Travel season saw 800,000 travelers coming home for the holidays

Travel season saw 800,000 travelers coming home for the holidaysBy 6 pm yesterday, 3.7 million passengers left to travel home since the the Spring Festival travel season started. The weekend also saw around 800,000 traveling home Saturday and Sunday.

Shenzhen station continued tickets sales a few days from the stated day of departures, and beefed up security checks. Airport officials also remind passengers to come at least two hours before their travel time to ensure that they won’t miss their flight due to the longer security checks. Drivers traveling north are advised to take Qinglian, Zhaogan and Yuegan expressways since police expected the Jingzhu expressway to be heavily congested during weekends.

48 ferry services traveling from Shenzhen and Hong Kong between January 29 and February 5, and Shenzhen Bay Checkpoints will open more counters from February 4-6 and the 12 to handle the sudden surge of travelers.

Police advised drivers heading north to take the Qinglian, Zhaogan and Yuegan expressways instead of the Jingzhu Expressway because it was heavily congested over the weekend. Violations such as cutting in when changing lanes had caused minor accidents and traffic jams on the freeway.

Checkpoints have estimated that they will be receiving around 600,000 passengers to cross the borders in the holiday season a 21 percent increase of passengers. Hong Kong will also be added 100 more buses to carry the passengers coming into Hong Kong.

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