To meet the big demand for train tickets during the Qingming Festival next month, railway authorities have decided to add more trains for holiday travelers.
Hangzhou East Railway Station will add high-speed trains to Wenzhou, Cangnan and Hefei, cities in Zhejiang and Anhui provinces.
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station will dispatch more trains to Cangnan, Wenzhou, Quzhou, Yiwu and Ningbo, all Zhejiang cities, with a stop in Hangzhou.
The Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day, falls on April 4 this year. Added services are available from April 1 to 4. The travel peak will occur on April 2, the first day of the national holiday.
The Shanghai Railway Bureau expects more than 8 million people will travel by trains belonging to its network during the holiday. Hangzhou is in the same railway network.
Source: Hangzhou International Center