The number of passenger trips handled by China's railways was expected to hit 19.5 million on Saturday, the first day of the five-day-long May Day holiday, data from the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. showed.
The number was expected to make a new high in terms of single-day passenger traffic, according to the group. The country reported strong demand for travel during the May Day holiday, the first long holiday after the seven-day-long Spring Festival holiday, which was in late January.
About 120 million domestic trips were expected to be made by Chinese railway passengers from April 27 to May 4 around the May Day holiday, earlier data showed.
China's railways are maximizing their transportation potential and increasing capacity to satisfy people's travel needs, while improving service quality to ensure that passengers have better experiences.