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Qinghai-Tibet railway trips hit record high on Spring Festival travel rush

By Zhu Shan Source:China Tibet news 2018-03-29

During the Spring Festival travel period, Qinghai-Tibet railway delivered a record number of 1.6 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 18.82 percent, according to the statistics of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway Company.

The Spring Festival travel rush, also known as "Chunyun", lasts for 40 days from Feb 1 to March 12 this year.

133 temporary trains and 565 more carriages were put into operation during the Spring Festival travel period. Besides, 7581/2 train has been added since Feb 1, which mainly aims to carry farmers and herdsmen living along the Qinghai-Tibet railway. This train delivered a total of 26,900 passengers during the period of “Chunyun”.

Qinghai-Tibet Railway Company has taken some measures to upgrade the train ticket booking system, providing passengers with five ways ( online, telephone, ticket window, ticket offices and ticket vending machine) to purchase the train tickets. There are 157 train ticket windows and 86 ticket vending machines. In addition, railway passengers can check information about purchasing or changing tickets on the mini program for 12306 on Wechat. About 11,000 passengers get information via “12306” hotline service. Besides, Lhasa Station offers the health service for passengers during the Spring Festival travel rush.

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