2nd October 2023 – (Beijing) China’s railways witnessed a significant surge in passenger trips on Sunday, the third day of the 8-day Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday period. Data from the country’s railway operator revealed that more than 16.29 million passenger trips were handled on that day alone.
As the holiday season continues, China is preparing for a projected 16.4 million railway passenger trips on Monday, according to the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. The railway operator anticipates a substantial increase in passenger traffic as people return to their workplaces or continue their holiday travels.
To accommodate the heightened demand, a total of 11,274 passenger trains are expected to be in operation. Among them, 906 trains have been newly added to meet the travel demands of railway passengers. These additional trains aim to ensure a smoother travel experience and alleviate potential overcrowding issues.
The Chinese government and railway authorities have been making concerted efforts to enhance and expand the country’s railway network to cater to the growing travel demands during peak holiday periods. The increased number of trains and available seats during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday reflect these ongoing efforts.