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China prepares for post festival travel peak


Source: | 01-30-2009 12:05

Special Report:   2009 Spring Festival

As the Chinese New Year winds down railways and other transportation sectors are bracing for another travel rush. The heaviest travel period is expected this weekend.

As the Chinese New Year winds down railways and other transportation sectors are bracing for another travel rush. The heaviest travel period is expected this weekend.
As the Chinese New Year winds down railways and other 
transportation sectors are bracing for another travel rush. 
The heaviest travel period is expected this weekend.

To deal with the upcoming travel rush, railways continue to run extra trains to meet the demand.

Most travellers in the Yangtze River Delta are mainly short trips right now to visit relatives or to see sights. In Shanghai, destinations such as Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuxi and Suzhou have been given first priority. More express trains have been added, so that passengers don't have to wait long at the railway station.

Guan Zhengyuan, official of Shanghai Railway, said, "The passenger flow from Shanghai Railway Station is relatively stable, and it could meet the demand of most of the passengers."

Farther south in the Pearl River Delta, the Spring Festival return peak comes earlier. At Guangzhou Railway station, crowded trains are arriving constantly from Sichuan, Guizhou, Hubei and Hunan Provinces. This year's peak is expected to be extended.

Railways in Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Chengdu and Xi'an are also fully prepared for the return travel peak, offering convenience for the passengers.


Editor:Zhang Ning