China’s railway network has transported 5.03 million passengers as of Feb. 6, the eighth day of the country’s annual Spring Festival transport peak lasting from Jan. 30 to March 10
Passengers enter the railway station under a shelter against the rain in Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong Province, Feb. 7, 2010. In spite of a heavy rain, the Guangzhou Railway Station was estimated to transport 230,000 passengers on Saturday, 5,000 more than the peak day of last year. (Xinhua/Lu Hanxin)
Beijing railways have transported 347,418 passengers by Feb.6, and the figures in Guangzhou and Shanghai stood at 576,710 and 325,190, the MOR said.
The MOR had forecasted in January that China’s railways were expected to transport 210 million passengers during the Lunar New Year travel rush, up 9.5 percent year on year.