Xinjiang sees more passengers during this Dragon Boat Festival

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-11 17:15:33|Editor: huaxia
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Photo taken on June 6, 2019 shows horses running in a trip for summer pasture in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)

URUMQI, June 11 (Xinhua) -- The railways in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region transported 780,400 passengers during the recently ended Dragon Boat Festival holiday, up 18.6 percent from last year.

According to Urumqi Railway Bureau under China Railway, the holiday transport peak lasted from June 4 to 9 in the region. A total of 154 temporary passenger trains were added to the transport system during that period of time.

Meanwhile, some trains were installed with extra carriages to meet the greater demand.

Early summer is the peak tourist season for Xinjiang. Local tourist authorities said the region received 3.84 million tourists during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday that ended on Sunday, a growth of 43.5 percent year on year. Enditem