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Spring Festival travel rush to begin on Feb 4

Updated: Feb 4,2015 7:59 AM     Xinhua

A boy on a train home looks out of the window at the railway station of Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang province, Feb 3, 2015. The 40-day travel frenzy known as “Chunyun”, the hectic period surrounding Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, which falls this year on Feb 19, will begin on Feb 4 and last until March 16. [Photo/Xinhua]

Passengers wait in line to board a train to Zhengzhou, central China’s Henan province, at the railway station of Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang province, Feb 3, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

A man holding his baby waits for their train home at the railway station of Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang province, Feb 3, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Passengers wait to board a train to Zhengzhou, central China’s Henan province, at the railway station of Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang province, Feb 3, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

A man presents a skateboard he bought for his son before boarding his train home at the railway station of Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang province, Feb 3, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Girls wait to board their train home at the railway station of Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang province, Feb 3, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Staff members of the Guangzhou Railway Station help passengers move baggage in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong province, Feb 3, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Passengers walk to get on the train in Guangzhou Railway Station in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong province, Feb 3, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

Passengers queue to get on the train in Guangzhou Railway Station in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong province, Feb 3, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

Passengers walk to get on the train in Guangzhou Railway Station in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong province, Feb 3, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Two children look out of the window of a train leaving for Chongqing municipality at Guangzhou East Railway Station in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong province, Feb 3, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

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