Archive for ‘Spring Festival’


China’s 40-day Spring Festival travel rush concludes


Passengers walk to board a train at Liuzhi Railway Station in Liuzhi, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, March 1, 2019. China’s 40-day Spring Festival travel rush concluded on Friday. (Xinhua/Tao Liang)


Smog continues in north and east China, snow to hit west

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) — China’s national observatory on Sunday forecast that some northern and eastern parts of the country would be shrouded in smog in the coming days while snow will hit western regions.

Thick smog will envelop northern and eastern areas including Hebei and Shandong provinces until Thursday, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).

From Sunday night to Monday morning, thick fog will be seen in the provinces of Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanghai and Hubei, reducing visibility in some areas to less than 200 meters, the NMC said.

From Sunday night to Tuesday, snow will hit west China’s Tibet, Qinghai and Gansu, while rain will soak the south from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Bad weather could disrupt traffic after the Spring Festival holiday when many people are returning to work after the break.

China’s Spring Festival travel rush started from Jan. 21 and will last till March 1.

Source: Xinhua


Railway trips hit record high in China Saturday

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) — Railway trips in China hit a record high as travelers returned to work after the Spring Festival break, data from the national railway operator showed.

On Saturday, some 13.17 million passenger trips were made by rail, a daily record for the travel rush, up 38.8 percent year on year, according to the China Railway Corporation (CRC).

On Sunday, 12.2 million railway trips are expected to be made as the travel rush continues, the CRC said.

Hundreds of millions of Chinese went back to their hometowns to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with their families.

The annual travel rush around the festival (chunyun) often puts the transport system to the test.

As more trains have been put into operation, railway transport capacity improved by 5.3 percent this year during the travel rush, according to the CRC.

The Spring Festival travel rush started from Jan. 21 and will last till March 1, with railway trips expected to hit 413 million in total, up 8.3 percent.

Source: Xinhua


Electricians dispatched to repair high voltage wire to ensure post-holiday travel peak in China’s Wuhan


Aerial photo taken on Feb. 12, 2019 shows emergency worker Dong Jinbing (L) inspecting the high voltage wire with his workmate Wang Wensheng on the power transmission tower in the mountain area of Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province.

A team of electricians was dispatched to repair a high voltage wire that was broken due to thick layer of ice accumulation. After one day’s work on the over 40-meter-high power transmission tower in bad weather condition, the team succeeded in fixing the failed power system that lowered the trains’ speed causing delay during the post-holiday travel peak. This year’s Spring Festival travel rush started on Jan. 21 and will last till March 1, with railway trips expected to hit 413 million in total, up 8.3 percent. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)