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3.16 billion passenger expected on the move

From : Xinhua

Passengers queue up to enter 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 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/Wan Xiang)