The Lunar New Year holiday, known in China as the Spring Festival, officially starts on Feb. 3, but the travel period began in mid-January and will stretch to Feb. 27.
Hundreds of millions of Chinese, including white-collar employees, migrant workers and students, will fight for space on crowded planes, trains and buses to return home during the holiday, often to rural areas in China's interior. Many only return home to see their families once a year, during China's most important holiday.
An average of 2,265 trains per day will carry travelers during the peak travel period. Close to 300 trains will be added to carry a record 230 million passengers.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
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