Over 132 million railway trips made during holiday

Updated 2017-10-10 11:02:53 Xinhua

Over 132 million railway trips were made during the past 11 days of holiday travel rush, up 11.6 percent year on year, according to the China Railway Corporation (CRC).

The travel rush of the National Day holiday lasted from Sept. 28 to Oct. 8, with the holiday extended by one day this year as the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival fell on Oct. 4.

Several railway traffic indices set new highs, with the daily average number of passengers over 10 million for nine consecutive days. Oct.1 alone witnessed 15 million trips, the highest ever on a single day.

During the holiday, on average 7,852 trains were scheduled each day, 713 more than the same period last year, including 5,273 high-speed trains, 788 more than that of 2016.

More than 700 million tourists traveled around the country and generated 584 billion yuan (about 88 billion U.S. dollars) in revenue, according to the China National Tourism Administration.

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