The traffic was basically the same as last year, according to the Ministry of Transport.
A total of 410 million trips were made by rail, a rise of 7.4 percent
year on year; 2.46 billion by road, a drop of 0.8 percent; 73 million by
air, an increase of 12 percent; and 41 million by water, which was the
same as last year's volume.
The annual travel rush around the festival, when people travel to
celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year with their families, puts the transport
system to the test.
To cope with surging traffic, China's railway, road and air network took
a series of measures to improve their services, including putting more
vehicles into service.
New service forms such as car pools and paperless rail ticket systems
helped ease the traffic burden during this year's travel rush.