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Late travel rush packs rails and roads

01-31-2011 08:50 BJT

With the approach of Spring Festival, transportation networks around the country are operating at full capacity to ship everyone home, in time to see their families.

About six million passengers took the train on Saturday, more than half a million more than the same day of last year's travel rush, setting a new record. On Sunday, about 75 million people were expected to travel by car or boat, along with more than 800-thousand passengers taking flights.

Many railway stations have started selling tickets for trains departing after Spring Festival, in cities like Chengdu and Beijing. Due to the end of southern China's weather woes, local roads are in relatively good shape, and about 840-thousand buses were set to run on Sunday.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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