Shanghai’s three main railway stations saw a record 480,000 passengers flow through yesterday, the first day of the week-long national holiday, Shanghai Daily reported.
The number surpasses last year’s National Day record of 427,600 passengers who traveled on Shanghai’s railways. Increased capacity with more trains added at Shanghai, Shanghai Hongqiao and Shanghai Southern stations are part of the reason. The glorious weather seen in the past few days is also a factor.
Heinously large crowds of human beings flocked to Hangzhou’s West Lake to celebrate the holiday, while police had to create human barriers to control the mob of people milling around the Bund in Shanghai yesterday.
Last year, around 65 million people took China’s railways over Golden Week, and the holiday generated over a trillion yuan in revenue.