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China prepares for upcoming Spring Festival travel rush

Updated: Jan 12,2017 8:29 PM     Xinhua

Mechanics check a bullet train in Qingdao city, East China’s Shandong province, Jan 12, 2017, ahead of the Spring Festival travel rush. Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, will fall on Jan 28 this year. The travel rush, also known as “Chunyun,” will begin on Jan 13 and last until Feb 21. Spring Festival is the country’s most important family holiday, with hundreds of millions of people heading to their hometowns, which puts huge stress on the transport system.[Photo/Xinhua]

Railway staff greet the upcoming Spring Festival travel rush at the Liugeji Railway Station on Shanghai-Kunming railway in Southwest China’s Guizhou province, Jan 12, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

Bullet trains wait on the high-speed railway depot in Qingdao city, East China’s Shandong province, Jan12, 2017, ahead of the Spring Festival travel rush.[Photo/Xinhua]

Passengers prepare to get on bullet trains in Xi’an North Railway Station in Xi’an, capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, Jan 12, 2017, ahead of the Spring Festival travel rush. [Photo/Xinhua]

Passengers pose for a group photo at Fuzhou Railway Station in Fuzhou, capital of East China’s Fujian province, Jan 12, 2017, ahead of the Spring Festival travel rush.[Photo/Xinhua]

Passengers wait for the train at Fuzhou Railway Station in Fuzhou, capital of East China’s Fujian province, Jan12, 2017, ahead of the Spring Festival travel rush. [Photo/Xinhua]

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