Chinese let the train take the strain

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China saw a significant increase in train travel as millions of Chinese people traveled back from their vacation destinations on the final day of the National Day holiday.
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A railway station in Nanjing on October 8, 2017.

China saw a significant increase in train travel yesterday as millions of Chinese people traveled back from their vacation destinations on the final day of the National Day holiday to return to work and school.

An estimated 14 million passengers were expected to make train journeys yesterday, according to the China Railway Corporation.

Railway authorities put an extra 920 trains in service on Sunday to cope with the surging demand, the corporation said.

People in China have made about 105 million trips by railway since the holiday travel rush started on September 28, the railway company said on Saturday.

On that day, about 12.9 million trips were made, up 3.7 percent year on year, making it the eighth day in a row with more than 10 million railway trips, said the company.

Chinese railways set a new record in daily passenger traffic as more than 15 million trips were made on October 1, or National Day, the first day of the eight-day holiday.

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