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Travel rush as Spring Festival ends

Updated: Feb 25,2015 9:48 AM     Xinhua

Passengers queue to check in at the Meilan Airport in Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan province, Feb 24, 2015, the last day of the Spring Festival holidays. The number of people returning from hometowns and scenic areas reached a peak across the country on Feb 24. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — China’s railways, air routes and highways saw surging traffic on Feb 24 as the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday came to an end.

Passengers queue to get on a bus near the square of the Zhengzhou Railway Station in Zhengzhou, capital of central China.

Passengers walk out of the Shanghai Railway Station in Shanghai, east China, Feb 24, 2015, the last day of the Spring Festival holidays. The number of people returning from hometowns and scenic areas reached a peak across the country on Feb 24.[Photo/Xinhua]

Traffic authorities estimated that about 9.7 million trips were made by train and some 1.4 million by plane on Feb 24, setting new records. Another 73.6 million trips were made by highway.

Altogether, Chinese passengers made 8.25 million trips by air during the weeklong holiday, up 7.3 percent year on year, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

Every year, tens of millions of Chinese return to the cities where they work or attend school after reuniting with family during the Spring Festival, which fell on Feb 19 this year.

The pre- and post-holiday travel rush known as “Chunyun” in Chinese has been called the world’s largest human migration.

Passengers queue to get on a bus near the square of the Zhengzhou Railway Station in Zhengzhou, capital of central China’s Henan province, Feb 24, 2015, the last day of the Spring Festival holidays. The number of people returning from hometowns and scenic areas reached a peak across the country on Feb 24.[Photo/Xinhua]

Passengers walk at the Chongqing North Railway Station in Chongqing, southwest China, Feb 24, 2015, the last day of the Spring Festival holidays. The number of people returning from hometowns and scenic areas reached a peak across the country on Feb 24.[Photo/Xinhua]

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