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China's railways see record traffic in Labor Day holiday

(Xinhua)

08:13, May 02, 2012

BEIJING, May 1 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Railways said Tuesday the country's railways carried a record high of nearly 30 million passengers during the International Labor Day holiday.

The ministry said a total of 29.99 million people traveled by train during the four days from Saturday to Tuesday, up 1.32 million, or 4.6 percent from the same period last year.

On Tuesday alone, train passengers rose 6.2 percent from a year earlier to 8.05 million.

This year, the International Labor Day holiday in China runs from Sunday to Tuesday.

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