Rail travel on the rise as Chinese take trains in annual pilgrimage home
Tue, Feb 13, 2018 - 5:50 AM
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.