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Waiting to join the great migration

By Dong Jun (Shanghai Daily)

10:09, January 21, 2012

Passengers crowd near check-in gates in the lounge of the Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai yesterday.

China's railways will carry 235 million passengers during the current 40-day travel peak around Monday's Lunar New Year.

Train trips, which are generally cheaper than flights, are favored by most of those who join the world's biggest annual migration, known as "chunyun," for China's biggest holiday. Most are students and migrant workers going home for family reunions.


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