China-Laos Railway has transported 14.43 million passengers in China and Laos over its 500 working days, greatly boosting the bilateral communication in business and cultural sectors under the Belt and Road Initiative, China Media Group reported on Wednesday.
In Chinese territory, the railway has transported 12.19 million passenger trips so far with a maximum daily train volume of 70 and passenger volume of 74,000. In Lao territory, the railway has transported 2.24 million passenger trips so far with maximum daily train volume of 10 and passenger volume exceeding 10,000.
According to China's national online train ticket booking platform 12306, tickets for second-class seats in trains from Kunming to Vientiane from April 28 to 30, the early days of the 2023 May Day holidays, have sold out as of press time.
The China-Laos Railway opened cross-border passenger train services from both China and Laos on April 13, which has shortened the travel time between Kunming in China and Lao capital Vientiane to 10.5 hours.
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