CHINA China's holiday to see peak in return trips on Sunday

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China's holiday to see peak in return trips on Sunday

Xinhua

08:19, October 08, 2018

CHINA-NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY-TRAVEL PEAK (CN)

Passengers check in to board trains at Hefei South Railway Station in Hefei, east China's Anhui Province, Oct. 7, 2018. A travel peak is seen around China on Sunday, the last day of the week-long National Day holidays. (Photo: Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- China will see the number of passengers on their return trips reach its peak on Oct. 7, the last day of the country's seven-day National Day holiday, official data showed.

Sunday is estimated to register some 15.2 million railway passenger trips, up from the 13.8 million trips seen on Saturday, with 814 additional trains to be added to the schedule, according to the China Railway Corporation.

China saw rapid growth of the number of passenger trips compared to a year earlier. The state-run railway operator's Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou bureaus recorded 1.24 million, 2.52 million, 1.91 million passenger trips, up 11.7 percent, 8.9 percent and 15.9 percent, respectively.

Some 1,722 flights are expected to take off or land at Beijing Capital International Airport on Sunday, with the passenger volume reaching 306,500.

During the holiday, both the number of flights and passengers edged up year on year in the capital airport. From Oct. 1 to 6, the airport's passenger volume amounted to 1.74 million, with 10,100 flights handled.

CHINA-NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY-TRAVEL PEAK (CN)

Passengers check in to board trains at Nanchang West Railway Station in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province, Oct. 7, 2018. A travel peak is seen around China on Sunday, the last day of the week-long National Day holidays. (Photo: Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

CHINA-NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY-TRAVEL PEAK (CN)

Passengers have tickets checked before boarding trains at Nanning East Railway Station in Nanning, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Oct. 7, 2018. A travel peak is seen around China on Sunday, the last day of the week-long National Day holidays. (Photo: Xinhua/Lu Boan)

CHINA-NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY-TRAVEL PEAK (CN)

Passengers check in to board trains at Nanning East Railway Station in Nanning, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Oct. 7, 2018. A travel peak is seen around China on Sunday, the last day of the week-long National Day holidays. (Photo: Xinhua/Lu Boan)

CHINA-NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY-TRAVEL PEAK (CN)

Passengers wait for boarding trains at Nanning East Railway Station in Nanning, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Oct. 7, 2018. A travel peak is seen around China on Sunday, the last day of the week-long National Day holidays. (Photo: Xinhua/Lu Boan)

CHINA-NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY-TRAVEL PEAK (CN)

Passengers check in to board trains at Nanchang West Railway Station in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province, Oct. 7, 2018. A travel peak is seen around China on Sunday, the last day of the week-long National Day holidays. (Photo: Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

CHINA-NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY-TRAVEL PEAK (CN)

Passengers walk out of an arrival gate at Beijing South Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 7, 2018. A travel peak is seen around China on Sunday, the last day of the week-long National Day holidays. (Photo: Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

CHINA-NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY-TRAVEL PEAK (CN)

A Fuxing bullet train runs past Yongding gate in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 7, 2018. A travel peak is seen around China on Sunday, the last day of the week-long National Day holidays. (Photo: Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

CHINA-NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY-TRAVEL PEAK (CN)

Passengers board a ship in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province, Oct. 7, 2018. A travel peak is seen around China on Sunday, the last day of the week-long National Day holidays. (Photo: Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)

CHINA-NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY-TRAVEL PEAK (CN)

Passengers walk out of an arrival gate at Beijing South Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 7, 2018. A travel peak is seen around China on Sunday, the last day of the week-long National Day holidays. (Photo: Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

CHINA-NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY-TRAVEL PEAK (CN)

Passengers board a ship in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province, Oct. 7, 2018. A travel peak is seen around China on Sunday, the last day of the week-long National Day holidays. (Photo: Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)

#CHINA-NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY-TRAVEL PEAK (CN)

Passengers walk past a square in front of the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 7, 2018. A travel peak is seen around China on Sunday, the last day of the week-long National Day holidays. (Photo: Xinhua/Guo Junfeng)

#CHINA-NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY-TRAVEL PEAK (CN)

Passengers walk to board a train at Chaohu Railway Station in Chaohu, east China's Anhui Province, Oct. 7, 2018. A travel peak is seen around China on Sunday, the last day of the week-long National Day holidays. (Photo: Xinhua/Ma Fengcheng)

#CHINA-NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY-TRAVEL PEAK (CN)

Vehicles are seen on the Wuxi section of the Shanghai-Chengdu expressway, east China's Jiangsu, Oct. 7, 2018. A travel peak is seen around China on Sunday, the last day of the week-long National Day holidays. (Photo: Xinhua/Huan Yueliang)

#CHINA-NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY-TRAVEL PEAK (CN)

Passengers walk to board a train at the Nanjing Railway Station in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Oct. 7, 2018. A travel peak is seen around China on Sunday, the last day of the week-long National Day holidays. (Photo: Xinhua/Su Yang)



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