China’s rail passenger trips surpass pre-epidemic level

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The daily number of railway passenger trips in China continued to exceed the pre-epidemic level on May 3, the third day of the May Day holiday.

Nearly 13.75 million passenger trips were made on the day, a 3.2-percent increase over the same day in 2019, the China State Railway Group Co Ltd, the country’s railway operator, said.

The country saw 14.72 million passenger trips on May 2, an increase of 11.6 percent from the same period in 2019. On May 1, the figure stood at 18.83 million, up 9.2 percent from the 2019 level.

The operator predicted that passenger trips would reach 15.2 million on May 4.

May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, is observed on May 1 in China. Many people have chosen to travel during the holiday that lasts from May 1 to 5 this year.