China uses customized train to send migrant workers back to work


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BEIJING, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- A customized train for returning workers left Guiyang, capital of Guizhou Province, Sunday afternoon, carrying nearly 300 workers from Guizhou who are returning to work in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, the first such train service in China after the Spring Festival.

To meet the employment demand of enterprises and reduce the risks of epidemic spread, Hangzhou had applied to the railway department for a special train for those returning to work from places where the epidemic situation is relatively stable and the number of employees coming to Hangzhou is high, according to China Railway Chengdu Group Co. Ltd.

Special measures have been arranged for passengers on the train, including strict temperature monitoring, better ventilation and scattered seating.

More "point-to-point" direct trains for returning migrant workers will be opened to help workers from Sichuan, Chongqing and Guizhou return to areas including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou after the Spring Festival, according to China Railway Chengdu Group Co. Ltd.