China's railways see record traffic

Updated: 2013-10-02 02:33


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BEIJING - China's railways carried a record high of 10.33 million passengers on Tuesday, the first day of the seven-day national holiday, according to China Railway Corporation.

The volume marked a year-on-year increase of 13 percent, the corporation said.

To cope with surging demands during the period, China has put thirty-one pairs of additional trains into temporary service.

The Ministry of Transport expects more than 610 million passengers to travel on roads and waterways during the period.