Wed, January 14, 2009
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1st day traffic rush in Lhasa Railway Station

2009-01-14 05:39:49 GMT2009-01-14 13:39:49 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A woman who carries a baby on her back smiles while waiting for her train.(Photo: tibetculture.net)

Two passengers with heavy baggages ready for aboarding in the Lhasa Railway Station. (Photo: tibetculture.net)

BEIJING, Jan. 14 -- The Spring Festival traffic rush began on Jan. 11 in Tibet Autonomous Region with endless but orderly passenger flows crowding in the Lhasa Railway Station.

To cope with the overloaded traffic demand, the railway station will extend the time for selling tickets when necessary while students can buy tickets in a special wicket.

The flow of students and migrant workers as a major part of the Spring Festival rush occured before its expected peak, thus easing the burden for the railway, said Jia Nailin, deputy head of Lhasa Railway Station.

To date, tickets are available ten days ahead of departure, but demand for semi-cushioned berth tickets for Chengdu a bit exceeds supply.

Canceling or changing travel destination should be handled six hours before the departure time.

Passengers are all following the rules and instruction of railway station staff though they are eager to go home.

In the waiting room, doctors from the Hospital of Tibet Military Area, are ready to offer help to passengers who feel uncomfortable.

The Lhasa Railway Station received over 3,000 passengers alone on the first day of Spring Festival traffic rush.

(Source: TibetCulture.net)

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