China's railways brace for National Day holiday travel peak


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China's railways are expected to see a travel rush in the coming 10 days as many people intend to go back to their hometown or visit tourist attractions during the National Day holiday.

A total of 142 million train trips are expected to be made from Sept 28 to Oct 7, an increase of 8.8 percent year on year, data from the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. showed.

Trains throughout the country are expected to carry 9.55 million passengers on Saturday, the first day of the National day holiday travel rush, up 5.5 percent from last year.

The peak of train transport is expected to be registered on Oct. 1, with 17.5 million passenger trips, 1.25 million more than the peak time in 2018.

The company has taken a string of measures to raise transport capacity and improve services to deal with the rush of holiday traffic.

More trains will be put into service in accordance with the surging demand, said the company.