Record Number of Passengers Returned Home from the Holidays
A record number 132,000 passengers passed through Shenzhen Railway station and the Shenzhen North Railway station as they returning home from the holidays last Sunday. The surge of passengers lead to the adding of 16 more bullet trains to the railways from midnight until 6 am to accommodate passengers.
Ticket offices were working around the clock, and and estimated 650,000 passengers have arrived in Guangdong Province by Monday. During the week long holiday 440,000 passengers have passed through the Shenzhen railway stations and around 370,00 passengers have departed. Aside from the regular trains routes, the railway operators added 11 more trains to bring returning passengers from Chong-qing, Nanchang, Wuchang, Hengyang, Yueyang, Xiangyang and Hankou.
39 pairs of high speed trains were running between Shenzhen and Guangzhou last Sunday, and an estimated 4.31 million passengers have traveled using the high speed rail and the inter city light rails.