TRAVEL China reports record railway trips on 1st day of May Day holiday


China reports record railway trips on 1st day of May Day holiday


17:32, April 30, 2023

BEIJING, April 30 (Xinhua) -- Railway trips in China hit a record high on Saturday, the first day of the five-day May Day holiday, data from the national railway operator shows.

Passengers have their tickets checked at the waiting hall of a railway station in Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, April 29, 2023. A travel rush is on as the country ushers in the 5-day Labor Day holiday on Saturday. (Photo: Xinhua)

A total of 12,064 trains were in operation on Saturday, handling 19.66 million passenger trips, according to the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. (China Railway).

Sunday is expected to see about 18 million railway passenger trips and 11,217 trains in operation, China Railway said.

The country has reported strong demand for travel during the May Day holiday, the first long holiday after the seven-day Spring Festival holiday, which was in late January.

This year's May Day holiday runs from April 29 to May 3.

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