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China's railway passenger trips skyrocket in first three quarters

China's railway passenger trips skyrocket in first three quarters

economics, China, railways, statistics, transport, PRC, Xinhua, Passenger trips
Passengers wait to board a train operating on the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway at the Beijing South Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China. Photo by Xinhua/Ju Huanzong.
Passengers wait to board a train operating on the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway at the Beijing South Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China. Photo by Xinhua/Ju Huanzong.

The number of passenger trips handled by China's railways skyrocketed 112.4 percent year on year in the first three quarters of this year, official data showed. This was reported by The Xinhua News Agency.

 More than 2.93 billion passenger trips were made via the country's railways during the period, according to the Ministry of Transport.

China's railway network also transported around 3.74 billion tonnes of cargo in the same period, up 0.3 percent from a year earlier.

In the January-September period, fixed-asset investment in the country's railways rose 7.1 percent from the same period last year to ¥508.9 bln (about $70.88 bln), the data showed.

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