Rail travel to peak at end of holiday
The Yangtze River Delta railway authority is expecting 2.78 million passengers on Sunday, the second last day of the seven-day National Day holiday.
To handle the crowd, the authority has laid on extra long-distance trains heading to popular destinations like Beijing, Wuhan, Nanchang and Zhengzhou. Capacity within the delta region has also been increased.
According to the authority, the delta’s railway system has carried 21 million passengers in the past eight days, a 6.8 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Around 3 million are expected on Monday.
Over 100 new self-service ticket verification machines better security checks have greatly increased efficiency.