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5.1 mln rail journeys made on Jan. 17th as travel peak continues


Source: | 01-18-2009 09:24

Special Report:   2009 Spring Festival

More than five million rail trips were made across China Saturday as the Lunar New Year travel peak continues.

Analysts say the record number will continue as the holiday gets closer. Students, migrant workers and others visiting their families are all travelling at the same time putting pressure on the railway system.

People enter the Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 17, 2009. Tens of millions of Chinese are traveling to their home towns or vacation spots for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Jan. 26 this year.(Xinhua/Gong Lei)
People enter the Beijing West Railway Station 
in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 17, 2009. 
Tens of millions of Chinese are traveling to 
their home towns or vacation spots for the 
Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which 
falls on Jan. 26 this year.(Xinhua/Gong Lei)

Meanwhile, the air and road transport sectors are facing the same challenges. More flights and bus services are being added to meet demand.