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Transportation sees travel peak as May Day holidays end

Updated: May 3,2016 7:18 AM     Xinhua

Passengers check in at the Shijiazhuang Railway Station in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China’s Hebei province, May 2, 2016. Transportation around the country saw a travel peak on May 2, the last day of the three-day May Day holidays.[Photo/Xinhua]

Some 12.9 million train trips were made in China on April 30, the first day of the three-day May Day holiday, exceeding the daily record set during the same period last year. According to China Railway Corp, 8.5 percent more trips were made on April 30 than on the same day a year ago. Megacities, including Beijing and Shanghai, saw huge passenger flows. The corporation estimated 10.15 million trips were made nationwide on May 1. Extra trains were put into service to cope with demand.

Passengers queue to get on the train at the Yinchuan Railway Station in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region, May 2, 2016. Transportation around the country saw a travel peak on May 2, the last day of the three-day May Day holidays. [Photo/Xinhua]

A girl carrying her luggage walks at the Xingtai Railway Station in Xingtai, north China’s Hebei province, May 2, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Passengers wait at the Suzhou Railway Station in Suzhou, east China’s Jiangsu province, May 2, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

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