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Emergency measures in Sichuan landslide

05-17-2010 08:28 BJT

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At noon on Saturday, the railway from Suining to Chongqing was washed out due to a landslide in Tongnan County, in about the middle of the route. 10 trains from Chengdu to Chongqing were held in the Chengdu Railway Station. The Railway department has organized forces to repair the railroad. The Chengdu Station also scheduled 6 pairs replacement trains that will loop around from Chengdu to Chongqing.

In the waiting hall of the Chengdu Railway Station, there is the new information on the train from Chengdu to Chongqing which is updated on the main screen. In the ticket area there were no long queues for the ticket windows and passengers could retrieve the tickets without any delays.

A passenger said, "I'm leaving for Chongqing and going to Chuangzhou at 4 o'clock. Now I only have to change the tickets in the night. It's caused by nature disaster, it doesn't matter, I can understand."

A passenger said, "Now I only can retrieve the ticket to Chongqing. They just newly appointed 3 replacement trains, now I'm going to get the tickets."

According to the railway department, there were more than 1,400 passengers needing the tickets. And since 8 o'clock on Sunday, Chengdu railway station started to sell the replacement train tickets. Those trains will take a loop around Xiangfan, Hubei Province or Dazhou, in Sichuan Province.

Luo Lin, Chengdu Railway Station Officer said, "We newly appended 6 pairs of replacement trains from Changdu to Chongqing, looping around from Dazhou or Xiangfan."

More than 2,000 passengers could make the trip. Meanwhile, the railway department wants passengers to know that the new replacement trains will take 4 and a half hours from Chengdu to Chongqing. And it will take 2 and a half hours longer than normal. Passengers should make plans under the changes. Passengers can call 028-86433232 to get the latest information on the situation.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CCTV.com

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