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Daily railway trips surpass 10m for 8 consecutive days in China

Updated: Feb 17,2019 6:54 AM     Xinhua

Beijing — Daily railway trips in China exceed 10 million for eight consecutive days during the Spring Festival travel rush, data from the national railway operator showed on Feb 16.

On Feb 16, some 11 million passenger trips were made by rail, up 8.6 percent year-on-year, according to the China Railway Corporation (CRC).

The Feb 15 saw a 4.4-percent year-on-year rise in railway trips, hitting 11.32 million, said the CRC.

To facilitate the post Spring Festival holiday travel rush and to provide the passengers with a convenient, comfortable and nice travel experience, all local railway departments have raised their work efficiency and improved the waiting room conditions.

This year’s Spring Festival travel rush started from Jan 21 and will last till March 1, with railway trips expected to hit 413 million in total, up 8.3 percent.