CHINA China's holiday railway traffic up sharply compared to 2022

CHINA

China's holiday railway traffic up sharply compared to 2022

People's Daily app

12:00, January 25, 2023

China’s railways handled 6.96 million passengers on Tuesday, with 8,013 passenger trains in operation, according to China Railway Group. On Wednesday, the national railway is expected to handle 8.35 million passengers, with 9,094 trains in operation.

Passengers take a train at Beijing North Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 24, 2023. (Photo: Xinhua)

China’s Spring Festival travel rush this year lasts for around 40 days, from January 7 to February 15. The volume of national railroad passenger traffic rebounded sharply compared to the year before. In the 15 days before the Chinese New Year, from January 7 to 21, the total number of passengers handled was 109,543, 000, with an average of 7,300,000 passengers a day. That’s up 27.3 percent from the previous year.

Officials from the China Railway Group note the Spring Festival travel rush this year is the first after the optimization of China’s COVID-19 policies.

(Compiled by Zhang Tianchen)

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue