xi's moments
Home | Society

China's railway trips hit record high in August

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-09-17 14:42

People get ready to board train home during the traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival on Friday in Beijing. [Photo/IC]

BEIJING - Passenger trips on Chinese railways hit a monthly record high in August amid the summer travel rush, official data showed.

A total of 370.85 million railway trips were made last month, up 9.8 percent year on year, according to the People's Railway Daily, the official railway newspaper in China.

During the period, railway departments put more trains into service to cope with the summer travel rush, fueled by college students traveling between their hometowns and universities during the summer holiday, as well as a surge in trips for tourism and leisure.

Global Edition
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349