China's May Day railway trips hit record

Updated: 2015-05-02 14:49


China's May Day railway trips hit record

Broken Bridge at the West Lake crowded with tourists during the May Day holiday in Hangzhou city, East China's Zhejiang province, 1 May 2015.[Photo/IC]

BEIJING - 11.9 million trips were taken by rail in China on Friday, the first day of the country's three-day public holiday, a daily record.

According to the China Railway Corporation, Friday's trips rose by 11.6 percent from a year ago.

The corporation estimated 8.5 million trips and arranged 327 extra trains on Saturday.

Railways should guarantee high-quality services and provide safe and pleasant trips for tourists, said the corporation.