Compared with a regional two- or three-hour flight, the high-speed train can offer a cheaper, greener and more convenient journey in about the same time.
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From Jan 17 to Jan 31, over 86 million passenger trips were made by rail, up 65% year on year.
During the first three days of the 40-day travel season, the country is expected to see a total of more than 15 million passenger trips.
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During the Games, there will be 40 pairs of these trains on the express railway and dedicated trains will be arranged for the opening ceremony.
The peak rail passenger flow came on Jan. 1 as 8.44 million passenger trips were recorded.
With the operation of the new section, the country's total railway network stretches more than 150,000 km.
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