Extra train services during May Day holiday

72 extra trains will be put into service during the May Day break to meet the needs of the estimated 1.75 million travellers who will leave town.

The three railway stations in Shanghai are expecting to see off 1.75 million people during the May Day break from April 28 to May 1, a 3 percent rise over last year.

According to Shanghai Railway Station, the peak of passenger flow will come at April 29 as some 500,000 people leave town.

In order to meet the mobility needs of travellers, 72 extra trains will be put into service. More trains will be added if the need arises.

Tickets on trains going to nearby regions like Zhejiang and Jiangsu Provinces on the mornings of April 28 and 29 are in short supply, as are tickets heading to Beijing and Tianjin on April 28.

A railway station official suggests all passengers should double check the departure station on their tickets in case they go to the wrong station and miss their train. Mixing up Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station is a common occurrence, the official added.

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