China's October railway cargo transport hits record high

13:04, November 05, 2010      

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From January to October 2010, both the passenger transport volume and cargo transport volume exceeded annual plans, according to the Statistics Center of the Ministry of Railways. This was especially true in October as indices, such as the average daily goods delivery volume and the average daily loading capacity, hit record highs.

From January to October, the national railway passenger volume stood at more than 1.4 billion people, an increase of nearly 10 percent, and the volume of railway passenger throughput stood at nearly 517.4 million people, an increase of nearly 12 percent.

The volume of national railway passengers was especially high in October thanks to strong passenger flow during the seven-day National Day holidays. A total of more than 152.8 million people were transported during October alone, an increase of nearly 13 percent.

The single-day railway passenger transport volume nationwide exceeded 8 million people for the first time on Oct. 1, a new record after the railway passenger transport volume nationwide exceeded 7 million people on May 1, 2010.

In regards to cargo transport, the total volume of national railway cargo transport from January to October stood at more than 3 billion tons, an increase of nearly 12 percent. The average daily loading volume of railways in China from January to October stood at nearly 1.6 billion vehicles, an increase of nearly 11 percent.

In October, which is the golden season of goods traffic, the average daily volume of national railway cargo transport exceeded 10 million tons again and set a new record, standing at nearly 11 million tons. Furthermore, the average daily loading volume of railways in China stood at nearly 1.6 billion vehicles, an increase of nearly 7 percent, and the average daily loading volume of the national railways stood at nearly 1.4 billion vehicles, the highest record since the beginning of 2010.

The national railway loading volume on Oct. 6 and Oct. 7 both stood at nearly 1.4 billion vehicles, setting new records twice in the history of the national railway loading. In addition, the national railway unloading volume on Oct. 31 hit a record high with more than 1.4 billion vehicles.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:祁澍文)

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