BEIJING, JANUARY 3, 2016: China Railway Corporation (CRC) announced it would dispatch 187 additional trains to accommodate the travel rush during the last day of the three-day New Year holiday on Monday.
The CRC said 9.58 million trips were expected on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.
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About 7.45 million train trips were made on Sunday, the second day of the holiday, surging 11.3 percent year-on-year, the CRC said.
Traffic in major cities rose significantly during the holiday, said the operator of the world’s largest high-speed rail network.
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Some 786,000 passengers left Beijing by trains on Sunday, a year-on-year rise of 18.9 per cent.
More than 1.61 million left Shanghai, jumping 18.1 percent, and 1.1 million left Guangzhou, up 15.8 percent.
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During the New Year holiday, hundreds of millions of people go back to their hometowns to meet relatives and old friends, putting huge stress on the transport system. (IANS)