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China’s urban rail transit trips surge over 80pc in November

BEIJING (XINHUA) – China’s urban rail transit networks recorded an 81.9-per-cent year-on-year increase in passenger trips in November, according to Ministry of Transport data.

Last month, 2.58 billion passenger trips were made via urban transit networks in 55 cities across the country, according to the data. The figure was 29.8 per cent higher than the average monthly level in 2019.

In November, the addition of a new urban rail transit line took the country’s overall count to 300, according to the ministry.

A high-speed passenger train plying along the Sichuan-Qinghai railway in China. PHOTO: XINHUA