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China's railways see record traffic

(Xinhua) Updated: 2012-10-02 21:22

China's railways see record traffic


A boy looks out through a window of a train before the start of a nationwide eight days break to celebrate China's Mid-Autumn festival and National Day at Nanchang train station, Jiangxi province, September 29, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]


BEIJING - China's railways carried a record high of 9.14 million passengers on the first day of the eight-day holiday, the country's Ministry of Railways announced on Tuesday.

Sunday was the first day of China's eight-day holiday bridging Mid-Autumn Festival on Sunday and the National Day holiday from Monday to Sunday.

The daily passenger transport volume on September 30 exceeded the previous record of nearly 8.2 million set on the first day of the International Labor Day holiday, which lasts from April 29 to May 1.

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