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Railways expect 365 million passengers during China's summer travel season

06-20-2011 15:33 BJT

BEIJING, June 20 (Xinhua) -- About 365 million passengers are expected to journey by train during the summer travel peak season this year, according to the Ministry of Railways (MOR) on Monday.

The number of rail passenger trips during this summer's travel season, which starts on July 1 and lasts until Aug. 31, will be 41.27 million more than a year earlier, or an increase of 12.7 percent year-on-year, MOR said in a statement on its website.

On a daily basis, the country's railway system will transport an average of 5.89 million people per day.

The railway system's passenger transportation capability is expected to increase by 9.6 percent after a rescheduling of train journeys nationwide is implemented on July 1.

Most railway passengers this summer will be tourists, while students returning home for their summer vacation will also put pressure on passenger flow, said MOR.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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