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Rail travel on the rise as Chinese take trains in annual pilgrimage home

Passengers at Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai on Feb 6, ahead of the Chinese New Year holidays. Authorities expect more than 390 million train trips between Feb 1 and March 12.


MILLIONS of Chinese cram onto trains to make the annual pilgrimage home for the Chinese New Year holiday. It's a crowded and often uncomfortable experience that is rapidly being transformed by the country's push into the world of high-speed rail.

China already has the

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