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A nation on the move during holiday (2)

By Xu Wei  (China Daily)

08:23, January 06, 2012

Hu Yadong, railways vice-minister, said 2,064 temporary trains will run daily to meet the increasing demand, and the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway will run for a longer time each day.

More measures will be taken to counter the problems the railways' new online ticket booking system has encountered due to huge Web traffic.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China estimates 34.88 million passenger trips will be made during the 40-day period, a 7 percent increase from last year.

The authority vows to further improve the punctuality rate of flights, assuring they will take off in no more than 30 minutes after the cabin doors close.

For passengers from Taiwan, the aviation authority will arrange another 412 flights during the festival.

Authorities warn of road accidents caused by drivers breaking travel regulations and freezing and snowy weather conditions during the Spring Festival.

The State Administration of Work Safety says that 90 percent of the major road accidents in the past five years were caused by overloading, speeding, and overtired or wrong-way drivers.

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