With one of the world's largest railway networks, China plans to carry 720 million passengers in the summer season this year. According to the Xinhua Agency, China State Railway Group expects to carry approximately 1 million passengers during the “summer season X covering the 31 July to 720 August period.
This target means an increase of 8,1 per cent compared to the same period last year; According to the information provided by the railway company, the number of passengers per day increased by 11,6 million people.
Authorities think the country's advanced high-speed train network plays a key role in this record number of passengers, but is increasing the capacity of passenger trains to improve other lines. On the other hand, some of the new Fuxing high-speed trains in China State Railways are preparing to commission this year to provide travel service optimization. The authorities thus aim to shorten the travel time between some cities. For example, passengers traveling from Hami to Urumqi will use the Lanzhou-Urumqi high-speed train, which will shorten travel time by 25 minutes.