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Passengers wait for boarding trains

From : Xinhua

Jan. 9, 2012  
 

Combination photo taken on Jan. 8, 2011 shows passengers resting at the Hangzhou Railway Stations while waiting for boarding trains in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. Most Chinese people have started their journey back home for the family union before the traditional Spring Festival, which falls on Jan. 23 this year. China began the 40-day Spring Festival transportation peak on Sunday. (Xinhua/Han Chuanhao)

Working staff present candies to a young girl at the square in front of the Fuzhou Railway Station in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Jan. 8, 2012. China started the 40-day Spring Festival peak travel season Sunday, with a total of 3.16 billion passenger expected 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/Zhang Guojun)

A working staff distributes train timetable for passengers at the square of the Fuzhou Railway Station in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Jan. 8, 2012. China started the 40-day Spring Festival peak travel season Sunday, with a total of 3.16 billion passenger expected 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/Zhang Guojun) (ry)