Railway administration expands operations

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/2/1 18:28:39

The railway department added 17 Fuxing bullet trains running from the Yangtze River Delta region to East China's Jiangxi Province and Central China's Hunan Province to cope with this year's Spring Festival travel rush, which began on Thursday, China Railway Shanghai Group announced on Wednesday. Thus far, there are in total 47 Fuxing bullet trains operated by the group.

Fuxing bullet trains reach speeds up to 350 kilometers per hour. China Railway Shanghai Group each year sends the largest quantity of passengers during Spring Festival travel, which accounts for approximately 20 percent of all train passengers nationwide.

Shanghai railway administration expects to accommodate 71 million passengers for this year's Spring Festival travel season, an increase of 4.49 million year-on-year, up to 1.78 million people each day.

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