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Returning home for Spring Festival


02-06-2016 10:50 BJT

Full coverage: 2016 Spring Festival

Spring Festival travel is the largest annual migration of people in the world. In just 40 days, almost half the world's population is on the move. On the first day of Spring Festival travel in 2016, more than 7 million passengers are expected to use China’s railways.

12306 China Railway Corporation's official website, 12306.com, sells one ticket every 1.8 seconds on average. The trains' high speed reduces anxiety for those returning home.

The number of travelers rises each year. Passenger volume is likely to reach 2.91 billion during this year’s Spring Festival.

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