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China expects over 63m passenger trips on National Day

Updated: Oct 02,2021 06:45    Xinhua

BEIJING — Over 63 million passenger trips will be made by rail, road, water and air in China on Oct 1, the first day of the weeklong National Day holiday, the Ministry of Transport has said.

Of the total, 46.5 million trips are expected to be made by road, up 27.2 percent from Sept 30, the ministry said.

About 15 million railway trips are expected on Oct 1, according to the ministry.

China State Railway Group, the country's railway operator, estimated approximately 15.8 million trips, noting that 1,346 additional passenger trains have been arranged to meet the surging demand.

Some 127 million rail passenger trips will be made during the holiday rush that lasts from Sept 28 to Oct 8, with Oct 1 to see the highest passenger volume, the operator said earlier.

Airlines are also predicted to see 1.52 million passenger trips on Oct 1, according to the ministry. Some 680,000 trips are expected on waterways, up 38.2 percent from Sept 30.

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