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Beijing to see 667,000 trips on second day of Spring Festival travel rush

01-17-2014 14:01 BJT Special Report: 2014 Spring Festival |

Today is the second day of the Spring Festival travel rush and millions of people are making the journey back to their home towns. A total of 3.6 billion trips are expected during the 40-day lunar new year travel period. Three railway stations in Beijing are expected to see 667,000 trips today.

A steward serves at Beijing South Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 16,
2014.  (Xinhua/Chen Junqing)

To cope with the demand, 39 trains will be added to help transport the large number of passengers leaving Beijing to other cities like Harbin, Wuhan and Qingdao.

In northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, it is estimated over 180,000 passengers will pass through the Xi’an Railway Station.

In Guangdong province, the operation of the new railway linking Xiamen and Shenzhen has largely eased the surging pressure on the railways in the southern provinces, with the transport capacity of 320,000 passengers per day.

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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