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China's railway trips decline 54% in first half
The China State Railway Group Co Ltd. recorded 818 million railway passenger trips across the country in the first half of 2020, which represents a 53.9 percent year-on-year decline.
The company expects railway passenger trips to continue to grow due to increasing demand from accelerated work and production resumption.
Railway passenger trips made a notable growth beginning March, as China made continuous efforts to contain the pandemic.
Last month, the China State Railway Group Co Ltd noted that its railway passenger trips registered stable growth, which it claims to be a sign of recovery from the pandemic.
There were 166 million rail passenger trips made in June, with average daily passenger trips hitting 5.53 million, up 9.4 percent from May.
Its daily passenger volume hit a post-Spring Festival record high of 7.53 million on June 25 during the 3-day Dragon Boat Festival.