TRAVEL Railway trips reach record high during China's May Day holiday

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Railway trips reach record high during China's May Day holiday

Xinhua

22:35, May 02, 2019

BEIJING, May 2 (Xinhua) -- Railways trips in China hit a record high on Wednesday, the first day of the four-day May Day holiday, data from the national railway operator showed.

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A daily record of 17.24 million railway passenger trips were made on Wednesday, surging 44.3 percent from the same day last year, according to the China Railway Corporation (CRC).

The CRC added a total of 758 trains to handle the passenger rush on the day.

Thursday is expected to see 11.94 million railway passenger trips and 530 trains added, it said.

Railway authorities have taken various measures nationwide to ensure safe and orderly trips, including launching more automatic ticket machines and adding trains bound for tourist attractions. 

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