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  • The Spring Festival travel season, also known as “Chunyun,” will begin this year on Monday and run through March. Hundreds of millions of people in China will head home to see their families during the Spring Festival. Last year, the number of domestic trips by rail during the holiday period increased by 8.8% to 393 million. Above, railway workers maintain and repair trains on Tuesday in Ulanqab, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, in preparation for the travel rush. Photo: VCG_Gallery: China’s Railways Prepare for Spring Festival Travel Season
     
     
    The Spring Festival travel season, also known as “Chunyun,” will begin this year on Monday and run through March. Hundreds of millions of people in China will head home to see their families during the Spring Festival. Last year, the number of domestic trips by rail during the holiday period increased by 8.8% to 393 million. Above, railway workers maintain and repair trains on Tuesday in Ulanqab, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, in preparation for the travel rush. Photo: VCG
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Gallery: China’s Railways Prepare for Spring Festival Travel Season

Millions in country will return to hometowns during ‘Chunyun,’ which begins Monday

01.16.2019
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The Spring Festival travel season, also known as “Chunyun,” will begin this year on Monday and run through March. Hundreds of millions of people in China will head home to see their families during the Spring Festival. Last year, the number of domestic trips by rail during the holiday period increased by 8.8% to 393 million. Above, railway workers maintain and repair trains on Tuesday in Ulanqab, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, in preparation for the travel rush. Photo: VCG
Mechanics in Shanghai inspect a high-speed train on Jan. 6. Photo: VCG
The China Railway bureau in Hohhot, capital of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, overhauls locomotives and trains on Jan. 4 to ensure passengers can return home without incident during the Spring Festival travel season. Photo: VCG
Workers at the China Railway bureau in Chengdu, Sichuan province, work on about 200 locomotives and train cars on Jan. 2 ahead of the Spring Festival travel season. Photo: VCG
Workers inspect high-speed trains at a maintenance base in Wuhan, Hubei province, on Feb. 1, ahead of last year’s Spring Festival. Photo: VCG
A worker removes a train wheel set from a three-dimensional storage unit in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, on Feb. 4, 2018. Photo: VCG

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Gallery: China’s Railways Prepare for Spring Festival Travel Season