BEIJING, June 2 (Xinhua) -- China railways laid on extra trains to manage a record number of passengers on Monday, the last day of three days of the Dragon Boat Festival holiday.
290 temporary trains were added as the number of trips made by railway passengers nationwide was estimated at 8.1 million, said the China Railway Corporation.
On Sunday, 7.23 million trips were made via 4,725 trains in China, up 12.9 percent year on year, as people visited tourist attractions or went to their hometowns.
The Dragon Boat Festival, also called Duanwu, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, June 2 this year.
Railway traffic surges as holiday begins
BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhua) -- China's railways saw an increase in passenger trips as the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday kicked off, according to data released on Saturday by railway authorities.
Some 7.6 million passenger trips were made on China's railways on Friday, increasing 15.9 percent from a year earlier, and 8.7 million trips are expected on Saturday, said the China Railway Corporation. Full story