Railways in the Yangtze River Delta region are predicted to handle more than 141 million passengers during the upcoming summer travel rush, exceeding the figure for the same period in 2019, China Railway Shanghai Group said on Tuesday.
The travel peak will last from July 1 to August 31.
57.5 extra trains will operate in the region during the period to cope with the surging demand.
The passenger flow will be high at the beginning and the end of the travel rush.
Most trips will be made within the region, and there will be a slight increase in long-distance trips, according to the group.
Tourists, people traveling for family reunions and students will be the majority of passengers.
Major destinations will include traditional tourism-oriented cities, cities with rich educational resources and cities with a large number of migrant workers.
New railways in Jiangsu and Anhui provinces are expected to see an increase in traffic flow.
Railways in the region will handle more than 31 million long-distance trips and over 110 million short-distance ones.
57.5 trains will be added to the existing 1,258.5 ones. 18 out of them will run from the region to destinations such as Jiangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Shandong, Gansu and Shaanxi provinces as well as the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The remaining 39.5 ones will be bound for major cities in the region.