China’s railway passenger flow to surge by 6.1% from 2019 level on 1st day of May Day holidays


China’s railway passenger flow is expected to surge by 6.1 percent on Saturday, the first day of the 2021 May Day holidays, compared to the same day in 2019, as the country’s tourism and consumption spiraled up to exceed pre-COVID-19 levels as the mass vaccination program is proceeding forward, data from the China Railway showed. 

The country’s railway systems are estimated to make 18.3 million passenger journeys on Saturday, up 6.1 percent compared with the same period in 2019, according to data China Railway sent to the Global Times. 

Most of the passengers either take a tourism trip or visit their relatives during the holidays, data showed. 

This also exceeded the system’s earlier estimation of 17 million passenger trips by railway on Saturday. In total, the company expected about 106 million trips to be made from Thursday to May 6 by railway in China, up about 0.8 percent compared to the same period in 2019.

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