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Spring Festival travel rush kicks off

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Epidemic prevention staff members prepare for disinfection at a railway station in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 16, 2022. The number of railway passenger trips during China's upcoming Spring Festival travel rush is expected to jump 28.5 percent from the holiday season last year, industry data shows. During the 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, many Chinese people will travel to meet their families for the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, which will fall on Feb. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)

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Aerial photo taken on Jan. 16, 2022 shows bullet trains at a train depot in Guiyang, southwest China's Guizhou Province. The number of railway passenger trips during China's upcoming Spring Festival travel rush is expected to jump 28.5 percent from the holiday season last year, industry data shows. During the 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, many Chinese people will travel to meet their families for the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, which will fall on Feb. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

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Aerial photo taken on Jan. 16, 2022 shows bullet trains at a train depot in Guiyang, southwest China's Guizhou Province. The number of railway passenger trips during China's upcoming Spring Festival travel rush is expected to jump 28.5 percent from the holiday season last year, industry data shows. During the 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, many Chinese people will travel to meet their families for the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, which will fall on Feb. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

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A staff member carries out a hygienic check on a train in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 16, 2022. The number of railway passenger trips during China's upcoming Spring Festival travel rush is expected to jump 28.5 percent from the holiday season last year, industry data shows. During the 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, many Chinese people will travel to meet their families for the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, which will fall on Feb. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)

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Passengers wait to board trains at Shenzhen North Railway Station in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 17, 2022. The number of railway passenger trips during China's upcoming Spring Festival travel rush is expected to jump 28.5 percent from the holiday season last year, industry data shows. The 2022 Spring Festival travel rush will last from Jan. 17 to Feb. 25. During the 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, many Chinese people will travel to meet their families for the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, which will fall on Feb. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)

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A bullet train passes by the Yongdingmen (Gate of Perpetual Peace) in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 17, 2022. The number of railway passenger trips during China's upcoming Spring Festival travel rush is expected to jump 28.5 percent from the holiday season last year, industry data shows. The 2022 Spring Festival travel rush will last from Jan. 17 to Feb. 25. During the 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, many Chinese people will travel to meet their families for the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, which will fall on Feb. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

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A raillway locomotive passes by the Yongdingmen (Gate of Perpetual Peace) in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 17, 2022. The number of railway passenger trips during China's upcoming Spring Festival travel rush is expected to jump 28.5 percent from the holiday season last year, industry data shows. The 2022 Spring Festival travel rush will last from Jan. 17 to Feb. 25. During the 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, many Chinese people will travel to meet their families for the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, which will fall on Feb. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

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Aerial photo taken on Jan. 16, 2022 shows bullet trains at a train depot in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu Province. The number of railway passenger trips during China's upcoming Spring Festival travel rush is expected to jump 28.5 percent from the holiday season last year, industry data shows. The 2022 Spring Festival travel rush will last from Jan. 17 to Feb. 25. During the 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, many Chinese people will travel to meet their families for the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, which will fall on Feb. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Du Zheyu)

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A passenger checks train information at Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 17, 2022. The number of railway passenger trips during China's upcoming Spring Festival travel rush is expected to jump 28.5 percent from the holiday season last year, industry data shows. The 2022 Spring Festival travel rush will last from Jan. 17 to Feb. 25. During the 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, many Chinese people will travel to meet their families for the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, which will fall on Feb. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

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A disinfection robot is at work at Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 17, 2022. The number of railway passenger trips during China's upcoming Spring Festival travel rush is expected to jump 28.5 percent from the holiday season last year, industry data shows. The 2022 Spring Festival travel rush will last from Jan. 17 to Feb. 25. During the 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, many Chinese people will travel to meet their families for the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, which will fall on Feb. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

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Passengers get off the trains at Guiyang Railway Station in Guiyang, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Jan. 17, 2022. The number of railway passenger trips during China's upcoming Spring Festival travel rush is expected to jump 28.5 percent from the holiday season last year, industry data shows. The 2022 Spring Festival travel rush will last from Jan. 17 to Feb. 25. During the 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, many Chinese people will travel to meet their families for the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, which will fall on Feb. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Tao Liang)

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Passengers queue up to have their tickets checked at Hangzhou East Railway Station in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 17, 2022. The number of railway passenger trips during China's upcoming Spring Festival travel rush is expected to jump 28.5 percent from the holiday season last year, industry data shows. The 2022 Spring Festival travel rush will last from Jan. 17 to Feb. 25. During the 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, many Chinese people will travel to meet their families for the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, which will fall on Feb. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Jiang Han)

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Passengers buy goods sold by local villagers on train No. 4318 in northeast China's Liaoning Province, Jan. 15, 2022. Trains No. 4317 and 4318 are "slow trains" operating between Tonghua of Jilin Province and Dandong of Liaoning Province in northeast China. In the run-up to the Lunar New Year, the local railway authorities have been organizing onboard markets which allow villagers living along the trains' route to sell goods to passengers without leaving the train cars. (Xinhua/Yang Qing)

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Passengers wait to check in at Harbin Railway Station in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Xinhua/Xie Jianfei)

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Passengers queue up to buy bus tickets at Langdong Bus Station in Nanning, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Xinhua/Zhou Hua)

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Passengers prepare to board a train in Harbin Railway Station in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Xinhua/Xie Jianfei)

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A kid interacts with a robot at Shijiazhuang Railway Station in Shijiazhuang, north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Xinhua/Yue Wenting)

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Calligraphers give New Year gifts of Chinese character "Fu", meaning good luck in English, to passengers at Nanjing South Railway Station in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

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Staff members give New Year gifts to passengers at Guiyang Railway Station in Guiyang, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Xinhua/Tao Liang)

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A paper-cutting artwork is pasted on a window of the train G6737 at Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin)

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Passengers queue up to board the train G868 at Ruian Railway Station in Ruian, east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Photo by Sun Lin/Xinhua)

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A puppet is hung on the train G6737 at Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin)

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A staff member (1st R) guides a passenger to show health QR code at an entrance of Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

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A railway policewoman checks luggage on the train D3956 from Beihai in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to Dali in southwest China's Yunnan Province, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)

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A kid poses for a photo at Hohhot East Railway Station in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Xinhua/Zhu Wenzhe)

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Passengers wait to check in at Harbin Railway Station in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Xinhua/Zhang Tao)

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Aerial photo taken on Jan. 17, 2022 shows bullet trains at a train depot in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Photo by Yang Suping/Xinhua)

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Passengers wait to board a train at Yantai Railway Station in Yantai, east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Photo by Tang Ke/Xinhua)

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A passenger walks at Changzhou Railway Station in east China's Jiangsu Province, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Photo by Shi Kang/Xinhua)

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A volunteer helps take care of a kid at Changsha Railway Station in Changsha, central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Xinhua/Chen Zeguo)

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People walk at the square of the Hengyang Railway Station in Hengyang, central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 17, 2022.

China's 2022 Spring Festival travel season is expected to see 1.18 billion passenger trips, up 35.6 percent year on year, but 20.3 percent lower than that of 2020, the Ministry of Transport has said.

The 40-day travel season, also known as chunyun, kicked off Monday and many people will travel to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1 this year. (Photo by Wang Pulin/Xinhua)