Railway passenger scheme during Dragon Boat Festival holiday released

10:37, May 25, 2011      

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China's Ministry of Railways released a railway passenger scheme for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival holiday recently.

The transportation time set for Dragon Boat Festival holiday this year is from June 3 to June 6. The dispatched passenger number is estimated to reach 23.1 million, increasing by 2.36 million over last year. The daily dispatched passenger number is estimated to reach 5.78 million, rising 11.4 percent from the same period of last year, according to the railway passenger scheme.

During the Dragon Boat Festival holiday, the national railways will add 17 pairs of through passenger trains, extend a pair of trains' operation section and add 101 pairs of local passenger trains.

In addition, 1,606 bullet trains will be arranged to operate during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday with an increase of 779 year on year, up 94.2 percent from the same period of last year.

By Ye Xin, People's Daily Online
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