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More trains meet China's travel demand

English.news.cn   2014-02-04 19:57:26

Passengers prepare to board the train at the Shenyang North Railway Station in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, Jan. 22, 2014. (Xinhua/Zhang Wenkui)

BEIJING, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- China's railway authorities plan to add 403 more trains on Tuesday to guarantee travelers reached their destinations during the Spring Festival, a traditional holiday for family reunions.

Authorities expect 7 million trips to be made on Tuesday, which will be a travel peak since last Friday, the first day of the seven-day holiday.

Since Jan. 16 -- the start of this year's "chunyun", the travel period around Spring Festival -- some 114.3 million journeys have been made by Monday, up 14 million trips or 14 percent on last year.

Every year, millions of Chinese go home for family reunions during chunyun. This year's chunyun started on Jan. 16 and will end on Feb. 24.

After years of fast development, China's railways topped 100,000 kilometers in 2013, of which more than 10,000 kilometers are high-speed.

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China adds 218 trains to meet demand

BEIJING, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- China's railway authorities planned to add 218 more trains on Sunday to guarantee travelers reached their destinations during the Spring Festival, a traditional holiday for family reunions.

Authorities expect 5.7 million trips to be made on Sunday, which will be a travel peak since Friday, the first day of the seven-day holiday.  Full story

Night high-speed rail service to ease transport pressure

BEIJING, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- China has allowed night high-speed rail service to relieve the strain on transportation due to the approaching Spring Festival.

The first high-speed night train departing from Beijing this year was bound for Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, on Thursday, Beijing municipal railway authorities said.  Full story

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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