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China Spring Festival travel season starts

From : Xinhua

Jan. 9, 2012  
 

A child plays with relatives at the railway station in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 7, 2012. China's railways will carry 235 million passengers during the 40-day Spring Festival travel rush, up 6.1 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Railways said Friday. A daily average of 5.88 million people will make trains trips from Jan. 8 to Feb. 16, according to the website of the ministry. (Xinhua/Han Chuanhao) 
 

Passengers queue up to buy tickets at the temporary ticket office of the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 8, 2012. China started the 40-day Spring Festival peak travel season Sunday, with a total of 3.16 billion passenger on the move. China's railways will carry 235 million passengers during the travel rush, up 6.1 percent year-on-year. The Spring Festival, or Chinese lunar New Year, falls on Jan. 23 this year. It is the most important traditional Chinese festival for family reunions. (Xinhua/Liu Changlong)