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Train ticket sales for Spring Festival travel begin


Source: | 01-05-2009 08:53

Special Report:   2009 Spring Festival

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Spring Festival travel in China officially starts next Sunday, but the scramble for train tickets has already begun.

The Ministry of Railways says train stations across China expect to handle a record 188 million passengers, up 8 percent year on year.
The Ministry of Railways says train stations across China 
expect to handle a record 188 million passengers, up 8 
percent year on year.

Passengers can book tickets 10 days in advance, and 470,000 tickets have already been reserved in the past 2 days in Guangdong province. On Saturday, Chengdu Station in Sichuan province sold 70,000 tickets, including 27,000 student tickets.

In Wuhan city in Hubei province, 60,000 tickets were sold, more than half of them to students.

The Ministry of Railways says train stations across China expect to handle a record 188 million passengers, up 8 percent year on year.