First trains of Spring Festival travel depart around China
Updated: 2016-01-25 08:28
Passengers walk to board an extra train bound to Anqing city, East China's Anhui province, at Beijing West Railway Station on Jan 24, 2016. The train marks the start of travel rush of the 40-day Spring Festival travel. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
Sunday marks the beginning of the annual Spring Festival travel around China with the first train at each station carrying the festival passengers. The total passenger traffic volume at all railway stations is estimated to reach more than 2.91 billion during the 40-day Spring Festival Travel from Jan 24 to March 3, said the Ministry of Transport.