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May Day railway trips hit record

Updated: May 2,2015 2:41 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — 11.9 million trips were taken by rail in China on May 1, the first day of the country’s three-day public holiday, a daily record.

According to the China Railway Corporation, trips on May 1 rose by 11.6 percent from a year ago.

The corporation estimated 8.5 million trips and arranged 327 extra trains on May 2.

Railways should guarantee high-quality services and provide safe and pleasant trips for tourists, said the corporation.