Passenger trips of Spring Festival travel rush to drop 45%: ministry

Xinhua
The volume of passenger trips during the Spring Festival travel rush this year is expected to be 45 percent lower than last year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Xinhua
Passenger trips of Spring Festival travel rush to drop 45%: ministry
Xinhua

Only a few passengers wait at the Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai on February 14, 2020.

The volume of passenger trips during the Spring Festival travel rush this year is expected to be 45 percent lower than last year due to the coronavirus outbreak, said China's Ministry of Transport on Saturday.

From January 25 to February 14, a total of 283 million passenger trips were made across the country, with 13.48 million per day, down 82.3 percent compared with the same period last year, said Liu Xiaoming, vice minister of transport, at a press conference in Beijing.

The Spring Festival travel rush, also known as chunyun, lasts for 40 days from Jan. 10 to February 18 this year.

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