China sees 117M holiday railway passenger trips

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Passengers walk to board a high-speed train in Wuhan Railway Station in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province, May 5, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

Passenger trips on Chinese railways hit 117 million during an eight-day travel rush from April 29 to May 6, official data showed.

The number was up by 11.54 million, or 11%, from the 2019 level, the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. said on Friday.

Railways transported 83.17 million tonnes of cargo during the period, up by 14.6% year on year, it said.

Total rail passenger trips made during China's May Day holiday, which extends from May 1 to 5, reached 78.5 million, the data showed.

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