RAILWAY STATIONS EMBRACE VOLUME PEAK

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(0121 CR M01) RAILWAY STATIONS EMBRACE VOLUME PEAKDATELINE: Jan. 21, 2012LENGTH: 00:02:33CATEGORY: SOCIETYPKGINTROMillions of travelers board trains to go home for the Chinese Lunar New Year. China's railway stations are adding trains and increasing staff members amid the heat of the world's largest annual migration.PKGMore than 6 million passengers got on trains on Thursday, marking the volume peak of the travel rush four days ahead of the Spring Festival, which falls on January 23 this year.China's Ministry of Railways ordered the addition of 703 trains nationwide on Thursday to handle the record-setting daily traffic volume.SOUNDBITE: XIE YI, GUANGZHOU RAILWAY STATION"It's estimated that more than 173,000 people will board trains at our station. Since last Friday, our station have witnessed this kind of volume for several days."Throngs of passengers have been seen in railway stations across China, but the process of getting them onto trains has been largely smooth, though it's slowe
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