Passengers wait at Hangzhou East Railway Station in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, Oct. 8, 2020. (Photo by Long Wei/Xinhua)
BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- The railway passenger trips in the Yangtze River Delta region, one of China's most economically active regions, surged 57.8 percent to 118.643 million in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Shanghai railway authorities.
During the same period, passenger trips transported by the high-speed Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) trains stood at 99.55 million trips, accounting for 83.9 percent of the total.
The railways transported 21.019 million passenger trips that selected long-distance direct trip.
Meanwhile, the Hangzhou East Railway Station in the region handled 11.195 million passenger trips, up 64.1 percent year on year, making it the station with the largest passenger flow in the Yangtze River Delta region in the first quarter.
During China's Spring Festival travel rush, spanning from Jan. 28 to March 8, the region realized 43.1 million passenger trips, said the local railway authorities.
Since March 12 this year, the passenger trips in the region has surged 213.8 percent to 36.03 million, providing stable and timely railway capacity for China's spring tourism peak.
(Edited by Jiang Feifan with Xinhua Silk Road, email@example.com)