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1st day Spring Festival traffic rush in Lhasa Railway Station

Source: Xinhua | 01-14-2009 14:56

Special Report:   2009 Spring Festival

BEIJING, Jan. 14 -- The Spring Festival traffic rush began on Jan. 11 in Tibet Autonomous Region with endless but orderly passenger flows crowding in the Lhasa Railway Station.

A woman who carries a baby on her back smiles while waiting for her train.(Photo:
A woman who carries a baby on her back smiles while waiting 
for her train.(Photo:

To cope with the overloaded traffic demand, the railway station will extend the time for selling tickets when necessary while students can buy tickets in a special wicket.

The flow of students and migrant workers as a major part of the Spring Festival rush occured before its expected peak, thus easing the burden for the railway, said Jia Nailin, deputy head of Lhasa Railway Station.

To date, tickets are available ten days ahead of departure, but demand for semi-cushioned berth tickets for Chengdu a bit exceeds supply.