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More Chinese travel on high-speed trains during holiday

(Xinhua)

11:27, September 14, 2011

BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 37 percent more Chinese traveled on the nation's high-speed trains during the traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival that concluded Monday, the nation's railways authority announced.

According to figures released Wednesday by the Ministry of Railways, from Sept. 9 to Sept. 12, 1.35 million trips were made each day on high-speed trains, up 36.5 percent compared to the corresponding period last year.

The daily trips made up 23.2 percent of the country's total railway traffic, up 2.9 percentage points from the corresponding period in 2010, the figures indicated.

Further, the nation's railways transported 23.4 million passengers during the holiday, averaging 5.8 million daily, up 19.3 percent.

Freight transport during the period totaled 36 million tonnes, up 8 percent, the figures showed.

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