BEIJING, June 12 (Xinhua) -- More than 40 million train trips were made during the four-day Dragon Boat Festival travel rush, up 11.7 percent from the same period last year, the China Railway Corporation said on Sunday.
More than half the trips were made by bullet train.
Passenger numbers peaked on Thursday with 11.28 million trips made, up 15.1 percent from last year.
A total of 1,494 trains were added during the four-day period to meet demand.
Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. It fell on June 9 this year.