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Record passengers numbers on China’s holiday railways

Updated: Oct 5,2014 12:12 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 9.02 million train trips were made on Oct 3, the third day of the National Day Holiday, up 11.3 from last year, the China Railway Corporation said on Oct 4.

On Oct 3, the rail operator dispatched 5,186 trains, including 295 additional trains to accommodate the holiday rush, to guarantee all passengers reach their destinations.

Traffic in major cities continued to rise on Oct 3. Nearly 1.02 million passengers left Beijing by train, an increase of 12.5 percent. Nearly 1.85 million left Shanghai, up 9.7 percent, and 1.19 million left Guangzhou, up 15.5 percent.

The company said that 9 million trips are expected on Oct 4.

Earlier data showed that nearly 11.73 million trips were made on Oct. 1, a record high.