Human waves: past scenes from China’s Spring Festival rush

Source: – VCG Published: 2018/1/3 19:07:22

Highlights: Train tickets for China’s Spring Festival travel rush this year officially went on sale on January 3, 2018. In previous years, especially before online booking, train stations nationwide would see massive crowds as people seeking to travel home for the holiday lined up for days to buy tickets.

  • People crowd around 40 ticket windows to purchase tickets for Spring Festival travel at a train station in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province on December 28, 2011. Photo: VCG

  • People crowd to buy Spring Festival train tickets at Beijing West Railway Station on February 10, 2007. Photo: VCG

  • An LED sign at a Wuhan train station shows tickets to Guangzhou, Shanghai and Chongqing have been sold out on January 7, 2004. Photo: VCG

  • Weary people wait in line to buy tickets at a temporary ticket office in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province on January 9, 2011. Photo: VCG

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