Luxury Travel Experience to Different Sized People.
☝ Photo SS-3. The Soft Sleeper Cabin Has Overhead Storage Bin to Place Your Luggage and Etc.
Boarding and Alighting: Please queue up orderly to board or alight the train to avoid congestion. On arrival reminder:: on board the train, you will be requested by the train attendent to exchange the soft sleeper ticket to a berth token. Before the train approaches to your destination, the attendent would walk to your berth to return the ticket. This is also a kind reminder to tell you that you are about to arrive, so please don't hesitate to leave your bed and gather your carry on and luggage to make preparation for alighting. Meanwhile, passengers don't need to worry about miss the stops as the train attendent is obligated to return your ticket to remind you before arrival. Please note, on arrival reminder is not offered to seat ticket holders personally. Toilet Usage Rule: For security reason, toilet would be closed 10 to 15 minutes in advance every time the train stops at a station to drop off and pick up passengers. Please go to toilet in proper time. Bedtime: It has no scheduled lights out time. You can negotiate with your travel mates to decide when to turn off the main light in the cabin. Meanwhile, you can use the private reading lamp for purpose of personal lighting when the main light is off. Valuables Safe Keeping: Please keep the valuable carry-ons such as cash, mobile devices, passport, bank card and etc on the inner side of your berth and make them as close as possible to you to keep them safe.
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