Railway passenger trips in China rose 8.6% year on year to 143 million during the first 15 days of the annual travel rush around the Spring Festival.
On Jan. 26, more than 10.49 million passenger trips were made by rail, a daily record for the travel rush, data from the China Railway Corporation (CRC) showed.
As more trains have been put into operation, railway transport capacity improved by 5.3% this year during the travel rush, according to the CRC.
The Spring Festival travel rush started from Jan. 21 and will last till March 1, with railway trips expected to hit 413 million in total, up 8.3%.
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