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Railway to carry record holiday passengers

Updated: 2013-09-20 15:50
( Xinhua)

BEIJING -- China's railway will carry more than 10 million people on the peak day during the coming National Day Holiday, said the China Railway Corporation on Thursday.

From September 28 to October 7, the daily passenger volume will reach 8.1 million on average, up by 10.9 percent, or an increment of 5.73 million passengers from a year earlier, it said in a statement.

The seven-day National Day Holiday, also called "Golden Week," starts on October 1.

Around 9.14 million people travelled by train on the peak day during last year's National Day Holiday, the highest daily passenger volume so far.

This year, the peak is expected to fall on October 1, with about 10.1 million passengers carried by trains. Thirty-one pairs of additional trains will be put into temporary service during the holiday to cope with the surging demand, according to the statement.