Staff members monitor the 12306 website from behind the scenes at the ticket system monitoring center of the China Academy of Railway Sciences in Beijing, Feb 2. [Photo/Xinhua]
According to Zhu Jiansheng, deputy director of the Institute of Computing Technology at the China Academy of Railway Sciences, the daily ticket-selling capacity of 12306 rose from 10 million to 15 million.
Since the release of tickets for the Spring Festival travel rush on Jan 3, 2018, a total of 350 million tickets have been sold. The internet still is a major channel for selling tickets, with 280 million tickets sold online.
On average, 9.37 million tickets are sold every day, exceeding the peak number in 2017 - 9.33 million. The daily ticket-selling peak reached 11.357 million. So far, there have been 10 days with more than 10 million tickets sold.