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Spring Festival break finishes up

01-30-2012 13:21 BJT Special Report:2012 Spring Festival |

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The Spring Festival break finished up Saturday and it’s been smooth sailing in terms of transport.

According to the Spring Rush office at the Ministry of Railways, the seven day Spring Festival holiday saw over 31 million passengers on the rails, with over 29 hundred temporary trains deployed to help with the load.

The Spring Festival break finished up Saturday and it’s been smooth sailing in terms of
transport.

The railway department reports 6.5 million ticket sales made through internet and telephone booking. That’s over 20 percent of total ticket sales nation-wide. As for air travel, preliminary numbers show over 41, 000 flights between January 22nd and Jan 28th, up by 5.7% on last year.

Those planes carried over 5.4 million passengers, an increase of 7.2 percent. Road traffic accidents numbered nearly 18 hundred, leaving 547 people killed and 2,080 injured, with direct property losses tallying over 5.6 million yuan. These were all down significantly compared to last year.

The Spring Festival break finished up Saturday and it’s been smooth sailing in terms of
transport.

The Spring Festival break finished up Saturday and it’s been smooth sailing in terms of
transport.

 


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