Thu, August 19, 2010

Spring Festival travel peak 2010

Ticket scalpers attack Sichuan police officer

Six railway police officers were attacked after they tried to inspect a bag carried by train tick-et scalpers in Wusheng county, Sichuan Province.Full story


Chunyun 2010

China's railways are expected to carry 210 million passengers during the upcoming 40-day travel peak as people flock home for the traditional Spring Festival holiday reunions.


Will going home be easier this Spring Festival with the introduction of the new ID-based ticket booking system for trains?


Inbound rail passenger numbers peak in S China

2010-02-21 07:09:27 GMT Xinhua English GUANGZHOU: Inbound passenger numbers peaked in south China's Guangdong Province, with 600,000 rail passengers arriving Sunday, said local railway authorities.

China's railways carry record-high of 6.3 mln passengers

2010-02-20 08:42:47 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- China's train passengers totalled 6.33 million on Friday, the busiest day in the country's history falling at end of the Spring Festival holiday, the Ministry of Railways (MOR) said Saturday.

Post-holiday travelers hit the road

2010-02-20 02:25:01 GMT China Daily Highway, train and airport traffic expected to surge over weekend

Passenger flow increases as week-long festival holiday draws to end

2010-02-19 10:37:29 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Railway and highway stations across China have seen increasing passenger flow since Thursday as millions of Chinese are returning to work or study when the week-long Spring Festival holiday draws to an end, transport authorities said Friday.

China embraces post-holiday railway traffic boom

2010-02-19 09:53:40 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- China's railways are challenged by travel rush after the Spring Festival as millions of people begin to return to work after the festival holiday.

Chinese cities brace for massive Spring Festival return travels

2010-02-18 11:54:10 GMT Xinhua English SHANGHAI, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Coach and railway terminals in major Chinese cities are bracing for a fresh travel rush, as millions of festival travelers set foot on return trips to city work after a week-long holiday.

First direct flight from N China's Taiyuan to Taiwan starts

2010-02-10 08:06:33 GMT Xinhua English The first direct flight from Taiyuan to Taiwan, carrying 130 tourists, took off in Taiyuan on Wednesday morning. Taiyuan, Changchun, Nanning and Yantai have been added as regular cross-Strait terminals in the mainland, bringing the total number of mainland terminals to 31.

Sichuan Airlines to put Airbus A330 into use for Spring Festival travel season

2010-02-05 13:36:41 GMT Xinhua English The first imported Airbus A330 wide-bodied airplane of Sichuan Airlines arrives at Shuangliu Airport in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 5, 2010. The plane will be put into operation for the Spring Festival travel season on Feb. 9, 2010. Sichuan Airlines has planned to set up an Airbus A330 team after another two planes of the same type are imported in June 2011.

Passenger ship poised to maiden voyage in Spring Festival trasnsport peak

2010-02-05 10:09:21 GMT Xinhua English With a full length of 106 meters, a width of 19.8 meters, total tonnage of 6,815 tons and loading capacity of 988 seats of passengers and 46 vehicle parking lots, Bao Dao 12 Hao boasts super security reliability, rapid transport speed and strength of withstanding gale on the 8th wind scale.

China embraces Spring Festival travel peak

2010-02-05 03:21:47 GMT Xinhua English China's transport network is gearing up for millions of travelers expected during the annual Chinese Spring Festival period in February.

Elite migrant workers on board chartered flights

2010-02-04 14:14:09 GMT Xinhua English More than 300 elite migrant workers from southwest China's Sichuan Province went home from Zhejiang Province on Thursday for the Spring Festival on three chartered planes, which were provided by the Zhejiang Federation of Trade Unions.

Passengers to reace 1.52 mln during peak period in Hainan

2010-02-02 02:59:36 GMT Xinhua English It is estimated that the number of passengers traveling across the Qiongzhou Strait would reach 1.52 million during the peak period of the traditional Spring Festival.